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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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Beyond Inclusion and Equity: Contributions from Transnational Antiracist Feminism
Beyond inclusion and equity: Contributions from transnational antiracist feminism

Earlier chapters in this collection have provided analyses of workplace diversity initiatives, programs and policies. In the present chapter we argue that there are two overarching perspectives within which the various initiatives and programs aimed at fostering workplace diversity can be classified – perspectives which highlight inclusion and perspectives which focus on equity. An example of a case study of a Canadian organization which has received numerous awards and accolades for its diversity initiatives is used to illustrate these perspectives. While inclusive approaches to diversity dominate the field of organizational analysis, there has been some attempt to shift the focus of diversity towards an ‘equity’ perspective, and many contemporary ...

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