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Diversity and business performance: 50 years of research


  • Carlos De Abreu Dos Reis


  • Miguel Sastre Castillo


  • Salvador Roig Dobón



This study has carried out a review of the literature appearing on diversity in the last 50 years. Research findings from this period reveal it is impossible to assume there is a pure and simple relationship between diversity and performance without considering a series of variables that affect this relationship. In this study, emphasis has been placed on the analysis of results arrived at through empirical investigation on the relation between the most studied dimensions of diversity and performance. The results presented are part of a more extensive research. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2007

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  • Carlos De Abreu Dos Reis & Miguel Sastre Castillo & Salvador Roig Dobón, 2007. "Diversity and business performance: 50 years of research," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 1(4), pages 257-274, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:svcbiz:v:1:y:2007:i:4:p:257-274
    DOI: 10.1007/s11628-007-0022-2

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    2. Niclas L. Erhardt & James D. Werbel & Charles B. Shrader, 2003. "Board of Director Diversity and Firm Financial Performance," Corporate Governance: An International Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 11(2), pages 102-111, April.
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    1. Talke, Katrin & Salomo, Sören & Rost, Katja, 2010. "How top management team diversity affects innovativeness and performance via the strategic choice to focus on innovation fields," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(7), pages 907-918, September.
    2. Sabrina Wieland & Benjamin Flavel, 2015. "The influence of gender diverse corporate boards on employee-orientation," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 19(4), pages 825-848, November.
    3. Loay Alnaji & Mahmoud Yousef Askari & Ghaleb A. El Refae, 2016. "Can tolerance of diverse groups improve the wellbeing of societies?," International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 11(1), pages 48-57.
    4. Kraiczy, Nils D. & Hack, Andreas & Kellermanns, Franz W., 2014. "New product portfolio performance in family firms," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(6), pages 1065-1073.


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