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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal (Mis)managing diversity: exploring the dangers of diversity management orthodoxy David Knights Vedran Omanović Article information: To cite this document: David Knights Vedran Omanović , (2016)," (Mis)managing diversity: exploring the dangers of diversity management orthodoxy ", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Vol. 35 Iss 1 pp. 5 - 16 Permanent link to this document: Downloaded on: 23 December 2016, At: 19:22 (PT) References: this document contains references to 29 other documents. To copy this document: [email protected] The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 1942 times since 2016* Users who downloaded this article also downloaded: (2016),"Identity, diversity and diversity management: On theoretical connections, assumptions and implications for practice", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Vol. 35 Iss 1 pp. 48-64 (2016),"Workplace diversity management in Australia: What do managers think and what are organisations doing?", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Vol. 35 Iss 2 pp. 81-98 Access to this document was granted through an Emerald subscription provided by emerald- srm:581774 [] For Authors If you would like to write for this, or any other Emerald publication, then please use our Emerald for Authors service information about how to choose which publication to write for and submission guidelines are available for all. Please visit for more information. About Emerald Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,350 books and book series volumes, as well as providing an extensive range of online products and additional customer resources and services. Emerald is both COUNTER 4 and TRANSFER compliant. The organization is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation. *Related content and download information correct at time of download. Downloaded by UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA At 19:22 23 December 2016 (PT)
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(Mis)managing diversity: exploring the dangers of diversity management orthodoxy David Knights Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK, and Vedran Omanovi ć School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden Abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to challenge the dominance of the mainstream discourse and practice of diversity management (DM) by identifying and problematizing three distinct but related issues that it encompasses: first, its tendency to displace all alternative approaches; second, its general neglect of the social-historical context and third, its almost exclusive focus on the business case rationale for supporting diversity.
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