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Study: Diverse Companies are More Innovative

WUNC Radio reported on recently-published research by Poole College professors Richard Warr and Roger Mayer, and co-authored by Jing Zhao, at Portland State University. The research finds that companies that promote diversity are more innovative. In the interview Richard Warr said companies that foster a diverse work force—in terms of race, gender and sexual orientation—tend to introduce more new products and create more patents. Those patents, in turn, are cited elsewhere more often. Read the full story here.