British diversity professionals as change agents - radicals, tempered radicals or liberal reformers?
Kirton, Gill, Greene, Anne-Marie and Dean, Deborah. (2007) British diversity professionals as change agents - radicals, tempered radicals or liberal reformers? International Journal of Human Resource Management, Volume 18 (Number 11). pp. 1979-1994. ISSN 0958-5192Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585190701638226
This paper explores the role of diversity professionals involved in the development and implementation of organizational equality and diversity policy. The paper draws on in-depth qualitative research with diversity professionals in a broad range of British organizations in the private and public sectors. The analysis unravels who diversity professionals are, how they understand the concepts of equality and diversity and how they develop strategies of change in order to pursue their objectives. The conceptions of 'liberal' and 'radical' equal opportunities actors (Jewson, N. and D. Mason, 1986, 'The Theory and Practice of Equal Opportunities Policies: Liberal and Radical Approaches'. Sociological Review 34(2): 307-34) and 'tempered radicals' (Meyerson, D. and M. Scully, 1995, 'Tempered Radicalism and the Politics of Ambivalence and Change.' Organization Science 6(6): 585-600) are used as frameworks for this analysis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Official Date:||November 2007|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 1979-1994|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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