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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 ...

Age and Ageism in Organizations: A Review and Consideration of National Culture
Age and ageism in organizations: A review and consideration of national culture

When people exchange information about important life events (e.g. getting married, having a child, being promoted, retiring), they often talk or ask about the age of the individuals involved. This reflects the fact that age is a primary dimension upon which people categorize and perceive others (Brewer, 1988). In fact, societies use age universally to make distinctions among their members (Keith, 1982). Research suggests that people use a variety of age-related cues to differentiate among individuals from early childhood (Montepare & Zebrowitz, 1998). Focusing on age in the context of person perception is a relatively automatic process, occurring outside the conscious awareness of ...

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