Journal article

The gender diversity-performance relationship in services and manufacturing organizations

Muhammad Ali, Carol T Kulik, Isabel Metz

International Journal of Human Resource Management | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | 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 selfcategorization 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 predi..

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