Does duration of team governance decrease corporate carbon emission intensity

Xia, Mengyao ORCID logoORCID:, Zhu, Bangzhu ORCID logoORCID: and Cai, Huifen (Helen) ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Does duration of team governance decrease corporate carbon emission intensity. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management . ISSN 1535-3958 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1002/csr.2425)

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The study explores the effects of duration of team governance (DTG) on carbon emission intensity of 608 U.S. listed corporations merged three official datasets of Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Compuatat and BoardEx over the period 2009–2018, using unbalanced panel data analysis. It bridges three theoretical approaches: group development theory (GDT), social identity theory (SIT) and resource dependence theory (RDT) and applies econometric analysis techniques to investigate corporate carbon emission intensity. The result shows an inverted U-shaped relationship between DTG and carbon emission intensity. It is interesting that carbon emission intensity increased when the duration is less than 6.52 years, however, the duration exceeds 6.52 years decreases carbon emission intensity. We also find other factors of team size and gender diversity moderate the U-shaped relationship, further testing the optimal team of 8–11 members and 3–4 women members. Meanwhile, the finding shows that the low-carbon innovation is an effective mediator for DTG to decrease carbon emission intensity. The paper is important for managerial implication and policy making.

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Keywords (uncontrolled): Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Strategy and Management, Development, carbon emission intensity, duration of team governance, group development theory, resource dependence theory, social identity theory, unbalanced panel data analysis
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 36984
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Xia, M., Zhu, B., & Cai, H. H. (2022). Does duration of team governance decrease corporate carbon emission intensity. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 1– 26., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited
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Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2022 11:20
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