Understanding and Managing Diversity (3rd Edition)

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For courses in Diversity offered in business or humanities departments. Also ideal for special topics courses in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, and Human Relations. Combining varied readings, real-world cases and thought-provoking exercises, Understanding and Managing Diversity prepares today's students to enter an increasingly broad workplace where diversity must not only be accepted, but also understood.

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  • Readings, cases, and exercises organized in terms of three perspectives: individual, social group identity, and organizational diversity
  • Twenty new experiential exercises, six new readings, and two new cases including Coca-Cola
  • Classic diversity contributions by well-known authors such as Peggy McIntosh, Deborah 7annen, Milton Bennett, David Thomas, and Robin Ely
  • Difficult-to-find, original teaching material on topics such as the business case for diversity, ethics, board diversity, the military, the media, cross-cultural management, and diversity audits
  • Coverage of multiple aspects of diversity beyond race, gender, and ethnicity, such as communication, generational diversity; physical challenge and accommodation, and social class
  • New pedagogical features such as assessment assignments, out-of-class writing projects, and Web-based exercises

About the Author:

Carol E Harvey (Ed.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst) is associate professor and former Chair of Business Studies at Assumption College. She holds an MBA and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Northeastern University and an MA in Psychology from Assumption Colleges. She is a site visitor for NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) for college accreditation and consultant to businesses, particularly in the areas of mentoring and organizational development. Formerly employed as a manager at the Xerox Corporation, her research interests include implementing diversity initiatives in organizations and improving critical thinking skills in the college classroom. She is the co-recipient of the 2004 Roethlisberger Memorial Award from the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for the best article from the Journal of Management Education for "Critical Thinking in the Management Classroom: Bloom's Taxonomy as a Learning Tool."

M. June Allard (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is professor and Chair of Psychology at Worcester State College. She is a social and experimental psychologist with research and teaching interests in international and cross-cultural psychology and in assessment and evaluation. A site visitor for NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) for college accreditation, she consults to colleges on assessment and conducts undergraduate program evaluations. A lifelong world traveler, she lectures on research and evaluation internationally in countries such as Morocco, Costa Rica, Poland, Mexico, Turkey, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Brazil, and Italy and has conducted research projects for the U.S. Peace Corps, UNESCO, and USAID and educational evaluation for the International Baccalaureate Organization (Cardiff, Wales).

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