A contextual reexamination of work team diversity research: Review and future agenda

Aparna Joshi, Hyuntak Roh

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Although some researchers have recognized that context can play an important role in explaining the mixed findings of past diversity research, to date a comprehensive framework for specifying these contextual influences has been lacking. In order to address this gap, we propose a framework for future research that incorporates contextual variables at extra-organizational, organizational, and team levels. We consider how these various aspects of diversity influence categorization-based or elaboration-based diversity outcomes. We also present findings of a literature review that identifies aspects of diversity context that have received attention directly or indirectly in research conducted between 1999 and 2007.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiversity and Groups
EditorsKatherine Phillips
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 26

Publication series

NameResearch on Managing Groups and Teams
ISSN (Print)1534-0856


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Cite this

Joshi, A., & Roh, H. (2008). A contextual reexamination of work team diversity research: Review and future agenda. In K. Phillips (Ed.), Diversity and Groups (pp. 27-53). (Research on Managing Groups and Teams; Vol. 11). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1534-0856(08)11002-7