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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.

The Handbook of ...

Examining the Contours of Workplace Diversity: Concepts, Contexts and Challenges
Examining the contours of workplace diversity: Concepts, contexts and challenges

Few social phenomena have attracted as much attention in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as that of diversity and multiculturalism. Debates and policies regarding both diversity and multiculturalism are to be found in many different social sectors including education, health, government, the media and the workplace. While the United States is often regarded as a pioneer in the diversity movement, its preoccupation with diversity is now echoed across the world in countries ranging from Australia and France to Israel and Jamaica. What was once a concern mainly for so-called ‘new’ immigrant nations such as Canada, Brazil, the United States and New Zealand has increasingly ...

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