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Handbook of Research Methods in Diversity Management, Equality and Inclusion at Work

Edited by Lize A.E. Booysen, Professor, Graduate School of Leadership and Change, Antioch University, US and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Regine Bendl, Professor, Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria and Judith K. Pringle, Professor, Department of Management, Gender & Diversity Research Group, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) have become features of organizations as a result of both legal and societal advances, as well as neoliberal economic reasoning and considerations. Current research approaches frequently fall short of addressing the challenges faced in EDI research, and this benchmark Handbook brings up to date coverage of research methods in EDI, and advances the development of research in the field.
Extent: 560 pp
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78347 607 7
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  • Business and Management
  • Diversity and Management
  • Gender and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods in Business and Management
  • Research Methods
  • Research Methods in Business and Management
  • Research Methods
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) have become features of organizations as a result of both legal and societal advances as well as neoliberal economic reasoning. While current research approaches frequently fall short of addressing the challenges faced in EDI research, this benchmark Handbook brings coverage of research methods in EDI up to date, and advances the development of research in the field.

Bringing together well-known academics and researchers, this Handbook is a distillation of current and novel research in the field of EDI. Chapters present groundbreaking new research and methodological perspectives on international, regional and national issues, from equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming to managing diversity in legal, political and socio-economic contexts. Alongside this, the authors discuss new analytic directions to advance empirical EDI research. This Handbook will help to shape the present and future EDI discourse.

The book is an invaluable addition to the current literature, particularly for students of EDI and researchers working in the fields of human resource management, strategic management and organization, and culture and change management as well as entrepreneurship and marketing.
‘Despite the depth and volume of research on diversity in organizations, very little attention is given to research methods. The Handbook of Research Methods in Diversity Management, Equality and Inclusion at Work breaks new ground, providing a comprehensive volume of not just methods but also the social and political context in which diversity research is embedded. Particularly impressive is the “diversity” of epistemological perspectives so critical to today’s global and transnational context.’
– Stella Nkomo, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Contributors: D. Atewologun, C. Baron, I. Bleijenbergh, E.H. Buttner, H.A. Downs, H. Eberherr, D. Foley, K.M. Hannum, E. Henry, J. Hofbauer, R. Hofmann, E.L. Holloway, C.A. Houkamau, M. Janssens, D. Jones, A. Klarsfeld, K. Kreissl, M. Lansu, J. Louvrier, K.B. Lowe, R. Mahalingam, A.J. Mills, J.H. Mills, S. Mooney, E.S. Ng, B. Poggio, N. Rumens, I. Ryan, B. Sauer, H.L. Schwartz, C.G. Sibley, A. Striedinger, P. van Arensbergen, I.C. Wasserman, J.F. Wergin, P. Zanoni
Contents:

Introduction
Lize A.E Booysen, Judith K. Pringle and Regine Bendl

Part I Research Dilemmas in EDI
1. Contextualizing the EDI Research Agenda in the Larger Social Sciences Research Landscape
Judith K. Pringle and Lize A.E. Booysen

2. Finding the Right Design for EDI Research
Jon F. Wergin

3. Evaluation Research in the EDI Field
Kelly M. Hannum and Holly A. Downs

4. Negotiating, Gaining and Maintaining Access: What Can We Learn About Diversity?
Jonna Louvrier

5. Queered Methodologies for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Researchers
Nick Rumens

6. Comparative and Multi-Country Research in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Eddy S. Ng and Alain Klarsfeld

Part II Methodology and Methods for collecting EDI Material
7. Intersectionality as a Methodological Tool in Qualitative Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Research
Doyin Atewologun and Ramaswami Mahalingam

8. Theorizing Diversity and (In)equality Through the Lens of Critical Discourse Analysis
Patrizia Zanoni and Maddy Janssens

9. Feminist Methods and the Study of Gendering of Organizations Over Time
Albert J. Mills and Jean Helms Mills

10. Indigenous Research: Ontologies, Axiologies, Epistemologies and Methodologies
Ella Henry and Dennis Foley

11. Autoethnography: Adding Our Stories to EDI Research
Irene Ryan and Shelagh Mooney

12. Participants as Collaborators: Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) as Collaborative Research Method
Ilene C. Wasserman

13. Chameleons Change Colour: Studying Academic Careers in Gendering Contexts - A Case for Multilevel Analysis
Johanna Hofbauer, Katharina Kreissl, Birgit Sauer and Angelika Striedinger

Part III Methods and Techniques for EDI data analysis
14. Surveys and Scales in EDI Research
Carol Baron

15. Meta-Analytic Research in the Field of EDI: A Review of Some Current Findings and Identification of Opportunities for Future Research
Kevin B. Lowe and E. Holly Buttner

16. Queering Quantitative Research: Dealing with Processes of Categorization in EDI Research
Roswitha Hofmann

17. Participatory Action Research to Support Diversity and Inclusion
Inge Bleijenbergh, Pleun van Arensbergen and Monic Lansu

18. Routinized Practices: Using the Documentary Method to Research Incorporated Knowledge
Helga Eberherr

19. Deconstructing and Challenging Gender Orders in Organisations Through Narratives
Barbara Poggio

20. Diversity Trouble: Feminist Foucauldian Discourse Analysis
Deborah Jones

21. Mixed Methods and the Scientific Study of Māori Identity: The Story Behind the Multi-Dimensional Model of Māori Identity and Cultural Engagement
Carla A. Houkamau and Chris G. Sibley

22. Drawing from the Margins: Grounded Theory Research Design and EDI Studies
Elizabeth L. Holloway and Harriet L. Schwartz

Index