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Better studies on prejudice needed

It is only when discrimination is understood correctly can solutions be devised.

PLAY A PART: While 'minority' members in the top echelons certainly can serve as role models or help the career paths of others from under-represented groups, the beneficial effect is going to be indirect and slow.

WE often read media reports about studies on the under-representation of groups, such as women and ethnic minorities, in the top echelons of public and private organisations.

Often, these research findings imply that the under-representation is due to discrimination, and go on to suggest...