Call for book chapter proposal abstracts
Of walls and borderlands : a book project with Edward Elgar Publishing
Editorial team: Alain Klarsfeld, Lena , Angela Kornau, Eddy Ng, Faith Ngunjiri, Barbara Sieben
In many countries managing and developing diversity is on the political and business agenda and has become an area of knowledge and practice in its own right. Yet all too often, diversity management and diversity research has been found to be US-centred, monoculturally infused and biased (e.g., Jonsen et al., 2011; Nishii & Ozbilgin, 2007). At the same time, we know that diversity and equality at work cannot be treated as a unifying concept, nor be interpreted uniformly across cultures and countries. This has also been highlighted, for example, by the former volumes on country perspectives on equal treatment and diversity, edited by Klarsfeld (2010) and Klarsfeld et al. (2014).
The purpose of this 4th edition of the handbook is to further restore diversity and equality to its national contexts by shedding light on under-researched countries including (though not being limited to) countries in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. Each chapter should bring answers to each of the following questions, even though these should not be considered exhaustive.
We envision a book with chapters ideally following a common canvas such as the one defined above or at least in one section of it, rather than purely collecting highly heterogeneous texts already in progress. There should be retrospective data about dates when the first texts in the general and academic press in this country were issued, data about the legislation (dates, criteria covered, burden of proof, and enforcement), data about case-studies as well as macro data concerning the diversity of the workforce itself. Critical approaches are welcome but not compulsory.
Each chapter may use primary or secondary data, but should be empirical, rather than theoretical, though theoretical frameworks may of course be used in order to help describe and/or understand the country's context.
Ideally, chapters should be co-authored so as to maximize the varieties of views expressed, thus forming a debate within each contribution. Also, each author is likely to bring in different sets of empirical data, thus making each contribution denser data-wise.
Chapters should be 8000 to 10000 words long.
Proposals should be sent to Alain Klarsfeld, professor at the Toulouse Business School, France,
Chapter abstract of no more than 1 page by December 31, 2018
Full chapters by end of May 2019
Reviews in by end of July 2019
Revised chapters in by end of October 2019
Jonsen, K., Maznewski, M.L., & Schneider, S.C. (2011). Diversity and its not so diverse literature: An international perspective. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 11: 35-62.
Klarsfeld, A. (Ed.) (2010). Country perspectives on diversity and equal treatment at work, Cheltenham et al.: Elgar.
Klarsfeld, A., Booysen, L.A.E., Ng, E., Roper, I., & Tatli, A. (Eds.) (2014). Country perspectives on diversity and equal treatment at work, 2. edn., Cheltenham et al.: Elgar.
Nishii, L. H., & Özbilgin, M. F. (2007). Global diversity management: towards a conceptual framework. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18(11), 1883-1894.