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dc.contributor.authorKurtulus, Fidan Anaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-25T07:18:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-25T07:18:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64191-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the consequences of grouping workers into diverse divisions on the performance of employees using a dataset containing the detailed personnel records of a large U.S. firm from 1989-1994. In particular, I examine the effects of demographic dissimilarity among co-workers, namely differences in age, gender and race among employees who work together within divisions, and non-demographic dissimilarity, namely differences in education, work function, firm tenure, division tenure, performance and wages among employees within divisions. I find evidence that age dissimilarity, dissimilarity in firm tenure, and performance dissimilarity are associated with lower worker performance, while wage differences are associated with higher worker performance. My analysis also reveals that the effects of certain types of dissimilarities get smaller in magnitude the longer a worker is a part of a division. Finally, the paper provides evidence that the relationships between performance and the various measures of dissimilarity vary by occupational area and division size.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Massachusetts, Dep. of Economics Amherst, Mass.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, University of Massachusetts, Department of Economics 2011-11en_US
dc.subject.jelD2en_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ2en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ8en_US
dc.subject.jelL2en_US
dc.subject.jelM5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWork-Group Diversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordCommunication Costsen_US
dc.subject.keywordKnowledge Spilloversen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpecializationen_US
dc.subject.keywordWorker Performanceen_US
dc.titleWhat types of diversity benefit workers? Empirical evidence on the effects of co-worker dissimilarity on the performance of employeesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn668008911en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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