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Managing Cultural Diversity in Asia

A Research Companion Edited by Jawad Syed, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Diversity Management, The Business School, University of Huddersfield, UK and Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Brunel University, UK
This Companion provides an authoritative overview of how cultural diversity is managed in Asia. Although the Asian context appears at first sight to be irreconcilably divergent in terms of diversity management approaches, the contributing authors seek to explore thematic and geographical demarcations of the notions of cultural diversity and equality at work.
Extent: 576 pp
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Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84980 094 5
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  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Business
  • Business and Management
  • Asia Business
  • Diversity and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
This Companion provides an authoritative overview of how cultural diversity is managed in Asia. Although the Asian context appears at first sight to be irreconcilably divergent in terms of diversity management approaches, the contributing authors seek to explore thematic and geographical demarcations of the notions of cultural diversity and equality at work.

Managing Cultural Diversity in Asia not only examines cultural diversity management in a particular geography but also makes a distinct contribution to the wider theory of managing diversity and equality by revealing the significance of context, time and place in framing policies and practices of management. With empirical and conceptual contributions from eminent scholars from across the Asian continent as well as the Asian diaspora, this volume highlights practices of equality and diversity management in settings across Asia and reveals the key drivers and implications of such practices.

This important and path-breaking Companion will be an invaluable resource for both undergraduate and research-based postgraduate students on international and comparative human resource management, employment relations and industrial relations courses.
Contributors: Z. Abdullah, F.P. Acar, A. Al Ariss, K. April, S. As-Saber, N. Ayub, M. Calveley, D. Collings, B. Dereli, P.C. Ensign, R.W. Fairlie, G. Fisher, R. Haq, C.E.J. Härtel, G. Hollinshead, K. Jehn, Y.-I. Lee, S. Lloyd, R.M.M. Ma, A. Malach-Pines, M.F. Özbilgin, T. Patel, E. Pio, J. Pradhan, N.P. Robinson, H. Scullion, D. Singhal, E. Smit, E. Soltani, O. Sürgevil, J. Syed, D. Weir, D. Youngsamart, A. Yükleyen, N. Zaidman
Contents:

1. Introduction: Diversity Management Travels to Underexplored Territories
Mustafa F. Özbilgin and Jawad Syed

2. Cultural Diversity Management in Malaysia: A Perspective of Communication Management
Zulhamri Abdullah

3. Identity Salience, Occupational Commitment and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Multinational Teams: An Exploratory Study from the Turkish Context
F. Pinar Acar

4. Religious Diversity in Lebanon: Lessons from a Small Country to the Global World
Akram Al Ariss

5. Diverse Discretionary Effort in Workplace Networks: Serving Self Over Community in China
Kurt April and Eon Smit

6. The Diversity Scenario in Pakistani Organizations
Nailah Ayub and Karen Jehn

7. Diversity in Russia
Moira Calveley and Graham Hollinshead

8. The Main Problems of Cultural Diversity Management in Turkish Companies which Operate in Central Asian Countries
Beliz Dereli

9. Caste-based Quotas: India’s Reservation Policies
Rana Haq

10. Intercultural Competencies Across Cultures: Same or Different?
Charmine E.J. Härtel, Shannon Lloyd and Divya Singhal

11. When East Meets West: Managing Chinese Enterprise Relationships through Guanxi-based Diversity Management
Charmine E.J. Härtel, Ruby M.M. Ma and Sharif As-Saber

12. A Comparison of the Japanese and South Korean Mindset: Similar but Different Management Approaches
Yang-Im Lee

13. Confronting Discrimination through Affirmative Action in India: Playing the Right Music with the Wrong Instrument?
Taran Patel

14. Demographic Profile of Economic Resources and Environment in South Asia
Jalandhar Pradhan

15. Transplanting the Meritocracy in India: Creating a Shared Corporate Vision at the Local and Global Levels
Nicholas P. Robinson and Prescott C. Ensign

16. Workforce Diversity in Iran: Some Case Study Evidence of Private Sector Organisations
Ebrahim Soltani, Hugh Scullion and David Collings

17. Is Diversity Management Relevant for Turkey? Evaluation of Some Factors Leading to Diversity Management in the Context of Turkey
Olca Sürgevil

18. Ethical and Cultural Aspects of Diversity and Unicity in the Arab Middle East: Managing Diverse Knowledge in a Culturally Unicist Environment
David Weir

19. Diversity Management in Thailand
Daungdauwn Youngsamart, Greg Fisher and Charmine E.J. Härtel

20. Islamic Civil Society and Social Capital in Turkey: The Gülen Community
Ahmet Yükleyen

21. Asian and Other Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the United States
Robert W. Fairlie

22. Nuzzling Nuances? Asian Diaspora in New Zealand
Edwina Pio

23. Israel–Indian Teams in Israeli High-tech Organizations: A Diversity Perspective
Ayala Malach-Pines and Nurit Zaidman

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