International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work


International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work

Second Edition Country Perspectives on Diversity and Equal Treatment

2nd edition

9780857939302 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Alain Klarsfeld, Professor of Human Resources, Department of Human Resource Management and Business Law, TBS Business School, Toulouse, France, Lize A.E. Booysen, Professor, Graduate School of Leadership and Change, Antioch University, US and Professor Extraordinaire, University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa, Eddy S. Ng, Smith Professor in Equity and Inclusion in Business, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada, Ian Roper, University of Essex and Ahu Tatli, Lecturer in International Human Resource Management, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Publication Date: 2014 ISBN: 978 0 85793 930 2 Extent: 304 pp
The second edition of this important reference work provides important updates and new perspectives on the cases constituting the first edition, as well as including contributions from a number of new countries: Australia, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria and Russia. Countries that have been updated and expanded are Austria, Canada, France, India, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

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Managing and developing diversity is on the political and business agenda in many countries; therefore diversity management has become an area of knowledge and practice in its own right. Yet all too often it is referred to as a unifying concept, as if it were to be interpreted uniformly across all cultures and countries. The contributors to this volume expertly examine the relationship between diversity management and equality legislation within the different participating countries’ national contexts. They advocate that such separation and sequencing between equality at work and diversity management is far from natural.

The second edition of this important reference work provides important updates and new perspectives on the cases constituting the first edition as well as including contributions from a number of new countries: Australia, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria and Russia. Countries that have been updated and expanded are Austria, Canada, France, India, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

This Handbook will be greatly appreciated by scholars who wish to better contextualize their research and will also provide policy-makers with benchmark data regarding equal treatment and diversity as understood in other countries.
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‘In the second edition of the International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work, Alain Klarsfeld and his co-editors have once again brought together an impressive group of authors to provide unique, timely, and valuable information regarding diversity management around the world. This will be my go-to source for learning how different countries are addressing diversity issues. The volume will be a very useful resource for scholars, policy-makers, consultants, and business leaders interested in diversity and equality.’
– Bernardo M. Ferdman, Alliant International University, US and Editor, Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion

‘An exemplary work, the second edition of this Handbook is extraordinary in its recognition of the complexities of diversity management under conditions of globalization. Addressing diversity as a transnational force while maintaining an intra-national focus allows the collection of chapters to offer a processual understanding of population flows and, concurrently, a clear understanding of the diversity of diversity – institutionally and demographically – and its changing patterns over time. Altogether the book excels in fulfilling its conceptual claims for understanding diversity management at work: contextually, relationally and dynamically.’
– Marta B. Calás, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US

‘This second edition contains 14 countries as opposed to 16 in the first edition, but is essentially different as it not only includes updates for the countries in common, but also six new ones including Australia, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria and Russia. It is, therefore, essentially a complement to the first edition. The editors suggest that one of the most significant effects of globalization has been to widen the scope of diversity management as workforces are becoming more diverse, with migrants posing a particular challenge in some countries. Examination at national level is crucial as anti-discrimination legislation and its implementation vary from country to country, especially with respect to whether or not positive discrimination is a feature. Above all the picture is changing over time. Hence the need for this new edition.’
– Peter J. Sloane, Swansea University, UK and Flinders University, Australia

‘By covering the diversity practices in 14 different countries this Handbook makes evident the need to consider diversity management from a global and local standpoint. What is legal and standard practice towards equality in one country can be viewed as discriminative and unlawful just across the border. With such complex reality, the authors of this book make an incredible job of providing the reader with detailed and useful information on how to approach diversity “glocally” (that is, in multiple geographies). The book, in a way, is a global travel guide for diversity management that benefits both business managers and HR practitioners operating in the international arena.’
– Simon L. Dolan, ESADE Business School, Spain and Editor-in-Chief, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal
Contributors: I. Adeleye, D. Atewologun, A.-F. Bender, R. Bendl, I. Bleijenbergh, E. Bokovikova, L.A.E. Booysen, J. Burgess, F. Colgan, E. French, R. Haq, R. Hofmann, A. Klarsfeld, S. Kosheleva, J. Laufer, J. Louvrier, V. Mackie, O. Matanmi, A. McKearney, A. Murgia, E. Ng, S.M. Nkomo, K. Okano, B. Poggio, J.K. Pringle, K. Ravenswood, K.Rawston, I. Roper, I. Ryan, R. Schalk, G. Strachan, A. Tatli, A. Terlouw, D.-G. Tremblay, A. Tuori, M. van Engen, E. Zavyalova

Introduction: Equality and Diversity in 14 Countries: Analysis and Summary
Alain Klarsfeld, Lize Booysen, Eddy Ng, Ian Roper and Ahu Tatli

1. Equal Access to the Opportunities Available? Equity and Diversity Laws and Policies in Australia
Glenda Strachan, Erica French and John Burgess

2. Equal Treatment in Austria: Current Practices and Challenges
Roswitha Hofmann and Regine Bendl

3. A Review of Two Decades of Employment Equity in Canada: Progress and Propositions
Eddy Ng, Rana Haq and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

4. Equality and Diversity in Finland. From Separate to Intertwined Concepts
Jonna Louvrier and Annamari Tuori

5. Equality and Diversity in Years of Crisis in France
Anne-Françoise Bender, Alain Klarsfeld and Jacqueline Laufer

6. Equality and Diversity in India: Public versus Private Sector Approaches to Managing Diversity in Indian Organizations
Rana Haq

7. Moving Societies and Immobile Organizational Practices. The Winding Road of Diversity Management in Italy
Annalisa Murgia and Barbara Poggio

8. Japan: Progress Towards Diversity and Equality in Employment
Vera Mackie, Kaori Okano and Kirsti Rawstron

9. Laws, Policies and Practices of Diversity Management in The Netherlands Revisited
Inge Bleijenbergh, Marloes van Engen, Ashley Terlouw and René Schalk

10. Equality and Diversity in Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Irene Ryan, Katherine Ravenswood and Judith Pringle

11. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Nigeria: Historical Context and Emerging Issues
Ifedapo Adeleye, Doyin Atewologun and Olusegun Matanmi

13. Employment Equality and Diversity Management in a Russian Context
Fiona Colgan, Aidan McKearney, Elena Bokovikova, Sofya Kosheleva and Elena Zavyalova

14. New Developments in Employment Equity and Diversity Management in South Africa
Lize A.E Booysen and Stella M. Nkomo

15. Recent Developments in the Equality and Diversity Agenda in the UK: The ‘Big Society’ under Austerity
Ian Roper and Ahu Tatli

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