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Religion and Organizational Stigma at Work

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stanley Bruce Thomson
    Pages 1-7
  3. Stanley Bruce Thomson
    Pages 9-39
  4. Stanley Bruce Thomson
    Pages 41-82
  5. Stanley Bruce Thomson
    Pages 83-138
  6. Stanley Bruce Thomson
    Pages 139-183
  7. Stanley Bruce Thomson
    Pages 185-212
  8. Stanley Bruce Thomson
    Pages 213-220
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 221-270

About this book


This book uses stigma theory to provide meaningful insight into the coping mechanisms of employees who experience critical and judgmental reactions to their religion in the workplace. Thomson's research synthesizes the various models of invisible diversity management and offers strategies for application at the organizational level.


Religion Stigma theory Organizational stigmas Spirituality Australia Qualitative research Grounded theory Diversity National culture diversity management management organization strategy

About the authors

S. Bruce Thomson is Sessional Lecturer at University of Alberta, Canada and MacEwan University, Canada.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking


“This book will be a welcomed resource for individuals, managers and researchers who are seeking to better understand the role of religion in the lives of employees. It will allow the reader, maybe for the first time, to see the perspective, hear the voice and understand the strategic thought process of someone whose religious belief is considered a vital aspect of their human indentity – regardless of where they find themselves, including the workplace.” (Timothy Ewest, JBIB Journal of Biblical Integration, Vol. 19, 2016)