This book provides a comprehensive overview of organizational diversity management, intended to help readers implement effective strategies and maximize the value of organizational diversity. Written by experts from a range of disciplines, it presents cutting-edge research and best practices in this field. Further, it addresses the challenges that organizations face in order to successfully manage organizational diversity and presents the application of theoretical concepts. Individual chapters explore topics including workforce diversity, knowledge management, innovation and change, and decision-making.
Providing an invaluable resource for students and researchers in the fields of human resource management, industrial engineering and international business, the book will also benefit human resource managers, engineers and economists.
Carolina Machado received her PhD degree in Management Sciences (Organizational and Politics Management area / Human Resource Management) from the University of Minho in 1999, and Master degree in Management (Strategic Human Resource Management) from Technical University of Lisbon in 1994. Teaching in the Human Resource Management subjects since 1989 at University of Minho, she is since 2004 Associated Professor, with experience and research interest areas in the field of Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Management Change and Knowledge Management. She is Head of Human Resources Management Work Group at University of Minho, as well as Chief Editor of the International Journal of Applied Management Sciences and Engineering (IJAMSE).
J. Paulo Davim received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1997 and the Aggregation from the University of Coimbra in 2005. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro and the Head of MACTRIB - Machining and Tribology Research Group. He has more 27 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently he has also interest in Industrial Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing. He is the Editor in Chief of six international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 25 international journals and acts as reviewer for than 70 prestigious ISI Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as author and co-author more than 50 book chapters and 350 articles in journals and conferences (more 180 articles in ISI Web of Science, h-index 30+).
Inclusion: Diversity Management 2.0.- Hard times, less compassion? Distinct perspectives towards distinct minorities in the Portuguese organizational context.- Cultural complexity in large organisations.- Employee and human resource managers perceptions about family-friendly work practices: A case study focused on perceived organizational support.- Workforce Diversity in Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises: Is Social Identification Stronger than the Business Case Argument?.- Gender and entrepreneurship in Angola: Narratives of the 'Muambeiras' of Lubango.- Expatriate Women: a dream waiting to come true.-