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    Migrant diversity and team performance in a highly-skilled labour market

    Addesa, Francesco and Rossi, Giambattista and Pazzona, M. (2022) Migrant diversity and team performance in a highly-skilled labour market. Kyklos: International Review For Social Science 75 (3), pp. 365-384. ISSN 0023-5962.

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    From a theoretical point of view, the link between workplace diversity and performance in a high-skilled context is ambiguous. Likewise, empirical research at the firm or plant level finds inconclusive and contextspecific results. Using a detailed database that covers all matches played by Italian Serie A teams (firms) over a 10-season period, our results reveal a substantial and robust negative effect of fractionalization on performance, whereas no effect is found for polarization. This article also highlights how the negative effect of fractionalization depends on the nature of the tasks to be completed, the wealth of the teams and the level of workers’ experience. This work reveals some myopia in hiring practices and suggests that firms should make better decisions in choosing the optimal mix of workers.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
    Depositing User: Giambattista Rossi
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 15:32
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:15


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