Call for papers: Leveraging Workplace Diversity: Multiple Settings, Professions, Strategies and Theoretical Perspectives
A special issue of the International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (IJHRDM)
Submissions should be sent no later than : 31 July, 2007
Today, many organisations from a variety of settings are embracing and linking workplace diversity to their strategic goals and objectives, as one way to improve organisational effectiveness. At the same time, these organisations are holding the areas of human resource development, and management accountable for their workplace diversity measurable results.
In assisting these organisations, and their areas of human resource development, and management, in creating their workplace diversity strategic goals and objectives, the concept known as leveraging workplace diversity has been employed. Leveraging workplace diversity is a strategy that has been used by many organisations to date to:
1) initiate and manage aspects of cultural change
2) improve the culture and climate of an organisation
3) promote full inclusion of all employee stakeholders and
4) enhance the bottom line, for the purpose of impacting organisational effectiveness, and gaining a competitive advantage.
Over the past decade, the concept of leveraging workplace diversity has been viewed by scholars and practitioners as a popular and important initiative that continues to evolve. In the future, the areas of human resource development and management will continue to play key roles in leveraging workplace diversity to create and empower an organisational culture that fosters a respectful, inclusive, knowledge-based environment where each employee has the opportunity to learn, grow, and meaningfully contribute to the organisation's success.
The purpose of this special issue is to serve as a forum for scholars and practitioners to highlight the variety of workplace settings, professions, strategies, and theoretical perspectives that have been used to effectively leverage workplace diversity globally.
Papers submitted to this special issue should address aspects of leveraging workplace diversity focusing on the relationship between management, human resource management, and human resource development from multiple settings, professions, strategies, and theoretical perspectives. However, papers exploring other areas related to the above are also welcome.
For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.