This Companion provides an authoritative overview of how cultural diversity is managed in Asia. Although the Asian context appears at first sight to be irreconcilably divergent in terms of diversity management approaches, the contributing authors seek to explore thematic and geographical demarcations of the notions of cultural diversity and equality at work.
Managing Cultural Diversity in Asia not only examines cultural diversity management in a particular geography but also makes a distinct contribution to the wider theory of managing diversity and equality by revealing the significance of context, time and place in framing policies and practices of management. With empirical and conceptual contributions from eminent scholars from across the Asian continent as well as the Asian diaspora, this volume highlights practices of equality and diversity management in settings across Asia and reveals the key drivers and implications of such practices.
This important and path-breaking Companion will be an invaluable resource for both undergraduate and research-based postgraduate students on international and comparative human resource management, employment relations and industrial relations courses.
Edited by Jawad Syed, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Diversity Management, The Business School, University of Huddersfield, UK and Mustafa F. OEzbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Brunel University, UK
Contents: 1. Introduction: Diversity Management Travels to Underexplored Territories Mustafa F. OEzbilgin and Jawad Syed 2. Cultural Diversity Management in Malaysia: A Perspective of Communication Management Zulhamri Abdullah 3. Identity Salience, Occupational Commitment and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Multinational Teams: An Exploratory Study from the Turkish Context F. Pinar Acar 4. Religious Diversity in Lebanon: Lessons from a Small Country to the Global World Akram Al Ariss 5. Diverse Discretionary Effort in Workplace Networks: Serving Self Over Community in China Kurt April and Eon Smit 6. The Diversity Scenario in Pakistani Organizations Nailah Ayub and Karen Jehn 7. Diversity in Russia Moira Calveley and Graham Hollinshead 8. The Main Problems of Cultural Diversity Management in Turkish Companies which Operate in Central Asian Countries Beliz Dereli 9. Caste-based Quotas: India's Reservation Policies Rana Haq 10. Intercultural Competencies Across Cultures: Same or Different? Charmine E.J. Hartel, Shannon Lloyd and Divya Singhal 11. When East Meets West: Managing Chinese Enterprise Relationships through Guanxi-based Diversity Management Charmine E.J. Hartel, Ruby M.M. Ma and Sharif As-Saber 12. A Comparison of the Japanese and South Korean Mindset: Similar but Different Management Approaches Yang-Im Lee 13. Confronting Discrimination through Affirmative Action in India: Playing the Right Music with the Wrong Instrument? Taran Patel 14. Demographic Profile of Economic Resources and Environment in South Asia Jalandhar Pradhan 15. Transplanting the Meritocracy in India: Creating a Shared Corporate Vision at the Local and Global Levels Nicholas P. Robinson and Prescott C. Ensign 16. Workforce Diversity in Iran: Some Case Study Evidence of Private Sector Organisations Ebrahim Soltani, Hugh Scullion and David Collings 17. Is Diversity Management Relevant for Turkey? Evaluation of Some Factors Leading to Diversity Management in the Context of Turkey Olca Surgevil 18. Ethical and Cultural Aspects of Diversity and Unicity in the Arab Middle East: Managing Diverse Knowledge in a Culturally Unicist Environment David Weir 19. Diversity Management in Thailand Daungdauwn Youngsamart, Greg Fisher and Charmine E.J. Hartel 20. Islamic Civil Society and Social Capital in Turkey: The Gulen Community Ahmet Yukleyen 21. Asian and Other Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the United States Robert W. Fairlie 22. Nuzzling Nuances? Asian Diaspora in New Zealand Edwina Pio 23. Israel-Indian Teams in Israeli High-tech Organizations: A Diversity Perspective Ayala Malach-Pines and Nurit Zaidman Index