Does Diversity Pay?: Race, Gender, and the Business Case for Diversity

  title={Does Diversity Pay?: Race, Gender, and the Business Case for Diversity},
  author={Cedric Herring},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={208 - 224}
  • C. Herring
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Economics
  • American Sociological Review
The value-in-diversity perspective argues that a diverse workforce, relative to a homogeneous one, is generally beneficial for business, including but not limited to corporate profits and earnings. This is in contrast to other accounts that view diversity as either nonconsequential to business success or actually detrimental by creating conflict, undermining cohesion, and thus decreasing productivity. Using data from the 1996 to 1997 National Organizations Survey, a national sample of for… Expand

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