R&D team diversity and performance in hypercompetitive environments : R&D Team Diversity and Performance

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serval:BIB_01ECA9E28433
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
R&D team diversity and performance in hypercompetitive environments : R&D Team Diversity and Performance
Journal
Strategic Management Journal
Author(s)
Hoisl K., Gruber M., Conti A.
ISSN
0143-2095
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
38
Number
7
Pages
1455-1477
Language
english
Abstract
This article examines the effects of an R&D team's composition on its performance outcomes in hypercompetition. The fundamental feature of firms in hypercompetitive settings is that they are constantly challenged to improve their competitiveness in a relentless race to outperform one another. Analyzing a unique data set from the Formula 1 motorsport racing industry, we find an inverse U‐shaped relationship between team diversity in task‐related experience and performance an important result that diverges from well‐established theories developed in more stable environments. Fundamentally, we show that the role of R&D team experience diversity varies depending on the size of the organizations in which R&D teams operate. While we find a moderating effect for firm age, this effect is not as robust as that of firm size.
Keywords
Strategy and Management, Business and International Management
Web of science
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