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Impact of Gender Diversity on the Performance of the Companies

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  • Dr. Neelu Tiwari

    () (Assistant Professor, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad (UP))

  • Sneha

    () (Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad (UP))

Abstract

Workforce gender diversity is increasing in countries all over the world (International Labour Office, 2007). For example, women’s representation in the United States civilian labor force has increased from 29.4 percent in 1950 (U.S. Census Bureau, 1970) to 46.3 percent in 2006 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007). Similarly, women’s representation in the Australian labor force has increased from 22.9 percent in 1954 (Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, 1958) to 46.1 percent in 2006 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006). The Labor force; female (percent of total labor force) in India was last reported at 25.33 in 2010, according to a World Bank report published in 2012. With globalisation and increased competitiveness, gender diversity is now a global voice, not a male voice . A strong emphasis is nowadays being placed on diversity related issues in workplace. Diversity in workplace can be due to various reasons like difference in gender, race, age, national origin etc. But the area of larger concern nowadays is Gender Diversity.This research paper addresses one key question: does gender diversity within corporate management improve performance? As an answer to this question, The Quantitative Research conducted, supports the argument that organizational gender diversity is positively linked to an organization’s performance. The study’s results found a positive relationship between organizational gender diversity and performance when performance was operationalized in terms of profit.

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  • Dr. Neelu Tiwari & Sneha, 2013. "Impact of Gender Diversity on the Performance of the Companies," Journal of Commerce and Trade, Society for Advanced Management Studies, vol. 8(12), pages 28-34, AprilOcto.
  • Handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:8:y:2013:i:12:p:28-34
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    1. Dwyer, Sean & Richard, Orlando C. & Chadwick, Ken, 2003. "Gender diversity in management and firm performance: the influence of growth orientation and organizational culture," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 56(12), pages 1009-1019, December.
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    Keywords

    Culture; Male centric corporate culture; Ethnocentric view; Similarity Attraction Paradigm.;

    JEL classification:

    • I14 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Inequality
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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