A global perspective on diversity and inclusion in work organisations

Elaine Farndale, Michal Biron, Dennis R. Briscoe, Sumita Raghuram

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This Academy of Management, Human Resources Division, Ambassadors' Programme special issue presents a collection of empirical papers examining workplace diversity and inclusion in a global context. We introduce this topic raising three overarching challenges: to develop more context-specific definitions of diversity and inclusion; to include dimensions pertinent to a global context in the definition of diversity and inclusion; and to consider the impact of diversity and inclusion practices on performance outcomes across countries as well as within multinational corporations. We explore these challenges through three diversity and inclusion lenses – gender, age and nationality – exploring global perspectives at the national, organisational and team levels of analysis. In conclusion, we present an agenda for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-687
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number6
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Taylor & Francis.


  • diversity
  • inclusion
  • international human resource management
  • national culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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