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Metaphor and Dialectic in Managing Diversity


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Re-writing Imagination into Management

    1. Christina Schwabenland
      Pages 1-24
  3. Metaphor and Managing Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Christina Schwabenland
      Pages 53-77
    3. Christina Schwabenland
      Pages 78-102
  4. Dialectic and Managing Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Christina Schwabenland
      Pages 129-153
    3. Christina Schwabenland
      Pages 154-178
    4. Christina Schwabenland
      Pages 179-201
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 202-224

About this book


Metaphor and dialectic are modes of thinking that influence the ways in which we identify what we have in common with others, how we differ and how we manage this diversity to achieve organizational goals. This book explores how we can become more aware of these unconscious processes and challenge stereotypes.


Diversity management organization organizations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BedfordshireUK

About the authors

CHRISTINA SCHWABENLAND Reader in Public and Voluntary Sector Management at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and has taught and researched diversity management in voluntary organizations in the UK and in India. She is the author of Stories, Visions and Values in Voluntary Organisations and has published in a number of journals including Organization and Journal of Management Education.

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