National diversity and NHL team performance, 2007-2011

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The effects of team diversity on work performance have been extensively studied both in general and sport-specific context, often yielding mixed results. However, little research exists on the impact of that diversity in the context of ice hockey. Though the sport is not as diverse as others, such as football, it has greatly increased its global footprint over the last 20 years. This paper looks at the impact of national diversity on overall team performance. Using data from NHL teams between 2007 and 2011, national diversity on each squad is calculated in three ways; Richness, the Gini-Simpson Index and Shannon's Entropy. Controlling for team payroll and strength of schedule, we run correlations, linear regressions, logistic regressions and ordinal regressions to assess the effect of diversity on both regular season and playoff performance. 
OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftChoregia
Jahrgang12
Heft1
Seiten (von - bis)15-27
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2016

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