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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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Race and Ethnicity in Organizations
Race and ethnicity in organizations

The study of race in organizations, especially in the United States, has followed an interesting trajectory. In a comprehensive review of 20 journals, Cox and Nkomo (1990) wrote of ‘invisible men and women’, referring to the limited research on the experience of racial and ethnic minorities in organizations. Nkomo (1992) made an analogy to the Emperor Has No Clothes fairy tale to underscore the general inattention to race in organization studies and the limited ways in which race had been studied by organizational scholars. For this chapter we reviewed the same journals listed by Cox and Nkomo (1990), focusing on articles published in 1995 and thereafter (see Table 13.1). In addition, we searched widely for other relevant ...

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