IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Discrimination and Profit

  • Dragos BIGU

    ()

    (Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania)

Registered author(s):

    In this paper I analyze the relation between anti-discrimination policies applied by a company and its profit. Some authors argue that the problem of discrimination should not be approached at the company level, because this will negatively affect its profit, but at the public policy level. I try to show that a company can apply anti-discrimination policies with a positive impact on profit. Policies of the first type have as their aim to ensure fairness in the selection process. Other policies give privilege to the members of discriminated groups in the selection process. At last, companies can implement a minimum quota system for members of a discriminated group. I prove that these three types of policies can positively affect the company’s profit.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL: http://www.rmci.ase.ro/no10vol5/Vol10_No5_Article17.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania in its journal REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 5 (December)
    Pages: 1021-1027

    as
    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:10:y:2009:i:5:p:1021-1027
    Contact details of provider: Postal: 6 ROMANA PLACE, 70167 - BUCHAREST
    Phone: 0040-01-2112650
    Fax: 0040-01-3129549
    Web page: http://www.management.ase.ro/
    Email:


    More information through EDIRC

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    as in new window
    1. Harry J. Holzer, 1998. "Employer skill demands and labor market outcomes of blacks and women," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 52(1), pages 82-98, October.
    2. Sattinger, Michael, 1998. "Statistical Discrimination with Employment Criteria," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 39(1), pages 205-37, February.
    3. Manuela TOMEI, 2003. "Discrimination and equality at work: A review of the concepts," International Labour Review, International Labour Organization, vol. 142(4), pages 401-418, December.
    4. Harry J. Holzer & David Neumark, 1998. "What Does Affirmative Action Do?," NBER Working Papers 6605, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    5. Peter Norman, 2003. "Statistical Discrimination and Efficiency," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 70(3), pages 615-627.
    6. Greg Leblanc, 1995. "Discrimination in the Labour Market," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 28(3), pages 702-17, August.
    7. Peter Norman, 2003. "Statistical Discrimination and Efficiency," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 70(3), pages 615-627, 07.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:10:y:2009:i:5:p:1021-1027. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Marian Nastase)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.