1st Edition

Muslim Minorities, Workplace Diversity and Reflexive HRM

Edited By Jasmin Mahadevan, Claude-Hélène Mayer Copyright 2017
    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    Workplace diversity has become increasingly relevant to academics and practitioners alike. Often, this issue is tackled merely from a business-oriented/managerial point of view. Yet such a single-level perspective fails to acknowledge both the macro-societal context wherein companies and organizations act and the micro-individual dynamics by which individuals construct and affirm their identities in relation to others.

    Muslim minorities are part of current workplace diversity in many parts of the world. This book focuses on Muslim identities and their interrelations with societal frameworks and organizational strategy and practice. Contributors from various disciplines and societal contexts ensure a multiplicity of perspectives. The authors shed light on this diversity and draw implications for human resource management (HRM) theory and practice. Chapters uncover the wider discourses on Muslim minorities that impact organizational HRM. The book explores how HRM academics and practitioners might become aware of and counteract these discourses in order to acheive a truly inclusive HRM regarding Muslim minorities.

    Throughout Muslim Minorities, Workplace Diversity and Reflexive HRM, readers are guided from large theoretical concepts to specific contexts, whilst being encouraged to question their assumptions. This book lays the foundations for managing Muslim employees beyond stereotypes, enabling the reader to develop the reflexive mindset needed for truly inclusive HRM with regard to Muslim employees.

    List of Editors

    List of Contributors

    INTRODUCTION Workplace diversity, Muslim minorities and reflexive HRM: Concepts, challenges and power-implications in context

    PART I: Perceptions of Islam and Muslim minorities

    CHAPTER 1 Muslim minorities and Islam in HRM literature: identity labels and authoritative sensemaking

    CHAPTER 2 Islamophobia, the impossible Muslim, and the reflexive potential of intersectionality

    CHAPTER 3 The Muslim-makers: how Germany ‘Islamizes’ Turkish immigrants

    PART II: Muslim identities and dominant discourses at the workplace

    CHAPTER 4 Constructing identity: implications for reflexive HRM

    CHAPTER 5 Muslim identity in corporate South Africa: a reflexive approach

    CHAPTER 6 Blinded by the news. how HRM practitioners risk being biased by stereotypes about Muslims

    PART III: Ethics, leadership and Muslim women

    CHAPTER 7 Islamic Ethics in secular organizations: exploring practises of 30 Muslim managers in the Alsace region of France

    CHAPTER 8 Diversity discourses and corporate Canada: unveiling images of the Muslim woman at work

    CHAPTER 9 Muslim women in senior management positions in Canada: advancement, perceptions of success, and strategies for inclusive HRM

    CONCLUSION Towards a more inclusive HRM theory and practice



    Jasmin Mahadevan is a full Professor of International Management with special focus on Cross-Cultural Management at Pforzheim University, Pforzheim, Germany.

    Claude-Hélène Mayer is an Adjunct Professor at the Europa University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, and a Senior Research Associate at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.