Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace: A Comparative Study of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace

A Comparative Study of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, 1st Edition

By Emile Chidiac

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176 pages

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Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace discusses the strategic management of ethnic and cultural diversity by taking particular examples from Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom and the United States of America, in order to determine the salient benefits that organisations could derive when ethnic and cultural differences are seen as opportunities, not as problems, and are viewed as benefits rather than threats.

Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace provides a clear demonstration of the benefits, conflicts and challenges faced by organisations. The renewed interest in multiculturalism in academic and policy circles revives the debate about issues related to the management of ethnic diversity in society at large and in specific settings, such as corporate Australia. This book specifically focuses on this problematic area by aiming to explore the practice of management and application of multiculturalism in the workplace. This book seeks to examine post-multiculturalism in Australia and explore whether it has affected the ways in which corporate Australia deals with issues of diversity and the lessons learned here are ones that apply across the business world.

Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace would be of interest for researchers, academics, undergraduate and postgraduate business degrees students in the fields of Strategic Human Resources Management, Cross-Cultural Management, Managing Workplace Training and Managing and Leading People.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Multiculturalism

1.1 Multiculturalism(s): A Short Introduction

1.2 Multiculturalism in the US

1.3 Multiculturalism in Canada

1.4 Multiculturalism in the UK

1.5 Multiculturalism in Australia

References

Chapter 2: Diversity in the Workforce—Facts and Figures

2.1 Diversity in the US Workforce

2.2 Diversity in the Canadian Workforce

2.3 Diversity in the UK Workforce

2.4 Diversity in the Australian Workforce

References

Chapter 3: Strategic Management of Diversity—Benefits and Challenges

3.1 Strategic Management of Diversity

3.2 Benefits of Strategic Management of Diversity

3.3 Challenges of Strategic Management of Diversity

3.4 Implementation of Diversity Programs

References

Chapter 4: Diversity Management in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia—Legal and Political Analysis

4.1 Diversity Management in the US: Political and Legal Analysis

4.2 Diversity Management in Canada: Political and Legal Analysis

4.3 Diversity Management in the UK: Political and Legal Analysis

4.4 Diversity Management in Australia: Political and Legal Analysis

References

Chapter 5: Diversity Management in Practice

5.1 The Practice of Strategic Management of Diversity in the US: A Review of Case Studies

5.2 The Practice of Strategic Management of Diversity in Canada

5.3 The Practice of Strategic Management of Diversity in the UK

5.4 The Practice of Strategic Management of Diversity in Australia

References

About the Author

Emile Chidiac is Adjunct Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. His research focuses on strengths and weaknesses of organisations, immigration, diversity, diversity management, multiculturalism, citizenship and Australian Constitutional Law. He is currently doing his PhD in Law at Macquarie University.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Employment Relations

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS012000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General
BUS030000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUS038000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
BUS063000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning