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Globalization and its melting pot of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures is attracting research that is gathering in substance and theory. A dynamic new field that represents a significant focus within management and organisation studies is emerging.

This Handbook showcases the scope of international perspectives that exist on workplace diversity and is the first to define this hotly contested field.

Part I of the Handbook dissects the theoretical reasons and shows how the study of workplace diversity follows different directions. Part II critiques quantitative and qualitative research methods within the field, while Part III investigates the parallels and distinctions between different workplace groups. Key issues are drawn together in an insightful introduction from the editors, and future directions for research are proposed in the conclusion.

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Conclusion: Reflections and Future Directions
Conclusion: Reflections and future directions

The Handbook of Workplace Diversity is intended to redefine workplace diversity as a field of study that is dedicated to (1) the inclusion of a multiple voices, (2) reducing intergroup inequality in organizations, and, thus, the societies they operate in, and (3) initiating a dialogue between diverse theoretical traditions on this topic. In this volume we have aimed at crossing disciplinary, philosophical and national borders. We were especially concerned to move the discussion of workplace diversity out of the US dominance as much as possible. In this objective, we have only been partly successful; nevertheless an important start has been made to truly make the discussion more diverse (sic!). More than half the contributions come from ...

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