Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts

Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts

Chaunda L. Scott (Oakland University, USA) and Marilyn Y. Byrd (The University of Mary Hardin Baylor, USA)
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Release Date: June, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 650|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1812-1
ISBN13: 9781466618121|ISBN10: 1466618124|EISBN13: 9781466618138


Emphasizing the importance of workforce diversity as it relates to valuing the similarities, differences, and talents of employees at all ranks has provided a wonderful topic for research. Leveraging diversity is one emerging paradigm able to demonstrate the value of workforce diversity in its many forms.

Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts serves as a cutting-edge resource for scholars, researchers, organizational leaders, practitioners, and graduate students who want to enhance their understanding of leverage diversity in the workforce. Secondly, the handbook highlights innovative research, theoretical frameworks, and perspectives that are currently being used to guide the practice of leveraging diversity in multiple organizational settings. It also provides insights on future workforce diversity trends.

Topics Covered

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

  • Business Administration
  • Demographic Change
  • Diversity Training
  • Global Diversity
  • Global Diversity Management
  • Human Resource Management Initiatives
  • Socio-Cultural Adult Learning Theories
  • Training and Development
  • Workforce Diversity
  • Workplace Learning Strategies

Reviews and Testimonials

This collection of thirty articles on diversity in the workforce showcases current scholarship in a wide range of subject areas relating to emerging trends in international business and management. The essays are arranged in sections covering workforce diversity in higher education, leveraging diversity in leadership, strategies for maximizing the benefits of workforce diversity, policy initiatives, and theoretical frameworks and technology tools. Individual articles discuss specific topics relating to race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in relation to the development of organizational and business strategies. Papers include abstracts, notes, and bibliographies and a volume-wide compilation of reading resources is provided. Contributors are academics in management related fields from primarily American institutions.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Chaunda L. Scott is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Training and Development Program in the Department of Human Resource Development (HRD) at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Dr. Scott comes to Oakland University by way of The White House, The Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Teachers College Columbia University. At Oakland University, Dr. Scott teaches a variety of other HRD courses in the Undergraduate HRD Program, Masters of Training and Development Program, and the Honors College. Her scholarly research interests lie in the following areas: eradicating racism, workforce diversity education and training, human resource development, training and development, organizational culture, and organizational justice, and she has published her research in a number of respected journals. She has as well presented her research in such locations as South Africa, Oxford, UK, Beijing, China, Limerick, Ireland, Montreal, Canada, Washington D.C., and Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition, Dr. Scott is the Founder and President of the Diverse Voices Initiative, created in 1999. Diverse Voices is a Michigan statewide higher education initiative that provides a supportive forum for Michigan higher education students, renowned scholars, business professionals, and community members to speak out in support of valuing all aspects of human diversity. She also serves as chair of the Academy of Human Resource Development’s (AHRD) Cultural Diversity Special Interest Group, a member of the Academy of Management, and an appointed member of the Society of Human Resource Management Diversity and Inclusion Standards Task Force. Most notable in 2009, Dr. Scott received a Cutting Edge Research Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development.
Marilyn Y. Byrd is an Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas. Dr. Byrd earned a BBA and MBA from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a PhD in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in human resource management, organizational behavior, managerial communication, and business ethics. Dr. Byrd is a member of the Academy of Management and the Academy of Human Resource Development, where she serves as a steering committee member for the Cultural Diversity Special Interest Group. She was recently appointed to participate in the Society of Human Resource Management Diversity and Inclusion Standards Task Force that will be responsible for establishing standards for diversity professionals in the HR community. Dr. Byrd currently serves on the Editorial Board for Advances in Developing Human Resources (ADHR). She co-edited the ADHR issue, “Giving Voice: The Socio-Cultural Realities of African American Women’s Leadership Experiences,” with Dr. Christine A. Stanley, Texas A&M University. This issue was the first ADHR issue devoted exclusively to African American women’s experiences. Dr. Byrd is interested in contributing to research and literature in the area of leadership theorizing that reflects the multiple perspectives that shape the leadership experience. Her other scholarly interests include group dynamics in organizations, social systems in organizations, organizational social justice, and issues emerging from racial diversity in the workplace.