Diversity In Organizations / Edition 1

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Overview

The changing demography of the workforce presents challenges and opportunities to individuals and to the organizations of which they are a part. This volume examines how diversity in organizations affords benefits such as a broader talent pool, but at the same time can lead to tension, misunderstanding and, at times, outright hostility.

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Addresses the difficulties and rewards of diversity in the workplace. Nine contributions by psychologists and leadership and management experts are organized into three sections: individual reactions to diversity, effects of diversity on groups and teams, and organizational perspectives on diversity. Based on the joint meeting to the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology and the Kravies-deRoulet Leadership Conference. Paper edition (unseen), $22.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803955493
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Series: Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology , #8
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Oskamp (Ph.D., Stanford University) has focused his research interests in the areas of attitudes and attitude change, applied social psychology, behavioral aspects of energy and resource conservation, and social issues and public policy. His books include Attitudes and Opinions and Applied Social Psychology. He has been elected a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives and President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and of the APA Division of Population and Environmental Psychology. He has also served as editor of the Journal of Social Issues and of the Applied Social Psychology Annual. Since 1984 he has organized the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology and co-edited the resulting annual volume published for many years by Sage Publications and now published by Erlbaum.

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Table of Contents

An Introduction to Diversity in Organizations - Martin M Chemers, Mark A Constanzo and Stuart Oskamp
PART ONE: INDIVIDUAL REACTIONS TO DIVERSITY
A Theoretical Framework for the Study of Diversity - Harry C Triandis
Cultural Identity and Diversity in Organizations - Bernardo M Ferdman
Bridging the Gap between Group Differences and Individual Uniqueness
An Analysis of Work Specialization and Organization Level as Dimensions of Workforce Diversity - Taylor H Cox Jr and Jocelyn A Finley
PART TWO: DIVERSITY EFFECTS ON GROUPS AND TEAMS
Diversity, Power and Mentorship in Organizations - Belle Rose Ragins
A Cultural, Structural and Behavioral Perspective
Diversity in Decision-Making Teams - Valerie I Sessa and Susan E Jackson
All Differences Are Not Created Equal
Leadership and Diversity in Groups and Organizations - Martin M Chemers and Susan E Murphy
PART THREE: ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON DIVERSITY
Diversity in Organizations - Anne S Tsui, Terri D Egan and Katherine R Xin
Lessons from Demography Research
Organizational Implications of Diversity in Higher Education - Daryl G Smith
A Diversity Framework - R Roosevelt Thomas Jr

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2005

    OUTDATED & A HARD READ

    Just a bunch of bumbo jumbo. Looking for a different book to read regarding the issues so I can be better informed on organizational diversity!!!!

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