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Diversity in Organizations, 2nd Edition

  • Myrtle P. Bell University of Texas at Arlington
  • ISBN-10: 1111221308  |  ISBN-13: 9781111221300
  • 560 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
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DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS is the first comprehensive, research-based text designed to meet the needs of the diversity course. It provides a solid perspective on the various aspects of organizational diversity, including why diversity is important for organizations, recruiting, retaining, and effectively and fairly utilizing a diverse workforce, and legislation related to diversity. The book conducts in-depth explorations of key racial/ethnic groups, sex and gender, religion, work and family, weight and appearance, physical and mental ability, and sexual orientation. It includes prescriptions on how to become a diversity-friendly employer, include workers often devalued, and how both dominant and non-dominant group members can work to effect change.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter Opening Key Facts: Relevant facts and figures open each chapter helping students approach the material more objectively, with less bias.
  • "Sidebars": These brief and current examples are interspersed through the text enhancing student understanding of pertinent topics.
  • Mini-Cases: The text includes several mini-cases which help students to apply chapter concepts.
  • "Misperception" and "Reality" Checkpoints: Throughout each chapter, correcting common misunderstandings as they serve to reinforce chapter content.
  • "Questions to Consider," and "Actions": The end of each chapter includes application questions and brief but effective experiential exercises that can be assigned to students outside of class or in groups.
  • International Features: These features include an international view of the content of many chapters, such as legislation, individuals or groups and their experiences, and country comparisons.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Study of Diversity in Organizations.
2. Theories.
3. Legislation.
4. Blacks/African Americans.
5. Latinos/Hispanics.
6. Asian Americans.
7. Whites/European Americans.
8. American Indians and Multi-Racial Group Members.
9. Sex and Gender.
10. Work and Family.
11. Sexual Orientation.
12. Religion.
13. Age.
14. Physical and Mental Ability.
15. Weight and Appearance.
16: International Diversity and Facing the Future.

What's New

  • The Second Edition of Diversity in Organizations contains a general update to content of all chapters, including population, participation, and employment, legislation, litigation, relevant research, and features. Each chapter includes new examples of actual litigation under diversity-related laws and new relevant empirical research. At least one new individual, organizational, or research translation feature is included in each chapter. More emphasis on current issues is included, including interviews of diversity executives in two chapters. More specific recommendations for organizations to be diverse and inclusive are included.
  • Included new empirical research throughout.
  • Updated population, employment, and income figures in each chapter.
  • Replaced nearly all existing cases with current cases from EEOC press releases.
  • Key Facts updated in each chapter.
  • Added newly passed diversity-related legislation and current court decisions.
  • Increased focus on international diversity.
  • Implications for organizations interspersed throughout each chapter.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Myrtle P. Bell

Myrtle P. Bell is Professor of Management at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she has taught diversity courses to graduate and undergraduate students for more than 15 years. She has degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Louisiana State University, and the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research focuses on diversity and social issues at work and appears in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Applied Psychology, Gender, Work & Organization, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Vocational Behavior and in numerous edited volumes. She is an active member of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management, which she has chaired, and has served as a member of the Academy's Board of Governors. She has been recognized internationally for her diversity scholarship, mentoring, and teaching.