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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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From Managing Equality to Managing Diversity: A Critical Scandinavian Perspective on Gender and Workplace Diversity
From managing equality to managing diversity: A critical scandinavian perspective on gender and workplace diversity

Gender is a relevant and important aspect of organizational diversity and consequently also of diversity in society. For obvious reasons gender is the most extensive diversity dimension from both time and space perspectives. It has, therefore, historically probably occupied a privileged position which, however, can be challenged by other dimensions in some contexts.

The concept of diversity emerged in the European debate in the 1990s. As with many other organizational concepts and theories, it was imported from the United States. The debate sounded like something we had heard before in gender-related discussions. Also, the way the problems were ...

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