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Diversity and business performance: 50 years of research

  • Carlos De Abreu Dos Reis


  • Miguel Sastre Castillo


  • Salvador Roig Dobón


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    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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    Article provided by Springer & Pan-Pacific Business Association in its journal Service Business.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 257-274

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:svcbiz:v:1:y:2007:i:4:p:257-274
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    1. 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, 04.
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