The Effect from National Diversity on Team Production – Empirical Evidence from the Sports Industry
AbstractWe analyze the effect of national diversity on sports team performance. Due to language barriers, we expect the team’s productivity to decrease with the number of nationalities, but that the introduction of further nations and further aspects of different cultures might lead to additional skills within the team. We test our hypothesis on a seasonal individual team basis. We do not find that national diversity among team members significantly influences a team’s performance. However, we find that the influence of national diversity on team performance depends on the nature of the underlying task.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by LMU Munich School of Management in its journal Schmalenbach Business Review.
Volume (Year): 61 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Corporate Venture Capital; Dynamic Social Network Perspective; Innovation Generation; Knowledge Broker; Knowledge Transfer and Creation;
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- Leif Brandes & Egon Franck & Philipp Theiler, 2007. "The Effect from National Diversity on Team Production - Empirical Evidence from the Sports Industry," Working Papers 0088, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU), revised 2008.
- C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
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- Stephan Nüesch, 2009.
"Are Demographic Diversity Effects Spurious?,"
0097, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).
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