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Based on the significance of context, the purpose of this paper is to investigate a positive top management team (TMT) gender diversity–productivity relationship derived from the upper echelons theory, and a moderating effect of board gender diversity on the TMT gender diversity–productivity relationship derived from the relational framework.Design/methodology/approachThe hypotheses were tested in 172 organisations listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. This research uses archival data from multiple secondary sources, with a one-year time lag between the predictor and outcome.FindingsThe findings indicate a positive effect of TMT gender diversity on employee productivity and a strong positive TMT gender diversity–employee productivity relationship in organisations with a low level of board gender diversity.Originality/valueThis study provides pioneering evidence for a positive effect of TMT gender diversity on employee productivity and for a moderating effect of board gender diversity.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 8, 2019
Keywords: Gender diversity; Top management team; Upper echelons theory; Board gender diversity; Employee productivity; Social justice theory
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