Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation

Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation

Nancy D. Erbe (California State University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 387
ISBN13: 9781466660069|ISBN10: 1466660066|EISBN13: 9781466660076|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6006-9


Many contemporary skills and approaches have emerged as the result of researching and working with diverse global partnerships, teams, networks, companies, and projects. Due to the increasingly innovative global community, it is necessary adapt to these developments and aspire to those most important for their particular involvement.

Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation presents a variety of practical tools, skills, and practices that demonstrate effective ways to positively impact the global community through effective management practice. Demonstrating different ways to manage diversity and innovation, this publication provides models and approaches capable of transforming societies, citizens, and professionals so they are better prepared to embrace diversity. This reference work is particularly useful to academicians, professionals, engineers, and students interested in understanding how globalization impacts their discipline or practice.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Authentic Curiosity
  • Collaborative Multicultural Skill Mastery
  • Global Relationships
  • Innovative Approaches
  • Managerial Modeling, Mentoring, and Responsiveness
  • Reducing Defensiveness
  • Reflective Practice

Reviews and Testimonials

The opening chapters in this collection propose new approaches to innovation that embrace diversity to enhance a company’s organizational structure, skill base, adaptability, and contextual intelligence. The 16 papers also provide case studies and practical tools for reducing bias among employee and managers. Topics include the uneasy adjustment of Asian international students and African-American males on college campuses, cross-cultural adaptation challenges to management innovation in Chinese companies, value creation through cultural team-based environments, organizational innovation in Thailand’s leather factories, and access within the classroom through universal design.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nancy D. Erbe, J.D., L.L.M., is a Professor in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has taught at the University of Denver, Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Cornell School of Law, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Oslo’s International Summer School, and several universities in Cyprus and India. Her students and clients to date represent 80 countries. Professor Erbe is the author of Negotiation Alchemy: Global Skills Inspiring and Transforming Diverging Worlds (2011), Holding These Truths: Empowerment and Recognition in Action (An Interactive Case Study Curriculum for Multicultural Conflict Resolution)(2003), Berkeley: Public Policy Press, as well as several articles in journals including Harvard Negotiation Law Review. She recently edited Collective Efficacy (2013), United Kingdom: Emerald Press. Professor Erbe is a mediator, Paul Harris Fellow, Fulbright Senior Specialist in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies, PUC-Rio.