Odd man (or woman) out: Demographic dissimilarity and the socialization of newcomers

John D. Kammeyer-Mueller, Beth A. Livingston, Bui Liao

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Abstract

Little research has investigated how newcomer characteristics interact with characteristics of the work group. We provide an exploratory overview of the ways that demographic dissimilarity might influence the socialization process, coupled with experimental data demonstrating the influence of gender on several outcomes. Our results show that females added to all female groups tend to be rated more positively in terms of performance than were males added to all female groups, but females added to all male groups were more well liked, were seen as more creative, and showed more leadership behaviors. We also observe newcomer effects on objective performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2007Aug 8 2007

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Other67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period8/3/078/8/07

Keywords

  • Demographic differences
  • Gender

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    Kammeyer-Mueller, J. D., Livingston, B. A., & Liao, B. (2007). Odd man (or woman) out: Demographic dissimilarity and the socialization of newcomers. Paper presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007, Philadelphia, PA, United States.