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North Carolina Law Review

BOARD DIVERSITY AND CORPORATE PERFORMANCE: FILLING IN THE GAPS: DIVERSITY AND CORPORATE PERFORMANCE: A REVIEW OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL LITERATURE*

* 2011 Jennifer K. Brooke & Tom R. Tyler.

March, 2011

North Carolina Law Review

89 N.C.L. Rev. 715

Author

Jennifer K. Brooke** and Tom R. Tyler***

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Introduction
 
As the American workforce becomes more heterogeneous, there has been heightened interest in diversity management. 1 Insights from psychological research offer several suggestions for effectively managing diversity in the workplace. 2 This Article will explore two perspectives on diversity management: maximizing diversity's benefits and reducing potential harms. 3 Additionally, this Article will argue that both perspectives on diversity management are strengthened by the application of procedural justice theory, a psychological theory that examines the impact of fair procedures upon individuals. 4

Broadly, two research traditions examine diversity's impact on the workplace: 1) maximizing diversity's benefits and 2) minimizing any harms that might result from diversity. 5 The first approach focuses on maximizing the benefits of diversity in corporations and generally stems from research on teamwork, information processing, and decision making. 6 The second approach focuses on potential interpersonal conflicts associated with diversity and generally originates from research on social categorization. 7 This Article will examine each framework separately.

Approaches to diversity research. In the first approach, research examines the creative potential inherent in a diversity of viewpoints. 8 This research suggests that in order for the benefits of diversity to occur, a group's diversity must be relevant to the task at hand. 9 Therefore, benefits may be derived from racial or gender diversity, but may also be derived from a diversity of opinions, backgrounds, and perspectives. 10 This line of research has primarily focused on teamwork and creativity, with several researchers examining whether diversity (variously ...
 
 
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