Do STEM-educated boards contribute to innovation activities in large companies?

Tien Shih Hsieh, Jeong Bon Kim, Ray R WANG, Zhihong Wang*

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

    2 Citations (Scopus)


    Corporate boards play an important role in formulating long-term strategies, implementing short-term objectives, and monitoring various strategic decisions made by executives. For companies with innovation as a strategic objective, it is important to identify a board that promotes and motivates innovation. Our study shows that corporate boards with more directors who have received a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education tend to promote more innovation activities, such as new technology invention, patent applications, and research and development investments. Our findings provide these innovative companies with useful information for identifying directors who may exercise a positive impact on corporate innovation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number8550660
    Pages (from-to)32-35
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE Engineering Management Review
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Strategy and Management
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    User-Defined Keywords

    • corporate board
    • directors
    • innovation
    • STEM


    Dive into the research topics of 'Do STEM-educated boards contribute to innovation activities in large companies?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this