How does board environmental expertise influence corporate environmental performance? And how is that relationship affected by a country’s stakeholder orientation? Jana Oehmichen, Professor of Organization and Management Studies at the University of Groningen, discussed these questions with members of the WHU community during a WHU Research Seminar on October 31. Her current research suggest that board environmental expertise increases the ability of directors to manage stakeholder relations, which in turn leads to superior environmental performance.
Jana Oehmichen is a Full Professor of Organization and Management Studies at the University of Groningen. Before joining the University of Groningen, she was Assistant/Associate Professor (2011-2017) at the University of Göttingen and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Copenhagen Business School (2011). Her research focuses on international corporate governance, corporate incentive structures, and board compositions and has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and European Accounting Review.