Organizational diversity has become a topic of interest for practitioners and academics alike. This book explores how diversity in organizations is, and can be researched, providing readers with insights into the potential research designs for studies in contemporary organizations.
This includes paying attention to methods but also to the role of the researcher and research bodies in the field, their potential as activists as well as to the theoretical question of standpoints in researching organizational diversity. Chapters also consider the diversity of research participants, inclusive research, and intersectionality. All contributors are experts in diversity research, and in their contributions, they reflect upon the appropriate methods for the specific type of diversity research they conduct, noting strengths and weaknesses and illustrating their arguments with practical examples from their work.
This handbook will be of great value to academics, students, researchers, practitioners, and professionals with an interest in broadening their understanding of how to research organizational diversity in contemporary organizations or seeking to develop their awareness of diversity when researching management and organization, more generally.
Table of Contents
- Researching Organizational Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges
- Colonialism as Context in Diversity Research
- Diversity Beyond Whiteness: The Possibilities for Anti-Racist Diversity Research
- White Bodies in Postcolonial Ethnographic Research
- Men Researching Women’s Experiences of Sexism and Discrimination: An Impossible Position?
- Weird Ways of Normalizing: Queering Diversity Research through Norm Critique
- Does Empirical Research on Work and Employment Consider the Needs of Disabled Participants? An Empirical Investigation
- Overlooked or Undercooked? Critical Review & Recommendations for Experimental Methods in Diversity Research
- Diversity as Heterogeneity and Inequality: The Case of Nationality
- Claiming a Livable Academic Life as Critical Diversity Scholars: A Butlerian Reflection on our Collective Performativity
- Taking Liberties: Emancipating Knowledge for Equality
- Shadowing as a Liminal Space: A Relational View
- Feminist Organizational Ethnography: When the Epistemological Is Political
- Queering LGBT-Friendliness: Three Possibilities (and Problems) In a Multi-Sited Ethnographic Approach to Diversity
- Videography: A Study of Diversity Management Taken to the Streets
- Researching Business Celebrity Autobiographies: Mapping a New Site for Diversity Research.
- Studying Diversity at Work from a Class Perspective: An Inductive and Supra-Categorical Approach
- Studying Diversity with Social Network Analysis
- Causal Analysis in Qualitative Inquiry to Map Marginalization and Inclusion
- Doing Diversity Research – What Now?
PART I: Diverse bodies and the research context
PART II: Inclusive research
PART III: Doing field work
PART IV: From data to analysis
Sine Nørholm Just is Pofessor of Strategic Communication at the Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University.
Annette Risberg holds a PhD from Lund University, Sweden and is Professor of Diversity Management at Copenhagen Business School
and Professor of Organization and Management at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Florence Villesèche is Associate Professor and Academic Director of the Business in Society platform for Diversity and Difference at Copenhagen Business School.
"The Routledge Companion to Organizational Diversity Research Methods is an enriching and thought-provoking companion...it fills some of the gaps in postgraduate research methods training, at the same time staying relevant to burgeoning organisation studies themes and resonating with student concerns. The most exciting parts are those where contributors manage to draw back the curtain to reveal what diversity fieldwork really looks and feels like, and why it is so personal and difficult to do." --Dr Mariana Bogdanova, London School of Economics, UK