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The Effect from National Diversity on Team Production - Empirical Evidence from the Sports Industry


Brandes, L; Franck, E; Theiler, P (2009). The Effect from National Diversity on Team Production - Empirical Evidence from the Sports Industry. Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), 61(2):225-246.

Abstract

We analyze the effect of national diversity on sports team performance. Due to language
barriers, we expect the team’s productivity to decrease with the number of
nationalities, but that the introduction of further nations and further aspects of different
cultures might lead to additional skills within the team. We test our hypothesis
on a seasonal individual team basis. We do not find that national diversity among
team members significantly influences a team’s performance. However, we find that
the influence of national diversity on team performance depends on the nature of the
underlying task.

Abstract

We analyze the effect of national diversity on sports team performance. Due to language
barriers, we expect the team’s productivity to decrease with the number of
nationalities, but that the introduction of further nations and further aspects of different
cultures might lead to additional skills within the team. We test our hypothesis
on a seasonal individual team basis. We do not find that national diversity among
team members significantly influences a team’s performance. However, we find that
the influence of national diversity on team performance depends on the nature of the
underlying task.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:April 2009
Deposited On:21 Oct 2009 09:43
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:22
Publisher:Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft
ISSN:1439-2917
Additional Information:Open access: http://www.fachverlag.de/sbr/pdfarchive/pdfarchive_2009_04.html
Official URL:http://www.fachverlag.de/sbr/pdfarchive/einzelne_pdf/sbr_2009_apr_225-246.pdf

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