Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Human Resource Management and Diversity Management. Some Emerging Evidence about the Effects on Organizational Performance

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    The study aims to analyse the role assumed by diversity in organization and its dynamics consequences for the Human Resource Management. In this regard, a focus on gender diversity and is effect on organizational performance is empirically investigated.

    The literature on International Human Resource Management has constantly dealt with, both from a theoretical and managerial perspectives, the opportunities for enterprises to gain from the emergent diversity in organization, improving their performance.

    Based on a sample of 636 Italian firms over the period 20102020, the findings show that gender diversity as critical element of the diversity management significantly influences the firm performance measured by firm innovation.


    JEL classification numbers: O30, O32.

    Keywords: Human Resource Management, Diversity management, Gender diversity, Firm performance, Italy.