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dc.contributor.authorHossain, M
dc.contributor.authorAtif, M
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, A
dc.contributor.authorMia, L
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-01T05:04:44Z
dc.date.available2021-03-01T05:04:44Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0167-4544
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10551-019-04158-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/402701
dc.description.abstractWe show that the U.S. anti-discriminatory laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity (i.e. lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identities) spur innovation, which ultimately leads to higher firm performance. We use the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) of 398 (1592 firm-year observations) U.S. firms between 2011 and 2014, and find a significantly positive relationship between CEI and firm innovation. We also find that an interacting effect of CEI and firm innovation leads to higher firm performance. We use our understanding of Rawls’ Theory of Justice and stakeholder theory to show that firms with workplace diversity policies are likely to be more innovative and perform better than those without such policies. Our results are robust to endogeneity, reverse causality and simultaneity issues. Our results will trigger debate in similar markets around the globe on the economic benefits of LGBT workplace diversity policies for firms.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom775
dc.relation.ispartofpageto791
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Business Ethics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume167
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Ethics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2201
dc.titleDo LGBT Workplace Diversity Policies Create Value for Firms?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHossain, M; Atif, M; Ahmed, A; Mia, L, Do LGBT Workplace Diversity Policies Create Value for Firms?, Journal of Business Ethics, 2020, 167 (4), pp. 775-791
dc.date.updated2021-03-01T04:45:20Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHossain, Mohammed
gro.griffith.authorMia, Lokman


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