Special Issue "Understanding Ways To Address Diversity Issues"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 5978
We are inviting submissions for an upcoming issue of Administrative Sciences which focuses on developing a better understanding of ways to address diversity issues. We are particularly interested in illustrating inequalities or ways to address inequalities for women, visible minorities, and indigenous peoples. However, we are open to other populations.
Over the last fifty years, we have witnessed a great deal of interest and enthusiasm for addressing issues relating to reducing gender and racial inequalities. Barriers to diversity and inclusion are wide-ranging and include cultural gaps between groups, negative attitudes, as well as organizational practices which favor certain groups over others, or organizational cultures which are unwelcoming.
Articles which we have currently accepted for this issue of the journal include topics of:
- Addressing issues of systemic discrimination in the interview process;
- Recognizing indigenous needs in an inclusive environment; and
- Recognizing different cultures and climates in implementation: differences affecting gender, minorities, and indigenous initiatives.
We seek other papers for this edition and will work with you in providing feedback to assist you.
We solicit original manuscripts that are grounded in the literature and provoke our thinking about ways to change organizational or human resource practices. Systematic literature reviews and empirical articles using qualitative research and mixed methods are encouraged.
Further, in recognition of the importance of this topic, we have secured funding to pay for publication costs.
We are seeking submissions that illustrate barriers and ideas which help us to address these equities. We are open to:
- Topics related to groups of women, visible minorities, and indigenous people;
- Empirical research which illustrates inequities and efforts to address them;
- Research which implements qualitative methodologies and mixed methods.
Topics might address:
- Practice-related decision making, communication, and work design;
- Human resource practices related to recruitment, selection, and training;
- Illustrations of efforts to develop a multicultural workforce;
- Examples of cultural change or resistance;
- Expressions of visible disadvantages and invisible privilege;
- Efforts to address systemic discrimination.
Please feel welcome to contact the Guest Editor (bcunning @uvic.ca) if you have any questions. We hope that you will make a contribution to this important issue.
Dr. John Barton Cunningham
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