AGE DIVERSITY AND FIRM PERFORMANCE IN AN EMERGING ECONOMY: IMPLICATIONS FOR CROSS-CULTURAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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AbstractThis study tests the effect of age diversity on firm performance among international firms. Based on the resource-based view of the firm, it argues that age diversity among employees will influence firm performance. Moreover, it argues that two contextual variables a firm's level of market diversification and its country of origin influence the relationship between age diversity and firm performance. By testing relevant hypotheses in a major emerging economy, that is, the People's Republic of China, this study finds a significant and positive effect of age diversity and a significant interactive effect between age diversity and firm strategy on profitability. We also find a significant relationship between age diversity and firm profitability for firms from Western societies, but not for firms from East Asian societies. The paper concludes by discussing the implications of this study's findings. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
All Author(s) ListLi J, Chu CWL, Lam KCK, Liao S
Journal nameHuman Resource Management
Year2011
Month3
Day1
Volume Number50
Issue Number2
PublisherWiley: Pre-print only - No Online Open
Pages247 - 270
ISSN0090-4848
eISSN1099-050X
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsage diversity; China; emerging economy; firm performance; human resource management
Web of Science Subject CategoriesBusiness & Economics; Management; MANAGEMENT; Psychology; Psychology, Applied; PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED

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