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Ethnic and gender diversity, process and performance in groups of business students in Sweden
Kristianstad University, Department of Business Administration. (Avdelningen för Ekonomi)
Kristianstad University, Department of Business Administration.
Kristianstad University, Department of Business Administration.
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the complex interrelation between ethnic and gender diversity, process and performance in groups of business students. The paper is based on an empirical survey of business students working on a complex assignment in groups of two to five in a small Swedish university. The results indicate that gender diversity leads to positive group outcomes, while ethnic diversity appears to create negative group outcomes. Intervening process variables, such as group communication, conflict and problem solving were found to be strongly influenced by diversity, or to strongly influence group outcomes. While the non-influence of intervening variables can probably be explained by methodological difficulties, the negative outcome for ethnic diversity indicates a need to help students better manage ethnic diversity in order to reap its benefits.

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Kristianstad: Department of Business Studies, Kristianstad University College , 2007. , 22 p.
Series
Working paper series, ISSN 1650-0636 ; 2007:9
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-454OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-454DiVA: diva2:174918
Note
The paper has been presented at the 30th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, April 25th – 27th, 2007 Lisbon, Portugal.Available from: 2009-02-26 Created: 2009-02-26 Last updated: 2012-06-20Bibliographically approved

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