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The effects of employee heterogeneity on firm performance : measuring the impact of international diversity in the National Basketball Association

by Mayo-Smith, Chris

Abstract

The effects of team heterogeneity on a team’s win percentage are measured using panel data from the 2002-2008 National Basketball Association (NBA). Technology increases have allowed global firms the options of hiring international workers. This thesis shows the benefits and problems associated with employing a geographical diverse workforce in the NBA. The Herfindahl-Hirshman Index was used to measure team diversity for the 30 NBA teams, which is regressed against regular season win percentage. The original results were not significant, but further regressions showed that increases in HHI and diversity, led to higher win percentages.

Note

Title self-submitted as: The effects of employee heterogeniety on firm performance : measuring the impact of international diversity in the National Basketball Association

Includes bibliographical references.

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

Colorado College Honor Code upheld.

Administrative Notes

Title self-submitted as: The effects of employee heterogeniety on firm performance : measuring the impact of international diversity in the National Basketball Association

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

Colorado College Honor Code upheld.

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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:9531
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
38 pages : Illustrations