Industry Diversity Effects on Job Mobility

By Henrich Greve
1993| Working Paper No. 1257

Theory has been formulated that proposes research on the effects of industry variables on individual job mobility. I consider one such proposal — the possibility that the diversity of organizations affects the rate of job moves within and out of an industry. I use data on the career histories of a sample of Norwegian men form 1950 to 1971 to look at this effect in combination with organizational and individual determinants of job mobility. The analyses show effects of organizational diversity, and suggest that the study of diversity may offer new insight on job mobility processes and related outcomes.