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Social equity, multiculturalism and the productive diversity paradigm: reflections on their role in corporate Australia

Bertone, Santina and Leahy, Mary (2001) Social equity, multiculturalism and the productive diversity paradigm: reflections on their role in corporate Australia. In: Everyday diversity: Australian multiculturalism in practice. Phillips, Scott K, ed. Common Ground Publishing Pty. Ltd., Altona, Victoria, pp. 113-144. ISBN 1863350810

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Abstract

This chapter argues that, while there is some merit in 'managing diversity' policies, particularly the emphasis on building inclusive organisational cultures which value and accept a wide range of human differences, both this term and 'productive diversity' have serious practical and theoretical deficiencies. We aim to illustrate some of these deficiencies, first, by sketching a brief overview of the debates in the literature on diversity management, and second, through discussion of two organisational case studies we conducted in Australian companies in early 2000.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiculturalism, Australia, diversity, social equity
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for International Corporate Governance Research
RFCD Classification > 420000 Language and Culture
RFCD Classification > 370000 Studies in Human Society
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 00:32
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 04:54
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1950
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