Cooke, Fang Lee
January 2007
People Management;1/11/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p51
This article states some research findings related to managing diversity in a global context presented at the Global Workforce Roundtable summit in London, England in September 2006. The presentations covered thematic studies on the social linguistics of diversity in different societies. In western countries, issues related to diversity may include gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and age. Multinationals wishing to implement a diversity policy across their global operations face a number of challenges.


Related Articles

  • THE ATTITUDES OF CZECH MANAGERS TO IMPLEMENTATION OF DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT INTO PRACTICE. Eger, Ludvik; Egerova, Dana // Actual Problems of Economics / Aktual'ni Problemi Ekonomìki;2013, Vol. 149 Issue 11, p322 

    Diversity management is a relatively new concept and a new area of HR management in the Czech Republic. The concept of diversity management has been topical for the Czech Republic namely after it joined the European Union in 2004. The paper presents the findings of the study focused on managers...

  • UNITY IN DIVERSITY. Cairns, George // BRW;2/5/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p46 

    The article focuses on the problems of employment practices of multinational companies that must be solved to survive in economic downturns. It states that the first problem relates to how business enterprises train managers for appointments in foreign countries which manifest that selection and...

  • PERSONNEL PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES: THE EXAMPLE OF THE SIEMENS COMPANY. Kresser, R. // International Studies of Management & Organization;Winter71/72, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p394 

    The article reprints a paper on personnel problems in international companies, with focus on Siemens AG, previously published in the journal "Managementprobleme Internationaler Unternehmungen." It is possible to come to grips with the concept in terms of the attitude of an international company...

  • A world of difference? Stiles, Philip // People Management;11/15/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 23, p36 

    This article examines the effect of cultural differences on international human resources (HR) practice. According to a study of HR practices among multinational companies, organisational culture had more influence on HR practice than national cultural differences. The study also found a...

  • New Diversity Research, Online Tools. Mirza, Beth // HR Magazine;Nov2008, Vol. 53 Issue 11, p125 

    The article reports on the plan of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to release new products as a result of two years of study. They include research on diversity attitudes, perceptions and practices in global organizations. Another is an index rating and ranking of 46 countries...

  • Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D., and Anita Rowe, Ph.D. Gardenswartz, Lee; Rowe, Anita // Profiles in Diversity Journal;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p38 

    The article discusses the approach in handling diversity in a workplace of a multicultural company. An organization must work to increase its awareness and knowledge about the cultural differences of its employees and customers for leveraging diversity and capitalizing on its potential benefits....

  • Rafael Gonzalez. Gonzalez, Rafael // Profiles in Diversity Journal;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p40 

    The article discusses the opportunities and familiar challenges in a diversified environment of a multicultural corporation in the U.S. The author believes that innovation plays an important role in achieving success in a business. Meanwhile, the absence of credible leadership will create an...

  • The Repatriation and Retention of Employees: Factors leading to Successful Programs. Martin, David C.; Anthony, John J. // International Journal of Management;Sep2006 Part 2, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p620 

    The advantages of successful international experience in business are well known and growing. Those who have succeeded in the global environment are very valuable assets to their organizations. One of the significant challenges to organizations is retaining these highly sought after individuals...

  • JUST A TOKEN OF YOUR APPRECIATION? PYRILLIS, RITA // Workforce Management;Sep2011, Vol. 90 Issue 9, p3 

    The article focuses on the importance of cultural factors which should be considered by international business enterprises in their reward programs. It discusses the role of rewards in enhancing employee motivation and stresses that multinational employers should consider the local belief system...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics