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Rediscovering “Anekta mein ekta” or “kasrat mein wahdat”: South Asian Management through Unity in Diversity

Syed, Jawad, Pio, Edwina (2013) Rediscovering “Anekta mein ekta” or “kasrat mein wahdat”: South Asian Management through Unity in Diversity. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 32 (3). pp. 236-244. ISSN 2040-7149. (doi:10.1108/EDI-12-2012-0118) (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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Abstract

Guest editorial. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to offer an editorial introduction to the special issue on “Gender and diversity in organizations in South Asia”. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the state of extant research on equality, diversity and inclusion in South Asia. It also offers an overview of the papers included in the special issue and the unique contributions they make to this field of knowledge. Findings – Findings vary for each paper; however, overall, the special issue brings to the fore theoretical ideas, alternative organizing and organisations and challenges involved in diversity management in South Asia. Research limitations/implications – The papers offer fresh insights in theorizing and managing diversity and equality which depart from the dominant Anglo-centric theorizations in this field. Practical implications – Educators, policy makers and managers in organisations may take into account various findings and recommendations offered in the papers leading to greater awareness of the challenges and opportunities to formulate context-sensitive policies and practices of diversity in South Asia. Originality/value – Barring a few exceptions, the topic of gender and diversity management in South Asia, as for example the centrality of national culture and values, remains generally ignored in work and organization studies. Papers that are published appear in a wide variety of journals rarely achieving a critical mass. The current (special) issue of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion addresses these gaps and seeks to strengthen understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion pertaining to the region classified as South Asia.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/EDI-12-2012-0118
Uncontrolled keywords: Diversity, Equality, Gender, Inclusion, National cultures, Religion, South Asia, Women
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 09:54 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33858 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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