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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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Seven Conversations about the Same Thing: Homophobia and Heterosexism in the Workplace
Seven conversations about the same thing: Homophobia and heterosexism in the workplace

Early in the summer of 2003, a member of the Academy of Management family – an informal group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members of the AoM – sent a message to the group's listserv.1 A key word search of the index of papers accepted for presentation at the 2003 annual meetings showed that the number of papers dealing with LGBT workplace issues had increased from 3 in 2002 to 13 in 2003. That this was something of a cause for celebration reflects how very little there has been in the mainstream scholarly management literature about workplace homophobia and heterosexism.

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