Skip to main content

International Diversity Management: Examples from the USA, South Africa, and Norway

Vassilopoulou, J. and Da Rocha, P. and Seierstad, C. and April, K. and Özbilgin, Mustafa (2013) International Diversity Management: Examples from the USA, South Africa, and Norway. In: Cultural and Technological Influences on Global Business. Idea Group U.S., Hershey.PA. USA, pp. 14-28. ISBN 1-4666-3966-0. E-ISBN 978-1-4666-3967-6. (doi:http://dx.doi.10.4018/978-1-4666-3966-9) (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) (KAR id:42675)

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.
Official URL
http://dx.doi.10.4018/978-1-4666-3966-9

Abstract

This chapter develops earlier work in the field by Ozbilgin and Tatli (2008) and uses examples of three

countries–the USA, South Africa, and Norway–to illustrate the complexity of managing diversity across

national borders. Key challenges of international diversity management are highlighted. These three

cases have been selected using a theoretically driven, maximum variation approach. The concept of

diversity management initially evolved and was developed in the USA. In contrast, South Africa is of

interest due to its specific Apartheid past and its post-Apartheid challenges related to diversity management.

Lastly, Norway is ranked among the best and most equal countries in the world. By exploring these

different examples, we question the assumption that there can be a one best way to manage diversity in

an international context.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: http://dx.doi.10.4018/978-1-4666-3966-9
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 08:59 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42675 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):