Managing Diversity: Human Resource Strategies for Transforming the Workplace

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Ellen Ernst Kossek, Sharon A. Lobel
Wiley, Apr 21, 1997 - Business & Economics - 484 pages
Managing Diversity considers the implications of diversity for the development and synthesis of specific human resource policy areas. The contributors provide a range of perspectives on the significance of workforce diversity for the human resource domain and the workplace in general. The degree to which current theory and practice have incorporated issues of diveristy management is reviewed. The book:
  • Provides examples of specific sources of diversity among employees
  • Scrutinizes the effectiveness of current human resource practices
  • Suggests approaches for modifying human resource systems to support a managing diversity strategy
  • Discusses the implications of employee diversity for future theory and practice

Managing Diversity is the first book to examine in detail how specific human resource functions need to be modified to support workforce diversity.

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About the author (1997)

Ellen E. Kossek is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University. She has worked on HR for many companies on both the USA and Japan, and she has published extensively on human resource management and diversity issues.

Sharon A. Lobel is Associate Professor of Management at Seattle University. Her research on the many aspects of managing diversity on organizations and has appeared in numerous journals.

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