Questioning impact: interconnection between extra-organizational resources and agency of equality and diversity officers

Article


Tatli, A., Nicolopoulou, K., Özbilgin, M., Karatas-Ozkan, M. and Ozturk, M. 2014. Questioning impact: interconnection between extra-organizational resources and agency of equality and diversity officers. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 26 (9), pp. 1243-1258. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.934893
TypeArticle
TitleQuestioning impact: interconnection between extra-organizational resources and agency of equality and diversity officers
AuthorsTatli, A., Nicolopoulou, K., Özbilgin, M., Karatas-Ozkan, M. and Ozturk, M.
Abstract

This paper examines the change agency of equality and diversity (E&D) officers with a specific emphasis on the role of extra-organizational influences and resources. The paper is informed by qualitative material collected through interviews with E&D officers from 20 higher education institutions in the UK. The paper offers an evidence-based analysis of the utility of extra-organizational mechanisms and intervention programmes for organizational E&D agenda and for the agentic influence of E&D officers. The paper contributes to both academic literature and policy-making. We present original empirical insights into the change agency of E&D officers by exploring the impact of extra-organizational bodies as potential mechanisms for support and influence. At the policy level, the paper provides evidence on the value of extra-organizational resources and tools that are produced by policy bodies in promoting progressive E&D agendas in organizations.

Keywordsagency; change; diversity management; equality; higher education; policy
Research GroupDiversity and Gender group
PublisherRoutledge
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
ISSN0958-5192
Publication dates
Print14 Jul 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited24 Apr 2015
Output statusPublished
Publisher's version
License
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

"This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Human Resource Management on 14 Jul 2014, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.934893"
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License

Additional information

Published online: 14 Jul 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.934893
LanguageEnglish
Permalink -

https://repository.mdx.ac.uk/item/8519v

  • 17
    total views
  • 3
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as