Socially Responsible Diversity Management

Syed, Jawad and Kramer, R. (2009) Socially Responsible Diversity Management. Journal of Management & Organisation, 15 (5). pp. 639-651. ISSN 1833-3672 . (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 purpose of this article is to develop a conceptual framework to describe socially responsible diversity management'. This framework seeks to demonstrate that the desired social justice outcomes of affirmative action programs and the business benefits of diversity management programs can e achieved but only by undertaking initiatives at a number of levels. Traditional approaches to affirmative action have been unsuccessful in achieving their goal of equitable labour market outcomes and it is unclear that diversify management programs have contributed to business outcomes. The article argues that neither affirmative action nor diversity management has been able to fully achieve its objectives because of a number of limitations. The article argues that organisations can achieve better business outcomes, as well as equity outcomes associated with a diverse work force, by adopting a relational, multilevel framework of managing diversity. Such a framework provides for the creation of what is termed 'socially responsible diversity management'.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Affirmative Action, Diversity Management, Relational Framework, Multicultural Organisation, Socially Responsible Diversity Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Jennifer Knapp
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 15:32
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 09:01
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