Juggling difference and sameness: Rethinking strategies for diversity in organizations

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In this era of omnipresent diversity, we face paradoxical outcomes from practices, policies and the management of diversity in organizations. On the one hand, diversity is supposed to be adopted in terms of social justice and inclusiveness: embracing all talent and reaching out to diverse groups that traditionally were not part of the core of organizations. On the other hand, broad societal discourses of otherness are emerging, which severely limit chances for the inclusion of 'others'. We propose to re-theorize and contextualize these phenomena; we aim to discuss alternative approaches of dealing with diversity by connecting strategic essentialism, contiguity, and space/time relations to exemplify the often hidden workings of the power dimensions involved. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-86
JournalScandinavian Journal of Management
Issue number1
Early online date8 Dec 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Published online December 2012
Published in hard copy - journal in 2013


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