Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 61–76 | Cite as

Diversity Management: A New Organizational Paradigm

  • Jacqueline A. Gilbert
  • Bette Ann Stead
  • John M. Ivancevich
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Abstract

Currently, an increasing number of organizations are attempting to enhance inclusiveness of under represented individuals through proactive efforts to manage their diversity. In this article, we define diversity management against the backdrop of its predecessor, affirmative action. Next, selected examples of organizations that have experienced specific positive bottom line results from diversity management strategies are discussed. The present paper also provides a conceptual model to examine antecedents and consequences of effective diversity management. Additional research areas identified from the model and literature review result in a number of research propositions intended to enhance the exploration and understanding of diversity management.

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Economic Growth Management Strategy Conceptual Model Research Area Additional Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacqueline A. Gilbert
    • 1
  • Bette Ann Stead
    • 2
  • John M. Ivancevich
    • 2
  1. 1.Management and Marketing DepartmentMiddle Tennessee State University, College of BusinessMurfreesboroU.S.A
  2. 2.Department of Marketing, College of Business AdministrationUniversity of HoustonHoustonU.S.A

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