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A new book makes the intellectual as well as a moral case for diversity

Scott Page's "The Diversity Bonus" argues that seeking out employees with different experiences, preferences and identities can ultimately deliver dividends

By Hashi Mohamed   September 2017

The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy

by Scott E Page (Princeton University Press, £22.95)

The case for a diverse workforce is rarely properly understood. In The Diversity Bonus, the American social scientist Scott Page seeks to make an intellectual as well as a moral case for drawing on the widest pool of talent available. Page argues that, far from being a mere box-ticking exercise, seeking out employees with various intellectual approaches, different experiences, preferences, identities (both ethnic and gender) and educational backgrounds can ultimately deliver…

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