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Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management
Costs, Strategies and Leadership

ISBN 9781138272637
Published November 8, 2016 by Routledge
424 Pages

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Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management presents a comprehensive analysis of the processes of governance, leadership, policy and strategy formulation, decision-making, practical and financial management, and real-world implementation of the Equality, Diversity, Opportunity, and Discrimination (or anti-Discrimination) Agenda. The leadership, cost, and management of the Agenda for Equality, Diversity, Opportunity, and Discrimination (or anti-Discrimination) is discussed in three mandatory areas: ¢ Employment and the Workplace ¢ Service Provision and customer service ¢ Neighbourhood and Community Management The necessary choice of these three key areas of application reflects a typical focus of government policy, legislation, and case law for the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and in many other countries that implement active Human Rights Agendas. You will find the book strongly orientated towards issues of corporate governance, personal and vicarious responsibility, leadership, cost management, implementation, and delivery. It deals directly, professionally, and in a non-opinionated manner with challenging (and sometimes unpopular or unwanted) issues of equality and inequality, diversity, a lack of opportunity or social mobility, and the widespread incidence of discrimination. The work suggests practical and realistic means to deal with such issues, whether at the level of corporate governance, leadership, policy and strategy, the incurring of unnecessary cost, or at the level of operational and departmental management procedure and process. Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management is written at the same time from scholarly, objective, applied, proportionate, ’hands-on’, and practitioner based perspectives.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction: Introduction and book plan; Equality realities - some good, some not so good, some bad, and some ugly. Part II Inter-Related EDOD Principles: Concepts, applications and drivers of the equality, diversity, opportunity, and anti-discrimination agenda; Protected diversity categories; National culture and cross-cultural variables; Ethical and philosophical underpinnings of the equality, diversity, opportunity, and anti-discrimination agenda; Some alternative EDOD interpretations; Ethnocentric, multicultural, or unicultural?; Discrimination and discrimination risk. Part III Social Class, Social Mobility, and Opportunity: Social class diversity and mobility; Social class and the superstar culture; Opportunity; Opportunity, access, social mobility, education, and social networks. Part IV EDOD Dilemmas: Single interest and pressure groups, communication, the media, politicisation, and the exploitation of the EDOD agenda; Language, symbols, signals and behaviours: some dilemmas of EDOD interpretation: EDOD management dilemmas; Resolving EDOD dilemmas. Part V EDOD Strategy and Management: Governance, strategy, leadership, management, and the delivery of the EDOD agenda; EDOD performance management; EDOD risk and crisis management; Change management and the EDOD agenda; Postscript; Workshop: Equality, diversity and opportunity management case study; Bibliography; Index.

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Tony Morden is an established writer of business books. During a long and successful career as a business school academic and Principal Lecturer he also published widely in scholarly and practitioner journals. His other work experience included manufacturing, marketing, and human resource management. He was a VSO school teacher in Central Africa. He has worked with highly diverse groups of students and clients and has significant experience of teaching on an in-company basis. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Tony Morden’s Principles of Management and Principles of Strategic Management are published by Ashgate. Principles of Management has been translated into Chinese and Arabic. His Short Guide to Equality Risk is published by Gower in the highly influential Short Guides to Business Risk series. Tony Morden is classified as disabled within the meaning of the UK Disability Discrimination and Equality Acts. He has in writing this book applied specialised knowledge and insights accumulated in the process of successfully defending his own rights in employment.


'Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management presents an overview of the process involved in the formulation, implementation, and management of the Agenda for Equality, Diversity, Opportunity and Discrimination (EDOD). Tony Morden should be congratulated for successfully combining scholarly material which is both applied and practitioner orientated in a highly reader-friendly, concise style. This excellent book should prove vital reading for all those interested in this important topic.' Marilyn J. Davidson, Emerita Professor of Work Psychology, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK ’Tony Morden has written an exceptional book of great value both to practitioners and to the general reader. It explains and it challenges and is full of useful case histories. It is meticulously researched and lucidly explained. It is an essential companion for all those with an interest in equality management.’ Lord Shipley, House of Lords, former Leader of Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council, UK