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Managing Diversity : Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace,9780761927730

Managing Diversity : Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace



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2006 Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine 2007 Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award Winner of the 2007 Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award Michalle Mor Barak's book Managing Diversity: Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace has won the highly prestigious Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award. This award is granted annually to the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge. Managing Diversity was selected from multiple publisher's nominations for single authored books. "The book is an excellent resource to develop, theorize, and work out the inclusive workplace in a very comprehensive, encompassing, and interdisciplinary way...It can be recommended for all business and organization psychology students and all people interested in global business" - ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT LEARNING & EDUCATION 'úThis book introduces a unique and refreshing prism that is highly useful for managers and scholars alike. The authentic examples and case studies bring the content to life and make this book a very interesting and captivating read. It is a 'must read' for managers who need to effectively manage today's diverse workforce in order to survive and thrive in the global economy.'Ě --Alan D. Levy, Chairman and CEO, Tishman International Companies¬†¬† 'ú[ Managing Diversity ] is thorough, well-written and filled with interesting information and case examples.¬† It deals with an important issue in a very complete manner, providing both theoretical and conceptual content and outstanding practical information. It should be valuable and useful to anyone studying international business management.'Ě ¬†¬† --Sheila Akabas, Professor and Director, Center for Social Policy and Practice in the Workplace, Columbia University ¬†¬† 'úI would definitely adopt this book, since it offers an excellent resource for developing, theorizing, and working out the inclusive workplace in a very comprehensive way.¬† [Mor Barak] gives many practical examples and very useful illustrations that make the book very interesting for both the conceptual researcher and the practitioner.¬† It is also written with a very international and global perspective and outlook.'Ě ¬†¬† --Cordula Barzantny, Associate Professor, Groupe Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Toulouse Business School¬† ¬†'úA culturally diverse, inclusive workforce is well supported by social work values and ethics. A valuable resource for social work practice in a global context, the book is also highly recommended as a text in social work education programs.'Ě -John J. Stretch, Saint Louis University¬† Managing Diversity demonstrates the benefits of implementing inclusive practices and incorporates vignettes from different countries around the world and case studies illustrating practical solutions.¬†¬†¬† Key Features:¬†¬†¬† Offers up-to-date information on the new realities of the workforce, including demographic, legislation, and social policy trends around the world Analyzes the causes and consequences of workforce exclusi

Author Biography

Michalle Mor Barak is a professor at the University of Southern California with a joint appointment at the School of Social Work and the Marshall School of Business. She holds the Lenore Stein-Wood and William S. Wood Professorship in Social Work and Business in a Global Society, is the Chair of the Industrial/Occupational Social Work Program, and is the founder and director of the International Center for the Inclusive Workplace at the USC Hamovitch Research Center.

Table of Contents

The Global Context For Diversity Management
Introduction and Conceptual Framework
The Challenge of Managing Diversity in a Global Context
Tensions Posed by Global Workforce Trends
Diversity and Exclusion: A Critical Workforce Problem
The Inclusive Workplace Model
Conceptual Framework and Organization of the Book
Diversity Legislation Goes Global
The International Bill of Human Rights and Employment Rights
Importance and Influence of the Declaration of Human Rights
Diversity-Related Employment Legislation
Broad Based Anti Discrimination Legislation
Practical Implications
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Global Anti-Discrimination and Equal Rights Legislation
Checklist Of Protections Offered By Select Number Of Countries
Discrimination, Equality and Fairness in Employment
Discrimination and Equality in Employment
Theoretical Perspectives of Discrimination and Affirmative Action
Social Policies and Affirmative/Positive Action Programs
The Public Debate over Affirmative and Positive Action Policies
Challenges for Business Practices
Global Demographic Trends - Martha Farnsworth Riche and MichŠl Mor Barak
International Population Trends
Trends in the Working-Age Population
Migration Trends
National Trends
Gender Diversity
Age Diversity
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Ability and Disability Diversity
Sexual Orientation Diversity
Socio-economic Transitions
The New Realities of the Global Workforce 121 Worker Migration
Socio-economic Transitions
The New Realities of the Global Workforce
Worker Migration
Migration of Employers
Implications for Diversity of Gender, Disability and Sexual Orientation
Educational Trends and Workforce Diversity
Defining Diversity in a Global Context
Workforce Diversity Defined
Toward a Global Definition of Diversity
Stereotypes and Prejudice
Dehumanization and Oppression
Employment-Related Discrimination
Vive la difference? Theoretical Perspectives on Diversity and Exclusion in the Workplace
Diversity and Exclusion: A Critical Workforce Problem
Theoretical Underpinnings of the Inclusion-Exclusion Construct
Research on Organizational Demography Documenting Exclusion
Social Psychological Theories on Diversity and Intergroup Relations
Culture and Communication in the Global Workplace
The Cultural Context for the Global Workplace
Cross-Cultural Communication
Effective Cross-Cultural Communication
Interpersonal Relationships in a Global Work Context
Cultural Styles and Relational Schemas
Diversity in Interpersonal Relationships
Interpersonal Relationships and Cross-cultural communication
Managing A Diverse Workforce In The Global Context-The Inclusive Workplace
Diversity Management
Defining Diversity Management
From Equal Rights Laws to Affirmative/Positive Action to Diversity Management
Diversity Management Paradigms
The Impetus for Implementing Diversity Management
Managing the Globalize Workforce Diversity
An Overview of the Inclusive Workplace Model
The Inclusive Workplace
(Diversity Within the Work Organization)Inclusive Policies and Practices
Obstacles and Benefits of Implementing the Inclusive Approach
Case Illustration
Inclusion and diversity within work organizations -Denny''s, Inc
The Inclusive Workplace
(Inclusion through Corporate-Community Collaborations)Inclusive Policies and Practices
Obstacles and Benefits of Implementing the Inclusive Approach
Case Illustration
Inclusion and Corporate-Community Collaboration
Inclusion and corporate-community relations - Unilever Inc
The Inclusive Workplace
(Inclusion through State/National Collaborations)Inclusive Policies and Practices
Obstacles and Benefits of Implementing the Inclusive Approach
Inclusion of Distadvantaged
Groups at the National/State Level
The Eures
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