Junior Faculty Grant Awardee: Wei Cai, School of Business

Diversity Cascade

Wei Cai, Assistant Professor of Business

In Diversity Cascade, Professor Cai examines the long-term value of ensuring that a firm’s board of directors include those who hold marginalized identities. Specifically, Professor Cai studies whether board diversity has a “cascade” effect on rank-and-file employees within the organization. In addition, Profeesor Cai will examine the impact of board diversity on not only long-term financial outcomes, but also other indicators of firm performance that are traditionally overlooked, such as hiring and promoting rank-and-file employees who hold marginalized identities, employee engagement, employee turnover, and innovation, among other important firm outcomes.

Learn more about Professor Wei Cai here and on LinkedIn.

This project was funded through the Office of the Provost Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University.