Title

Bifurcated Effects of Place-of-Origin Diversity on Individual and Team Performance: Evidence from Ten Seasons of German Soccer

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Industrial Relations

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Abstract

© 2017 Regents of the University of California How does diversity affect performance? We develop a theoretical framework in which diversity of prevention employees (protecting the organization from harm) and of promotion employees (advancing positive outcomes) have different effects on individual and organizational performance. We use data for twenty-eight soccer teams and 1723 players that played in 6120 games during ten seasons and find that diversity of defensive (prevention) players has a positive effect on player and team performance whereas the opposite holds for offensive (promotion) players. Joint tenure of offensive players tends to amplify these effects.

ISSN

0019-8676

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Volume

56

Issue

4

First Page

555

Last Page

604

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

industrial practice; organizational framework; performance assessment; sport; theoretical study; Germany

Scopus ID

85029002516

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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