Global Diversity Management

A Fusion of Ideas, Stories and Practice

  • Mustafa F. Özbilgin
  • Fiona Bartels-Ellis
  • Paul Gibbs

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Fiona Bartels-Ellis, Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Paul Gibbs
    Pages 1-8
  3. Thinking About and Doing Large-Scale Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Alison Scott-Baumann, Paul Gibbs, Alex Elwick, Kate Maguire
      Pages 11-23
    3. Mustafa F. Özbilgin
      Pages 25-39
    4. Kate Maguire, Alison Scott-Baumann
      Pages 41-53
    5. Alex Elwick, Paul Gibbs, Kate Maguire, Alison Scott-Baumann
      Pages 55-77
  4. Part II

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Paul Gibbs
      Pages 161-171
    3. Jason De Santolo
      Pages 173-174
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-177

About this book


This book explores how global organisations and institutions manage Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across their operations and within different cultural and value settings. It blends empirical evidence from collaborative research with original practical insights.

In addition, the book demonstrates how the idea of narratives can be used as an approach to achieving EDI goals, presenting powerful stories on EDI implementation and challenges stemming from EDI-related abuses. Taken together, the book’s respective chapters depict the complexity of EDI in a nuanced way, reflecting the disparate realities of those involved in its implementation. The combination of academic research and insights from practitioners in the field give the book a unique position in the global management literature on EDI, while also yielding a wealth of valuable lessons and conclusions.



Diversity management in organizations Narrative approaches to diversity management Diversity management case studies Challenges to diversity management and inclusion Diversity and conflict management Implementation of diversity initiatives Anthropological insights into diversity management Cultural experiential learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Mustafa F. Özbilgin
    • 1
  • Fiona Bartels-Ellis
    • 2
  • Paul Gibbs
    • 3
  1. 1.Brunel University LondonMiddlesexUK
  2. 2.British CouncilLondonUK
  3. 3.Middlesex UniversityCambridgeUK

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