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Using decision trees to disentangle the complex relationship between diversity and knowledge sharing

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dc.contributor.author Srour, F. Jordan
dc.contributor.author Karkoulian, Silva
dc.contributor.author Sinan, Tala
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-22T10:02:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-22T10:02:52Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6921 en_US
dc.description.abstract Much of the literature in the field of diversity serves to disentangle the seemingly conflicting impact of diversity on performance. While nonlinear models and models of external factors that either mediate or moderate the relationship have significantly advanced the field, we examine the use of decision trees as a novel way to model the relationship between diversity and knowledge sharing -- a recognized antecedent of performance. In order to demonstrate the power of decision trees, we study five types of visible diversity (age, gender, education level, religion, and region of origin) along with one measure of personality (anxiety). Using data collected within an academic institution, we show that decision trees can automatically find demographic faultlines that serve to predict levels of both explicit and implicit knowledge sharing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academy of Management en_US
dc.title Using decision trees to disentangle the complex relationship between diversity and knowledge sharing en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201204645 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198203940 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.11045abstract en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Srour, F. J., Karkoulian, S., & Sinan, T. (2017, January). Using Decision Trees to Disentangle the Complex Relationship between Diversity and Knowledge Sharing. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2017, No. 1, p. 11045). Academy of Management. en_US
dc.author.email jordan.srour@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email skarkoul@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://proceedings.aom.org/content/2017/1/11045.short en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7623-723X en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6513-3483
dc.publication.date 2017 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US
dc.relation.numberofseries 2017, no. 1 en_US
dc.title.volume The Academy of Management Proceedings en_US


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