Performance, Diversity and National Identity Evidence from Association Football

20 Pages Posted: 14 May 2020

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Jorge Tovar

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Date Written: April 2020

Abstract

The increasing national diversity of coworkers has no consensus on its impact on performance. Using a team's predominant nationality as a proxy for national diversity and national identity, there is robust evidence that it affects team and individual performance. Detailed worker‐level data from a highly globalized industry, association football, show a nonlinear relationship between performance and the predominant nationality of a team's roster. As the number of members from the predominant nationality increases, performance declines. However, beyond a threshold level, performance rises. It follows that performance benefits from national diversity when the predominant nationality is small and from national identity when it is large.

JEL Classification: M14, Z21, Z22, J15

Suggested Citation

Tovar, Jorge, Performance, Diversity and National Identity Evidence from Association Football (April 2020). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 58, Issue 2, pp. 897-916, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3596452 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12861

Jorge Tovar (Contact Author)

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia ( email )

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Bogota, DC D.C. 110311
Colombia

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