The impact of gender diversity on performance in services and manufacturing organizations

Ali, Muhammad, Kulik, Carol, & Metz, Isabel (2009) The impact of gender diversity on performance in services and manufacturing organizations. In Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting : Green Management Matters, 7-11 August 2009, Chicago, Ill..

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We present three competing predictions of the organizational gender diversity-performance relationship: a positive linear prediction, a negative linear prediction, and an inverted U-shaped curvilinear prediction. The paper also proposes a moderating effect of industry type (services vs. manufacturing). The predictions were tested using archival quantitative data with a longitudinal design. The results show partial support for the positive linear and inverted U-shaped curvilinear predictions as well as for the proposed moderating effect of industry type. The results help reconcile the inconsistent findings of past research. The findings also show that industry context can strengthen or weaken gender diversity effects.

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ID Code: 40895
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Gender diversity, Performance, Industry
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please consult the author
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2011 03:55
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2011 06:08

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