A Relational Framework for International Transfer of Diversity Management Practices

Syed, Jawad and Özbilgin, Mustafa (2009) A Relational Framework for International Transfer of Diversity Management Practices. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20 (12). pp. 2435-2453. ISSN 0958-5192 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The aim of this paper is to propose that a relational framework, which is underpinned by a contextual and multilevel conceptualisation of diversity management, can help international transfer of diversity management policies and practices. We argue that the mainstream single-level conceptualisations of diversity management within the territory of legal or organisational policy fail to capture the relational interplay of structural- and agentic-level concerns of equality. Consequently, individual choices, organisational processes, and structural conditions - all of which collectively account for unrelenting power disparity and disadvantage within social and employment contexts - remain generally under explored. The paper proposes a relational framework that bridges the divide between macro-national, meso-organisational and micro-individual levels of analyses to arrive at a more comprehensive, realistic and context-specific framing of diversity management, which can overcome the difficulties of international transfer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Context, Diversity Management, Equal Employment Opportunity, Intersectionality, Relational Perspective
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Jennifer Knapp
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 14:31
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 09:01
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24821 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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