TITLE

THE EFFECTS OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY ON IDEA GENERATION IN SMALL GROUPS

AUTHOR(S)
Lauretta McLeod, Poppy; Lobel, Sharon Alisa
PUB. DATE
August 1992
SOURCE
Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings;1992, p227
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
Despite an increasing "value-in-diversity" orientation in business, there exist virtually no systematic empirical investigations of the specific effects of ethnic diversity. An experiment compared the performance of ethnically diverse to ethnically homogeneous groups on a brainstorming task. Heterogeneous groups produced higher quality ideas than homogeneous groups, supporting a "value-in diversity" orientation.
ACCESSION #
17515639

 

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