Work Group Diversity

Posted: 21 Dec 2007

See all articles by D.L. van Knippenberg

D.L. van Knippenberg

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Michaéla Schippers

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Abstract

Work group diversity, the degree to which there are differences between group members, may affect group process and performance positively as well as negatively. Much is still unclear about the effects of diversity, however. We review the 1997-2005 literature on work group diversity to assess the state of the art and to identify key issues for future research. This review points to the need for more complex conceptualizations of diversity, as well as to the need for more empirical attention to the processes that are assumed to underlie the effects of diversity on group process and performance and to the contingency factors of these processes.

Keywords: group composition, group performance, teams, team effectiveness, organizational behavior

Suggested Citation

Van Knippenberg, Daan and Schippers, Michaela, Work Group Diversity. Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 58, January 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1077384

Daan Van Knippenberg (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) ( email )

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands

Michaela Schippers

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management ( email )

RSM Erasmus University
PO Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
2,643
PlumX Metrics