Managing Diversity in Australia

Managing Diversity in Australia : Theory & Practice

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Managing Diversity in Australia is an important new title based on original research and specifically created to address the need for critical coverage of managing diversity and equity policies and programs in Australian organisations. It covers the complex theoretical issues and provides practical examples of organisational practice. The work incorporates a range of clearly written Australian case studies into diversity issues. The book is ideally suited for use in courses at postgraduate and upper-level undergraduate courses, especially for students majoring in human resource management or employment relations.
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  • Paperback | 303 pages
  • 78 x 98 x 7mm
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • 0070146276
  • 9780070146273
  • 527,626

Table of contents


Ch 1. The Origins and Development of Managing Diversity

Ch 2. Workforce Diversity in Australia

Ch 3. Approaches to Equity and Diversity

Ch 4. Equity and Diversity Within Organisations

Ch 5. Auditing and Mapping Equity and Diversity

Ch 6. Work and Family Policies and Practices

Ch 7. Women in Male Dominated Industries

Ch 8. Trade Unions and Social Justice

Ch 9. Employing Indigenous Australians

Ch 10. Women in Management

Ch 11. Managing Cultural Diversity

Ch 12. Ethnicity, Power and Culture at Work

Ch 13. The Diversity and Complexity of Disability

Ch 14. Sexual and Gender Identity at Work

Ch 15. Managing Young Workers

Ch 16. Managing the Aging Workforce

Ch 17. The Future of Managing Diversity in Australia
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About Glenda Strachan

Glenda Strachan is Professor, Department of Employment Relations, in the Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Queensland. She has developed a body of research on contemporary and historical workplace change, especially issues that relate to equity and diversity and women's working experiences. She has published extensively with John Burgess and more recently with Erica French in the areas of equal employment opportunity in journals such as the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Equal Opportunities International, Women in Management Review and Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. She has a PhD from the University of Queensland which was published in 1996 as Labour of Love: The History of the Nurse's Association in Queensland 1860 - 1950 and has published historical work in journals such as Labour History and Continuity and Change as well as book chapters. Prior to becoming an academic she worked with trade unions. Erica French is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Queensland University of Technology. Her PhD examined equity management in Australian organisations and she teaches in the area of equity and diversity management. Erica has published research on women in management, strategic change and equal employment opportunity in academic journals such as the British Journal of Management, Women in Management Review, Equal Opportunity International, and Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. Since 2000 Erica has been President of the Equal Opportunity Practitioners Association Queensland, a non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing networking opportunities for equity practitioners. She is also a board member and founding member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Network Australia. Erica has been a consultant in the private and public sectors in equity management and designed and delivered equity management training to management boards and work teams in private, public and non-profit organisations. John Burgess is Professor, Newcastle Business School, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales. He is the co-ordinator of the Work and Organisation Group in the Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies at the University of Newcastle. He has published extensively with Glenda Strachan in the areas of EEO in Australia, and women and work. His current research includes HR practices of multinational corporations, workplace change in call centres and public policy and industry cluster development. Recent books include Industrial Relations in Australia (with Richard Sappey, Michael Lyons and Jeremy Buultjens); New Employment Actors: the Case of Australia (with Grant Michelson and Susanne Jamieson); International Perspectives on Temporary Agency Work (with Julia Connell).
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