Managing Diversity and Equality in Construction: Initiatives and Practice

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Andrew W. Gale, Marilyn J. Davidson
Taylor & Francis, Jul 28, 2006 - Architecture - 384 pages

With women in the UK construction industry constituting just thirteen per cent of the workforce and black and Asian workers numbering less that two per cent, despite representing more than six per cent of the working population, diversity is a problem that the construction industry needs to tackle directly.

In this title, diversity management is presented as an opportunity for the construction industry. Work is presented from several different countries and regions, in North America, Australia and Europe to provide a comprehensive picture of this complex and often sensitive issue. Going beyond the traditional topics of gender and racial discrimination contributions encompass a wide range of diversity issues facing the construction industry, including sexual orientation, disability and the work-life balance.

Essential reading for construction managers and a valuable resource for post-graduate researchers, this key title provides not only a thorough exposition of contemporary research but also supplies the practical diagnostic tools, and techniques to successfully manage diversity in construction and the information to adhere to the law.

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About the author (2006)

Andrew W. Gale is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Management and Built Environment Academic Interest Group in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is also a member of the Health Monitoring and Through Life Support Research Group in MACE, as well as the Programme Executive for the MSc in Project Management Professional Development Programme.

Marilyn J. Davidson is Professor of Work Psychology, Head of the Psychology Group and the Director of the Centre for Diversity and Work Psychology at the Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester. Her research interests include equal opportunities, diversity(race and gender), women in management , female entrepreneurs and gender issues in occupational stress. She has published over 150 academic articles and 19 books.

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