Mentoring Dilemmas: Developmental Relationships Within Multicultural Organizations / Edition 1

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The world is continually changing. As organizations become more diverse, the need to recognize and develop talent within others becomes more critical and more complex. Herein lies the fundamental dilemma that parties to these important relationships face. Based on a recent gathering in Amherst, the contributors of this volume attempted to help each other better understand the issues that they were facing in their own diversified mentoring relationships as mentors, protégés, or both. This volume is the result of their efforts.

Organized into three sections, the book focuses on the different types of mentoring perspectives—theoretical, empirical, and experiential. It addresses the following issues:
*Developmental relationships—the emerging themes and theoretical models that discuss the experiences of various ethnic populations,
*Empirical evidence—qualitative and quantitative research that examines the impact of diverse mentoring relationships,
*First-hand accounts—experiences that recount key lessons learned in various situations, including breaking the glass ceiling, among others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805826333
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Series: Applied Social Research Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: S. Wellington, Foreword. Preface. Part I:Theoretical Perspectives. F.J. Crosby, The Developing Literature on Developmental Relationships. S.R. Bowman, M.E. Kite, N.R. Branscombe, S. Williams, Developmental Relationships of Black Americans in the Academy. S. Goto, Asian Americans and Developmental Relationships. R.M. O'Neill, S. Horton, F.J. Crosby, Gender Issues in Developmental Relationships. Part II:Empirical Perspectives. S. Blake, At the Crossroads of Race and Gender: Lessons From the Mentoring Experiences of Professional Black Women. G.M. McGuire, Do Race and Sex Affect Employees' Access to and Help From Mentors? Insights From the Study of a Large Corporation. D.E. Gibson, D.I. Cordova, Women's and Men's Role Models: The Importance of Exemplars. D. Kirby, J.S. Jackson, Mitigating Perceptions of Racism: The Importance of Work Group Composition and Supervisor's Race. D.A. Thomas, Beyond the Simple Demography—Power Hypothesis: How Blacks in Power Influence White-Mentor—Black-Protégé Developmental Relationships. Part III:Experiential Perspectives. E. McCambley, Testing Theory by Practice. S.K. Hoyt, Mentoring With Class: Connections Between Social Class and Developmental Relationships in the Academy. A.J. Murrell, S.S. Tangri, Mentoring at the Margin. Part IV:Conclusions. B.R. Ragins, Where Do We Go From Here, and How Do We Get There? Methodological Issues in Conducting Research on Diversity and Mentoring Relationships.

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