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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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The Influence of Disability on Role-Taking in Organizations
The influence of disability on role-taking in organizations

Approximately one out of every five individuals in the United States has a disability, and it is anticipated that 30% of those without disabilities will become disabled during their working years (US Bureau of Census, 2000). Thus, people with disabilities (PWD) make up the largest minority group in the United States. However, they often have one of the lowest employment rates. For example, recent census data (US Bureau of Census, 2000) show that only 31.4% of PWD are employed, compared to 84.4% of people without disabilities (PWOD). In order to reduce this and other problems faced by PWD, the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990; ADA) was passed. Regrettably, since its passage, ...

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