Organizational diversity programs across cultures: effects on absenteeism, turnover, performance and innovation

Hilla Peretz, Ariel Levi, Yitzhak Fried

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Abstract

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. This study examined data from over 5000 organizations in 22 countries to address three complementary issues: (1) the influence of national culture on the adoption of diversity programs aimed at recruiting, training and promoting individuals from specific target groups; (2) the moderating effect of national cultural practices on the re lationship between these diversity programs and the organizational outcomes of absenteeism and turnover; and (3) the mediating effect of absenteeism and turnover on the relationship between diversity programs and organizational performance and innovation. National cultural values and practices were taken from the GLOBE study and assigned respectively to the organizations in our sample. A multilevel path analysis supported the hypothesized effects of national cultural values on organizational diversity programs. Moreover, cultural practices were found to moderate the relationship between diversity programs and absenteeism and tu
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-903
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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