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Title: Alternative Diversity Management: Organizational Practices Fostering Ethnic Equality at Work
Authors: Janssens, Maddy
ZANONI, Patrizia
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Management, 30 (1), p. 317-331
Abstract: Taking a critical, performative stance, this study aims to advance our understanding of diversity management enhancing ethnic equality at work. Relying on a multiple-case study, we inductively identify organizational practices that foster the valuing of multiple competencies and the ability to express multiple identities, two key organizational markers of ethnic equality advanced in the gender and diversity literature. Our analysis indicates that ethnic equality is fostered by practices that broaden dominant norms on competencies and cultural identities, and avoid reducing ethnic minority employees to mere representatives of a stigmatized social group. In contrast to ‘classical diversity management practices which focus on individuals’ cognitive biases towards out-group members, these practices redefine what is ‘standard’ in the employment relationship, hereby structurally countering ethnic inequality within organizational boundaries.
Notes: Janssens, M (reprint author), [Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s)] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Fac Business & Econ, Res Ctr Org Studies, Naamsestr 69, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. maddy.janssens@kuleuven.be; patrizia.zanoni@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/16056
DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2013.12.006
ISI #: 000341338800006
ISSN: 0956-5221
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2015
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