"Ozbilgin and Tatli have put the ‘global’ into diversity management by providing insight into the way cross-national approaches and the nature of an international labour force impact on organisational strategies. This provides an important addition to the literature on diversity management and will be of value to practitioners and students of equality and diversity alike."--Geraldine Healy, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
"This book is ambitious in its global scope and multi-level framework, and convincingly argues that global diversity management provides a challenge to many stakeholders. Ozbilgin and Tatli combine state of the art theoretical discussions with many real life examples. Its base in original research, its context sensitivity and its explicit attention for the power processes and politics tied to the sensitive issue that diversity is in many organizations, make this an excellent read for students, researchers and practitioners alike."--Yvonne Benschop, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
"Global Diversity Management draws rapt attention to diversity and equality at a global level. Ozbilgin and Tatli call for context specific frames to truly understand global diversity and for attention to the voices of multiple stakeholders of the process. Scholarly, rich, and grounded, yet understandable, this provocative book is important for students, researchers, and practitioners in the field of diversity and in the larger management community."--Myrtle P. Bell, Associate Professor of Management, University of Texas-Arlington
"How wonderful to have at last a book about global diversity management, one which not only takes a multi-levelled approach based on sound research evidence but is at the same time extremely thoughtful and thought-provoking! The case studies from different parts of the world provide invaluable material for students, academics and practitioners. And the approaches to and definitions of diversity presented combined with analysis of the key drivers in taking up diversity initiatives in different parts of the globe contribute greatly to the increasingly critical diversity debate."--Linda Clarke, Professor of Industrial Relations, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, UK
"Global Diversity Management is a carnal text, as the authors suggest in their introduction, and therefore, brings great pleasure. Numerous cases and diversity topics (cultural industry, manufacturing, recruitment sector, gender gap, diversity audits, professionalization), research methods (case studies, documentary analysis, indepth interviews and questionnaires to examine organisational level dynamics) and tools (diagnostic checks, investigating instruments, diversity audits) present an inspiration to diversity research and change processes. Developing a theoretical framework, Mustafa Özbilgin and Ahu Tatli are able to show how global diversity works with coupled effects (national, organizational, sectoral, individual, discoursive). It’s clear that they are a kind of tempered radical academics who use their theoretical strength and practical experience to challenge binary distinctions in the diversity discourse, including even the differences present at global/local diversity levels. They are able to discover deep rooted reasons of false binary distinctions as there are paradoxes, rational myths about reality and socially made distinctions as resources in symbolic capital. They are venturing diversity! An inspiration to diversity research and change processes."--Iris Koall, University of Dortmund
"This book is a very welcome addition to the Diversity Management field. There is a fresh approach to the material which is embedded in critical theory and real-life examples derived from seven diversity-related research projects. The case studies, which take place in a range of industries and countries, are engaging and bring to light key issues diversity management researchers and practitioners will find valuable. The authors focus on global and agentic domains of diversity management and they investigate matters at both the organizational and individual levels. I strongly recommend this book to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers and practitioners in the Diversity Management and International Human Resource Management fields."--Nicolina Kamenou, Lecturer in HRM and Diversity Management, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
"This is an engaging book, founded on fresh empirical research studies. These authors are not afraid to raise the tensions and paradoxes within the management of diversity. It is as informative for effective diversity practitioners as it is for students and academics involved in equity, diversity teaching and research."--Judith Pringle, Professor of Organisation Studies, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand