Current Debates on Classifying Diversity Management: Review and a Proposal

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dc.contributor Svenska handelshögskolan, Institutionen för företagsledning och organisation, företagsledning och organisation sv
dc.contributor Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Management and Organisation, Management and Organisation en
dc.contributor.author Bairoh, Susanna
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-06T10:29:58Z fi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-02T14:11:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-06T10:29:58Z fi
dc.date.available 2011-03-02T14:11:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02-06
dc.identifier.isbn 978-951-555-978-4
dc.identifier.issn 0357-4598
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10227/267
dc.identifier.uri URN:ISBN:978-951-555-978-4
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses various theoretical approaches to diversity management, analysing their similarities and differences. I start with a review of certain previously presented classifications, and then proceed to describing the different approaches in more detail. In this paper, I propose that the various viewpoints can be categorized into three groups: 1) practitioner/consultant approach, 2) mainstream approach, and 3) critical approaches. Although there are differences within these groups, in particular regarding the critical approaches, these differences appear less significant than those between the groups. Those representing the first group are mainly interested in how to get most out of a diverse workforce, while those in the second group focus on the effects of diversity on performance or work group functioning. While some of the mainstream writers can be rather critical towards earlier research, they hardly ever discuss or even recognize the wide ranging criticism put forward by critical scholars. The critical researchers, then, remain a rather scattered group who do not always share much more than a conviction that the mainstream research keeps missing highly significant issues. Nonetheless, in order to increase our understanding of how different persons can and do work together, more dialogue is required between the varying standpoints. fi
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Svenska handelshögskolan sv
dc.publisher Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers
dc.relation.ispartofseries 534
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dc.subject diversity fi
dc.subject diversity management fi
dc.subject critical approaches fi
dc.subject.other Management and Organisation fi
dc.title Current Debates on Classifying Diversity Management: Review and a Proposal fi

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