The value of investigating stakeholder involvement in diversity management

Anne Marie Greene, Gill Kirton

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When we were writing our first book about diversity management (DM) in the late 1990s (Kirton and Greene 2000), diversity as a field of study was relatively small in the UK and even smaller in the rest of the EU, particularly compared to the US where there had been a sudden growth in DM research in the mid-to late-1990s. There now exists a fairly large literature in the UK, and DM as an object of study now seems to be a global phenomenon with academics researching it in a vast range of national contexts including European countries, North America, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. Collections such as Konrad et al.‘s (2006) and Ozbilgin’s (2009) bear witness to this fact. DM is also now a ubiquitous management discourse and there has been an explosion of what we might call a ‘diversity industry’ catering to the increasing demands from business and management for practitioner guides, diversity training and diversity consultants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiversity in the Workplace
Subtitle of host publicationMulti-disciplinary and International Perspectives
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781317149200
ISBN (Print)9781409411963
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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