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Impact of Diversity on Organization and Career Development

Impact of Diversity on Organization and Career Development
Author(s)/Editor(s): Claretha Hughes (University of Arkansas, USA)
Copyright: ©2015
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7324-3
ISBN13: 9781466673243
ISBN10: 1466673249
EISBN13: 9781466673250


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Today’s workforce represents individuals of various backgrounds and experiences. The influence of such individuals is becoming an important component in the workplace and researchers continue to explore the challenges of understanding the connection between employee profiles and the overall success of a company.

Impact of Diversity on Organization and Career Development brings together a reflective discussion on the previous approaches and strategies of companies in relation to the paradigm shift in workplace equity of today’s workforce. By examining both old and new strategies, the research included in this publication will present a unique approach for future company enhancement and employee success. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, practitioners, managers, and students interested in the effects of multicultural representation on both a company and its employees through professional growth and advancement.

Reviews and Testimonials

In recent years there has been a paradigm shift in workplace equity and today’s workforce represents a greater number of individuals from various backgrounds. Each of these workers brings a unique set of experiences to a company which can positively effect the overall success of the company. Understanding and measuring this effect though can be challenging. This book includes journal style contributions from top researchers that explore historical approaches and emerging strategies for understanding the impact of diversity on career development. Specific topics covered include company culture, globalization, professional growth and workplace equity. Students, researchers and practitioners alike will find this book useful.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Claretha Hughes (Ed.)
Claretha Hughes, PhD, MBA, is Professor of Human Resource and Workforce Development at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her research focuses on value creation through the use of human resource development and technology development. She is interested in the impact of the value of people and technology (1) on teaching and learning processes and motivation, (2) on organizational culture, change strategies, and leadership, and (3) on technology in the workplace environment and employee behavior. She is the 2009 University Council of Workforce and Human Resource Education Outstanding Assistant Professor. Dr. Hughes has a PhD from Virginia Tech, a MT degree from NC State University, a BA from Clemson University, and an MBA from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. She has publications in journals, such as Human Resource Development Review, Workforce Education Forum, the International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management,and the Journal of the North American Management Society. Her book Valuing People and Technology in the Workplace: A Competitive Advantage Framework won the 2013 R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development.


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