Antecedents and consequences of diversity and equality management systems: A moderated mediation study

Ali, Muhammad & Konrad, Alison M. (2016) Antecedents and consequences of diversity and equality management systems: A moderated mediation study. In The 30th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM2016): Thriving in Turbulent Times, 6-8 September 2016, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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Strategic human resource management theory suggests that diversity and equality management (DEM) systems provide a firm with a competitive advantage, leading to superior performance. This study proposes and tests a moderated mediation model focusing on antecedents (i.e. top management team gender diversity) and consequences (i.e. performance) of DEM systems in the context of management gender diversity. The model was tested in 248 medium- to large-sized organizations using time-lagged survey and archival data. The findings provide full support for the hypothesis that a gender-diverse top management team is positively associated with DEM systems. The results provide partial support for the following hypotheses: DEM systems are positively associated with performance and this relationship is moderated by management gender diversity; and top management team gender diversity has a positive indirect effect (via DEM systems) on performance and this relationship is also moderated by management gender diversity. We discuss theoretical, research and practical implications.

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ID Code: 99968
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Diversity and Equality Management Systems, Top Management Team, Gender Diversity, Performance
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2016 23:18
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 00:34

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