A comprehensive and critical review of the global scholarly literature on diversity, this book presents findings from original UK-based research involving in-depth organizational case studies, interviews, observation and documentary data from over fifty organizations.
Analyzing the findings from the perspective of key stakeholder groups - diversity practitioners, line-managers, trade union equality officers, workplace trade union representatives and employees, it addresses a range of questions, including:
Looking at many of the weaknesses associated with more traditional equal opportunity policy approaches, this book is excellent reading for all students of international business, entrepreneurship and small businesses.
List of Tables. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. 2. Understanding Diversity Management. 3. The Contexts of Diversity Management. 4. Diversity Management in the Public Sector 5. Diversity Management in the Private Sector. Deborah Dean. 6. Diversity Practitioner Perspectives. Chapter Seven: Line Management Involvement in Diversity Management. 8. Employee Experiences of Diversity Management. Chris Creegan. 9. Trade Union Experiences of Diversity. 10. Experiencing Diversity Management – The Value of a Stakeholder Perspective. Bibliography. Index.
Aspects of the employment relationship are central to numerous courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Drawing from insights from industrial relations, human resource management and industrial sociology, this series provides an alternative source of research-based materials and texts, reviewing key developments in employment research. Books published in this series are works of high academic merit, drawn from a wide range of academic studies in the social sciences.