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Diversity in Organizations

Diversity in Organizations
New Perspectives for a Changing Workplace

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July 1995 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Signaling the changing demography of the workforce, the largest percentage of new workers in the coming decades will be individuals often labeled as "nontraditional" employees. This new diversity presents both challenges and opportunities to individuals and to the organizations of which they are a part. Benefits include a broader talent pool and the opportunity for individuals to more fully develop their potential. At the same time, however, new perspectives on creativity, innovation, and performance can be perceived as intrusive and lead to tension, misunderstanding, and even hostility between old and new, creating problems of coordination and cohesion for diverse organizations. The editors of Diversity in Organizations gather forces to work out the difficulties generated by diversity and reap the rewards. Applying varied perspectives and approaches--such as analysis of individual psychology, dyadic interactions, small group dynamics, and organizational outcomes--the contributors provide scholarly coverage of a topic that is both contemporary and foresightful. The current interest in diversity in organizations makes this book a boon to scholars and students in a variety of fields, including psychology, social psychology, management and organization studies, sociology, social work, cross-cultural studies, and public administration, as well as to interested readers who seek a deeper understanding of the problems and promise inherent in diverse organizations.

Martin M Chemers, Mark A Constanzo and Stuart Oskamp
An Introduction to Diversity in Organizations
Harry C Triandis
A Theoretical Framework for the Study of Diversity
Bernardo M Ferdman
Cultural Identity and Diversity in Organizations
Bridging the Gap between Group Differences and Individual Uniqueness

Taylor H Cox Jr and Jocelyn A Finley
An Analysis of Work Specialization and Organization Level as Dimensions of Workforce Diversity
Belle Rose Ragins
Diversity, Power and Mentorship in Organizations
A Cultural, Structural and Behavioral Perspective

Valerie I Sessa and Susan E Jackson
Diversity in Decision-Making Teams
All Differences Are Not Created Equal

Martin M Chemers and Susan E Murphy
Leadership and Diversity in Groups and Organizations
Anne S Tsui, Terri D Egan and Katherine R Xin
Diversity in Organizations
Lessons from Demography Research

Daryl G Smith
Organizational Implications of Diversity in Higher Education
R Roosevelt Thomas Jr
A Diversity Framework

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