Diversity management in South African companies

Strydom, Jacques B. and Erwee, Ronel (1998) Diversity management in South African companies. Working Paper. University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Business, Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour, Toowoomba, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An interview schedule was used to test the applicability of the Cox model of diversity management in a sample of South African companies with an attempt to apply the perspectives of meta-analysis for data-analysis. Even though this sample acknowledges the potential advantages of diversity, they do not yet experience a pressing need to optimise diversity in their workforce. This sample can be classified mainly as monolithic companies, although some evidence emerged that specific companies are developing a plural orientation. Guidelines were given to apply tools for organisational change to establish full structural integration and thereby creating multicultural organisations.


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Additional Information: USQ publication. Working paper, later published in a revised and updated format: Strydom, J.B. & Erwee, R. 1998, 'Diversity Management in a Sample of South African Organisations', South African Journal of Business Management, 29 (1): 14-20. Best paper for 1998, Prize from SA Association of Business Management
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: diversity, multicultural, management of diversity, organisational change
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/980

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