A Latin American perspective on diversity management: what does "inclusion" mean in a Peruvian context?

Book chapter


Rojo, G. and Beauregard, T. 2017. A Latin American perspective on diversity management: what does "inclusion" mean in a Peruvian context? in: Özbilgin, M. and Chanlat, J. (ed.) Management and diversity Bingley, UK Emerald Publishing.
Chapter titleA Latin American perspective on diversity management: what does "inclusion" mean in a Peruvian context?
AuthorsRojo, G. and Beauregard, T.
Abstract

Although interest in inclusion is becoming widespread, there remains limited understanding of how organizations can create environments that promote inclusiveness and unlock the benefits of workforce diversity. Additional research is needed to better understand how inclusion is conceptualized and experienced in contexts other than North America and Europe. Taking an exploratory approach, the present research seeks to answer the question of how employees in Peru – one of the most socially and economically unequal nations in Latin America - understand the concept of inclusion in the workplace. Semi-structured interviews with thirty employed individuals found that inclusion was generally described as comprising belongingness, uniqueness, and equal treatment. Six elements emerged as key to the creation of workplace inclusion: participation, positive relationships, equality, feeling valued, climate and culture, and positive work conditions. As inhabitants of a developing country with high levels of inequality and discrimination, Peruvian employees’ views provide valuable insight into how inclusion is lived and understood in such a context, and how it may be augmented.

Research GroupDiversity and Gender group
LanguageEnglish
Book titleManagement and diversity
EditorsÖzbilgin, M. and Chanlat, J.
PublisherEmerald Publishing
Place of publicationBingley, UK
SeriesInternational perspectives on equality, diversity and inclusion
ISBN
Hardcover9781786355508
Publication dates
PrintMay 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited11 May 2017
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

This is the accepted version of the manuscript "A Latin American perspective on diversity management: what does "inclusion" mean in a Peruvian context?", published in the book "Management and diversity" available via: http://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-233320160000003002.
This chapter is © Emerald Publishing Limited and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-233320160000003002
Permalink -

https://repository.mdx.ac.uk/item/86z18

Download files


Accepted author manuscript
  • 19
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 3
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as