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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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Men, Masculinities and Workplace Diversity/Diversion: Power, Intersections and Contradictions
Men, masculinities and workplace diversity/diversion: Power, intersections and contradictions

In a recent research interview the chief HRM manager of a large global company that is prominent in favouring diversity management, rather than gender equality or equal opportunities as its management strategy, stated:

We should aim at benefiting from diversity. There is not just the word ‘diversity’ but also the issue of gaining benefits. You are right that if we have total diversity it may lead nowhere, we will never arrive at the conclusion. One needs to have some realism here. To summarize the three main business reasons why we think diversity is important I would say that first, we want to encourage creativity in our organization. Second, we need ...

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