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1st Edition

A Short Guide to Equality Risk

ISBN 9781409404507
Published May 28, 2011 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Book Description

A Short Guide to Equality Risk analyses the concepts, theories, and issues associated with the implementation in organisations and the service environment of an Equality, Diversity, and Discrimination (EDD) Agenda. Whether from a business, political, social, legal or medical view, the risks of failure of EDD compliance are escalating, be it in terms of cost, the possibility of damage to reputation, or the potential for loss of government or public sector contracts. Using the insights and specialised medico-legal knowledge he has acquired in the course of successfully defending his own rights, Tony Morden examines the subject from leadership, governance, management, opportunity, and performance-oriented perspectives. By using case studies and drawing on a growing body of international experience, the author analyses components of an EDD Agenda: equality, diversity, opportunity, and discrimination; and examines issues and dilemmas associated with implementing such an agenda. He offers a strategic and performance-oriented overview of the issues of leadership, prioritisation, management process, managing architectures, and the application of performance and risk management concepts. Written from a scholarly perspective, but in a practitioner-oriented and reader-friendly manner, this addition to the series of short guides to business risk provides a credible, strategic, and implementation-based overview of what is becoming a critically important, politically sensitive, and high risk subject.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Some EDD realities; EDD categories, EDD risk, and cost; EDD principles; EDD risk and national culture variables; EDD risk and management dilemmas; EDD risk, leadership and performance management; EDD risk and change management; EDD risk management strategies; Bibliography; Index.

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Tony Morden has worked for the Plessey and British Oxygen companies in manufacturing, marketing, and human resource management. He has been a school teacher in Central Africa, a college and polytechnic lecturer in the UK, and a professional examiner in management. He was a Principal Lecturer at Teesside University in the UK where he had extensive experience of working with international and multicultural groups of students. He was for a number of years the external award assessor for Sheffield Hallam University's flagship Masters Degree programme in hospitality and tourism management. He has acted as a guest and visiting lecturer at universities elsewhere in the UK and in North America. Tony Morden has authored many papers, published in a wide variety of academic and practitioner journals, and written a number of books including Principles of Management and Principles of Strategic Management, both of which are published by Ashgate. Principles of Management has been translated into Chinese and Arabic editions. Tony Morden is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is classified as disabled within the meaning of the UK Disability Discrimination Act.