Equal Employment Opportunity in Supply Chains 发布时间:2022-05-25

题 目Equal Employment Opportunity in Supply Chains

嘉 宾吴靖 助理教授 香港中文大学商学院

主持人:曹宇峰 助理教授 上海交通大学安泰经济与管理学院

时 间20220603日(周三)10:30-12:00(腾讯会议)



The equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy is an essential component of workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices. This paper examines whether principal customer firms infuse EEO policy in their dependent suppliers. Specifically, using a unique workforce EEO measure based on textual analysis of online job postings, we demonstrate a lead-lag pattern of EEO policies in recruitment between customers and suppliers. This effect is stronger when the principal customers have more bargaining power against their dependent suppliers. To alleviate the endogeneity concerns, we use the introduction of California's 2018 "Women on Boards" as the exogenous shock to support a causal interpretation of our findings. Furthermore, when a supplier fails to adapt its workforce EEO practices to cater to its major customers, the supplier's negative workforce EEO incident will increase the likelihood of supply chain relationship termination, especially when the customer's EEO level is high. At last, we find that higher customer workforce EEO levels boost suppliers' innovation performance, measured by both patent quantity and quality, suggesting economic benefits associated with the diffusion of workforce EEO practices in supply chains.


吴靖教授就职于香港中文大学商学院决策科学与企业经济学系。毕业于清华大学电子工程专业,获得芝加哥大学布斯商学院工商管理硕士学位和博士学位。他的主要研究领域是运营-金融接口、全球供应链、金融科技和商业智能,学术论文发表在Management Science、M&SOM POMS 等期刊上,评论文章出现在《斯隆管理评论》、《经济学人》和《福布斯》等杂志上。他关于COVID-19和贸易战对供应链影响的定量研究结果被全球20多个国家的400多家媒体报导。在进入学术界之前,他曾在纽约的德意志银行担任股票量化策略师。