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Female Executives and Digital Transformation in Enterprises

Li, Qian * 1
1 The University of Melbourne Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 73, 12-26
Published 05 March 2024. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Li, Qian. Female Executives and Digital Transformation in Enterprises. AEMPS (2024) Vol. 73: 12-26. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/73/20230840.

Abstract

In the digital era of the economy, digital transformation has become an important path for high-quality development of Corporates. This article is based on the Guotai An database and uses Chinese companies from 2010 to 2021 as research samples to empirically examine the impact of the proportion of female executives on corporate digital transformation. The study found that: (1) The proportion of female executives can enhance a company's level of digitalization. (2) This effect is mainly achieved through increasing the company's research and development intensity, thereby improving its digitalization level. (3) The role of female executives in promoting digitalization is more pronounced in non-state-owned, large companies with dispersed equity ownership.

Keywords

Female executives, Digitalization, R&D intensity, Corporate governance

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Financial Technology and Business Analysis
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-319-7
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-320-3
Published Date
05 March 2024
Series
Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
ISSN (Print)
2754-1169
ISSN (Online)
2754-1177
DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/73/20230840
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© 2023 The Author(s)
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