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Understanding the dual perspectives on workforce diversity in a British police service.

Understanding the dual perspectives on workforce diversity in a British police service.

Linton, Kenisha (2017) Understanding the dual perspectives on workforce diversity in a British police service. In: Academy of Management Conference, 4-8 August 2017, Atlanta, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper explores how workforce diversity is understood and put into practice in the complex and dynamic work setting of the London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). The analysis employs theoretical frameworks on diversity perspectives (Ely and Thomas 2001; Dass and Parker 1999) and diversity discourse (Janssens and Zanoni 2005; Litvin 1997; Zanoni and Janssens, 2007) in order to understand employee attitudes towards managing diversity, and to highlight the inherent context dependence of diversity effects in organizations (Joshi and Roh, 2009). The research provides empirical evidence of competing and dual perspectives among employees, which challenge the operational principles on diversity management in the MPS. The study evaluates ways in which the police service might leverage its organisational outcomes through developing context-based diversity management strategies.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diversity, Dual perspectives, Police
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 31 May 2017 14:11
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17157

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