|Publication:||Equality, Diversity and Inclusion|
|Title:||Perspectives on Diversity and Equality in Under-Researched Countries|
|Type:||Journal Special Issue|
|Editors:||Alain Klarsfeld, Lena Knappert, Angela Kornau, Faith Ngunjiri, Barbara Sieben|
|Deadline:||October 31, 2017|
In many countries managing and developing diversity is on the political and business agenda and has become an area of knowledge and practice in its own right. Yet all too often, diversity management and diversity research is centred in Western democracies, mono-culturally infused and biased (e.g., Jonsen et al., 2011; Nishii & Ozbilgin, 2007). At the same time, we know that diversity and equality at work cannot be treated as a unifying concept, nor be interpreted uniformly across cultures and countries, as highlighted in volumes and special issues on country or comparative perspectives on equal treatment and diversity, edited by Klarsfeld (2010), Syed and Özbilgin (2010), Klarsfeld et al. (2014) and Klarsfeld el al. (2016a and 2016b).
The purpose of this special issue is to further restore diversity and equality to its national contexts by shedding light on under-researched countries, including (though not being limited to) countries in Latin America, in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. Proposed papers should deal with, but not necessarily be limited to, the following questions:
All papers must be empirically driven, utilizing either primary or secondary data. Theoretical frameworks may also be used to assist with describing and/or understanding a country’s context. Multiple authorship is encouraged to offer diverse viewpoints, within each paper. It is anticipated that multiple authors will contribute different and diverse datasets to enrich the perspectives for each country. A submission which follows the process we outline here (i.e., common canvass of data) would be preferred over one that reviews existing literature.
If you have any queries, please contact the guest co-editor:
Alain Klarsfeld: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please upload your submissions to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion ScholarOne Manuscripts website http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/edi - select ‘Special Issue’ and submit to the issue listed with the title: Perspectives on Diversity and Equality in Under-researched Countries. Submission will be available until October 31, 2017.
Papers must follow the journal submission guidelines:
Jonsen, K., Maznewski, M.L., & Schneider, S.C. (2011). Diversity and its not so diverse literature: An international perspective. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 11(1), 35-62.
Klarsfeld, A. (Ed.) (2010). Country perspectives on diversity and equal treatment at work, Cheltenham et al.: Elgar.
Klarsfeld, A., Booysen, L.A.E., Ng, E., Roper, I., & Tatli, A. (Eds.) (2014). Country perspectives on diversity and equal treatment at work, 2. edn., Cheltenham et al.: Elgar.
Klarsfeld, A., Ng, E.S., Booysen, L.A.E., Castro-Christiansen, L., & Kuvaas, B. (2016a). Comparative equality and diversity: main findings and research gaps. Cross-cultural and Strategic Management, 23(3), 1-37.
Klarsfeld, A., Ng, E.S., Booysen, L.A.E., Castro-Christiansen, L., & Kuvaas, B. (2016b). Research handbook of international and comparative perspective on diversity management. Edward Elgar.
Nishii, L.H., & Özbilgin, M.F. (2007). Global diversity management: towards a conceptual framework. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18(11), 1883-1894.
Syed, J., & Özbilgin, M.F. (Eds.). (2010). Managing cultural diversity in Asia: A research companion. Elgar.