The Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations

ISBN : 9780198787785

Regine Bendl; Inge Bleijenbergh; Elina Henttonen
640 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

In recent years diversity and its management has become a feature of modern and postmodern organizations. Different practices have spread around the globe focusing on the organizing and management of inclusion and exclusion of different groups such as men and women, heterosexual and homosexuals, persons with different racial and ethnic background, ages, and (dis)abilities. However, although increasingly recognized as important, the discourses of diversity are multifaceted and not without controversy. Furthermore, diversity management practices have the potential to reproduce both inclusion and exclusion. This book presents the foundations of organizing and managing diversities, offers multidisciplinary, intersectional, and critical analyses on key issues, and opens up fresh perspectives in order to advance the diversity debate. The contributors are a team of leading diversity scholars from all over the world.


Regine Bendl, Inge Bleijenbergh, Elina Henttonen, and Albert J. Mills:
Introduction: Mapping the Field of Diversity in Organizations

Part 1: Theorizing, Interdisciplinarity and Pluralism of Organizing and Managing Diversity
1 Geraldine Healy: The Politics of Equality and Diversity - History, Society and Biography
2 Judith Pringle and Glenda Strachan: Duelling Dualisms: A History of Diversity Management
3 Jeff Hearn and Jonna Louvrier: Theory of Difference, Diversity and Intersectionality
4 David Knights and Vedran Omanovic: Rethinking Diversity in Organizations and Society
5 Ruth Sessler Bernstein, Marcy Crary, Diana Bilimoria and Donna Maria Blancero: Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion Practices at the Organizational, Group and Individual Levels
6 Alex Faria and Sergio Wanderl: From Universal to Diverse Diversity in Management Studies

Part 2: Plural/Epistemological Perspectives on Organizing and Managing Diversity
7 Gavin Jack: Advancing Postcolonial Approaches in Critical Diversity Studies
8 Anna-Liisa Kaasila-Pakanen: A Postcolonial Deconstruction of Diversity Management and Multiculturalism
9 Regine Bendl and Roswitha Hofmann: Queer Perspectives Fuelling Diversity Management discourse - Theoretical and Empirical Based Reflections
10 Annette Risberg and Sine Norholm Just: Ambiguous Diversities - Practices and Perceptions of Diversity Management
11 Eddy Ng and Jacqueline Stephenson: Individual,Teams and Organizational Benefits of managing Diversity. An Evidence-based Perspective
12 Kelly Dye and Golnaz Golnaraghi: Organizational Benefits through Diversity Management: Theoretical Perspectives on the Business Case

Part 3: Methodical/Empirical Perspectives on Diversity in Organization and Management
13 Sandra Groeneveld: Explaining Diversity Management Outcomes - What Can Be Learned From Quantitative Survey Research?
14 Janet Porter and Rosalie Hilde: Challenges and Opportunities: Contextual Approaches to Diversity Research and Practice
15 Paul Mutsaers and Marja-Liisa Trux: In Search of the 'Real' - The Subversive Potential of Ethnography on the Field of Diversity Management
16 Patrizia Zanoni and Koen Van Laer: Collecting Narratives and Writing Stories of Diversity: Reflecting on Power and Identity in our Professional Practice

Part 4: Contexts and Practices of Organizing and Managing Diversity
17 Mary Ann Danowitz: Rethinking Higher Education Diversity Studies Through a Diversity Management Frame
18 Mustafa Bilgehan Ozturk, Ahu Tatli and Mustafa Ozbilgin: Global Diversity Management: Breaking the Local Impasse
19 Deirdre Tedmanson and Caroline Essers: Entrepreneurship and Diversity
20 Anita Bosch, Stella Nkomo, Nasima MH Carrim, Rana Haq, Jawad Syed and Faiza Ali: Practices of Organizing and Managing Diversity in emerging countries: Comparisons between India, Pakistan and South Africa

Part 5: Intersectionality and Cross/Intercultural Analyses
21 Mariana Paludi, Danielle Mercer, Jean Helms Mills and Albert J. Mills: Intersectionality at the Intersection: Paradigms, Methods and Application - a Review
22 Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger and Renate Ortlieb: The Intersectionalities of Age, Ethnicity and Class in Organisations
23 David Baldridge, Joy Beatty, Alison M. Konrad and Mark E. Moore: People with Disabilities: Identity, stigmatization, accomodation and intersection with gender and aging in effects on employment outcomes
24 Ali Mir, Saadia Toor and Raza Mir: Of race and religion: Understanding Anti-Muslim prejudice in the United States
25 Glenn Powell, Laknath Jayasinghe and Lucy Taksa: Intersectionality and cross/intercultural analyses: A critical review of diversity approaches to diversity

Part 6: Where did we Come from and where do we go? Reflections on Theory, Research and Practices of Organizing and Managing Diversity
26 Inge Bleijenbergh and Sandra Fielden: Examining Diversity in Organizations from Critical Perspectives: The Validity of the Research Process
27 Yvonne Benschop, Charlotte Holgersson, Marieke van den Brink and Anna Wahl: Future Challenges for Practices of Diversity Management in Organizations
28 Banu Ozkazanc-Pan and Marta Calas: From Here to There and Back Again: Transnational Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations


Albert J. Mills is the holder of the 2008 Saint Mary's University President's Award for Excellence in Research. He is an Associate Editor on four journals (Gender, Work & Organization; Qualitative Research in Management and Organizations; Organization; and the International Journal of Work Innovation) and he serves on the editorial boards of several other journals (including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Management & Organizational History; the Journal of Management Education; Journal of Workplace Rights; Tamara - journal of postmodern organizational science; Management Decision).; Inge Bleijenbergh is an associate editor of Gender, Work & Organization. She received two EU FP7 grants in the field of gender and diversity in academia: STAGES (Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science (2012-2016) and EGERA (Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia (2014-2018).; Regine Bendl has received a number of professional awards, including the Kathe Leichter Award for Women's and Gender Studies 2006, a Best Paper Award EURAM 2007 (stream gender equality and diversity in management) and an Emerald Highly Recommended Paper Award 2009 and 2013. She is Convenor of the EGOS Standing Working Group of Gender and Diversity (2010-2016) and she is editor of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - an International Journal and Diversitas - Zeitschrift fur Managing Diversity und Diversity Studies. She is an editorial board member of Gender in Management - An International Journal and the British Journal of Management as well as associate editor of Gender Work and Organization.; Elina Henttonen (Researcher, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland) does research on gender and small business, gender and technology, and gendering of professions. She has published her work in refereed journals and scientific books, and teaches courses of gender and organizations and qualitative methods. She is a member of the EGOS Colloquium 2012 organizing committee.