The Impact of Work Group Diversity on Performance: Large Sample Evidence from the Mutual Fund Industry

@article{Baer2007TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Work Group Diversity on Performance: Large Sample Evidence from the Mutual Fund Industry},
  author={Michaela Baer and Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi and S. Ruenzi},
  journal={SEIN Corporate Governance & Accountability eJournal},
  year={2007}
}
  • Michaela Baer, Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, S. Ruenzi
  • Published 2007
  • Business
  • SEIN Corporate Governance & Accountability eJournal
  • This paper investigates the impact of work group diversity on performance. Analyzing a uniquely large sample of management teams from the U.S. mutual fund industry we find that the influence of diversity on performance depends on the dimension of diversity that is analyzed. Informational diversity has a positive impact on performance, which is driven by tenure diversity as well as educational diversity. Social category diversity has a negative impact on performance, which is mainly driven by… CONTINUE READING
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