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Representation is Not Sufficient for Selecting Gender Diversity

Justus A. Baron, Bernhard Ganglmair (), Nicola Persico, Timothy Simcoe and Emanuele Tarantino

No 28649, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Representation of women and minorities in a “selectorate”—the group that chooses an organization's leaders—is a key mechanism for promoting diversity. We show that representation, on its own, is not sufficient for selecting gender diversity: a supportive organizational culture is also required. In the case of the Internet Engineering Task Force, a random increase in female representation in its selection committee caused an increase in female appointments only after cultural norms supporting diversity and inclusion became more salient.

JEL-codes: D02 J16 J17 M14 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-04
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Published as Justus Baron & Bernhard Ganglmair & Nicola Persico & Timothy Simcoe & Emanuele Tarantino, 2024. "Representation is not sufficient for selecting gender diversity," Research Policy, vol 53(6).

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