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Promotionsordnung



Kumulative Dissertation



Titel


The Evolution of Trust and Cooperation in Diverse Groups: A Game Experimental Approach

Titel (englisch)



Autor/Autorin


Volk, Stefan

2. Autor/Autorin



Geburtsdatum


26.11.1976

Geburtsort


Greifswald

Matrikelnummer



Schlagwörter (GND)


Internationale Arbeitsgruppe; Heterogenität; Gruppenidentität; Soziale Identität; Vertrauen; Kooperatives Verhalten; Diversity Management

DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification)


Wirtschaft - 330

Freie Stichwörter (deutsch)


MBA; Kooperation

Freie Stichwörter (englisch)


Trust; cooperation; diversity; multinational groups

Kurzfassung



Kurzfassung (englisch)


Diversity has often been portrayed as a 'double-edged sword' with potentially positive effects on group performance but negative effects on interpersonal relations. The inconsistent findings accumulated by contemporary diversity research raise the question of whether the evidence for the positive and negative effects of diversity can be reconciled and integrated. Recent work has conclusively argued that past research has focused too much on studying the 'main effects' of diversity and neglected to consider the influence of potential moderators that may explain some of the inconsistent findings on the relationship between team diversity and team outcomes. Diversity researchers have therefore called for more attention to moderating variables when developing process models of team diversity. The present dissertation responds to these calls by investigating the effects of group diversity on important predictors of group performance, i.e. the level of behavioral trust and cooperation. Findings from a longitudinal study that used MBA students as participants in economic game experiments suggest that in deliberately diverse groups the decision to trust and cooperate depends on the level of perceived deep-level diversity and the salience of national and group identities. Furthermore, results form a second study indicate that in heterogeneous groups a salient collective group identity and trust-based social capital can lead to group norms emphasizing cooperation, while salient national identities are detrimental to a group's emphasis on interdependence and cooperation. Implications of these results for group leaders, managers, and organizations wishing to manage diversity in groups effectively are discussed. The dissertation concludes by giving advice on how to overcome the negative effects of intergroup biases such as stereotypes and prejudice by introducing a framework that describes how experiential games adopted from economic game theory can help to diagnose different types of diversity issues and to determine optimal diversity training methods accordingly.

Universität


Universität St.Gallen

Referent/Referentin


Ruigrok, Winfried (Prof. Dr.)

Korreferent/Korreferentin


Den Hartog, Deanne (Prof. Dr.)

Erweitertes Diss. Komitee



Fachgebiet


Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Sprache


ENG

Promotionstermin (dd.mm.yyyy)


16.02.2009

Erstellungsjahr (yyyy)


2008

Dokumentart


Dissertation

Format


PDF

Dissertationsnummer


3579

Quelle



PDF-File


dis3579.pdf

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