Team diversity and individual performance

Soo, Kwok Tong and Homroy, Swarnodeep (2020) Team diversity and individual performance. Manchester School, 88 (4). pp. 507-530. ISSN 1463-6786

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Using a field experiment, we investigate the impact of working in a diverse team on team and individual performance. We find no short-term effect of team diversity on team performance, but a positive (albeit small) effect on subsequent individual performance. In the latter case, it is diversity in terms of nationality which matters, not diversity in terms of gender or ability. Our results suggest that the gains from asymmetries in work teams are assimilated by individuals.

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Manchester School
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Homroy, S, Soo, KT. Team diversity and individual performance. The Manchester School. 2020; 00: 1– 24. which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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?? diversityfield experimentindividual performanceteam compositionteam performanceeconomics, econometrics and finance(all)economics and econometricsm2m5discipline-based research ??
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