Journal article

The organisational gender diversity-performance link: Does industry type matter?

M Ali, I Metz, CT Kulik

International Journal of Human Resource Management | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2011


Empirical findings on the link between gender diversity and performance have been inconsistent. This paper presents three competing predictions of the organizational gender diversity–performance relationship: a positive linear prediction derived from the resource-based view of the firm, a negative linear prediction derived from self-categorization and social identity theories, and an inverted U-shaped curvilinear prediction derived from the integration of the resource-based view of the firm with self-categorization and social identity theories. This paper also proposes a moderating effect of industry type (services vs. manufacturing) on the gender diversity–performance relationship. The pred..

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