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Diversity and Groups Vol: 11

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01 Aug 2008
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
248 pages - 152 x 229 x 28mm
Research on Managing Groups and Teams
Diversity results from the constellation of individual traits, characteristics, identities, experiences, and knowledge that individuals bring to a group. When individuals come together in groups, the similarities and differences among them may have a profound influence on how they feel, communicate, establish cohesion, deal with conflict, negotiate status differences, share and integrate information, develop ideas, make decisions, process information, and solve problems. The effects of diversity are broad and complex. Although there is a long history of research on diversity, researchers are delving deeper into the moderators, contextual factors, psychological processes, and sociological constraints that impact how individuals and groups manage the complexities of diversity in organizations.This volume will help promote research on diversity in groups by identifying and integrating various areas of research related to diversity across multiple disciplinary traditions. Because researchers in so many different areas have been studying the impact of diversity, and because it plays such an important role in group process and performance, this volume includes chapters and should be relevant for scholars who sit or were trained in many different academic departments including management, communications, psychology, labor and industrial relations and sociology.
Demographic faultlines and creativity in diverse groups. A contextual reexamination of work team diversity research: Review and future agenda. Taking advantage of differences: Increasing team innovation through identity integration. Duo status: Disentangling the complex interactions within a minority of two. In search of significance: A role-set approach to uncovering the social importance of demographic categories. Metaperceptions in diverse work groups: Intrapersonal perspectives and intragroup processes. Self-disclosure: Beneficial for cohesion in demographically diverse work groups?. To be enhanced, understood, distinct, or to belong?: The role of multiple identity motives in homogeneous and diverse groups. Beyond information exchange: New perspectives on the benefits of racial diversity for group performance. Diversity, newcomers, and team innovation: The importance of a common identity. Harnessing the power of emergent interdependence to promote diverse team collaboration. The language of bias: A linguistic approach to understanding intergroup relations. Capstone Chapter For The Volume: Integrating Themes and Future Research Opportunities in Work Group Diversity. Preface. List of Contributors. Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Research in Managing Groups and Teams Volume 11. Copyright page.

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