The White Pages: Diversity and the Mediation of Race in Public Business Media
Introduction As principles of diversity and inclusion become more explicit within Corporate America, there remains a discrepancy between commitments to and actualization of racial parity in corporations, particularly among corporate leadership. In this article, the authors evaluate corporate policies and contrast legally enforceable Affirmative Action policies that acknowledge the history and disparate impacts of slavery…Read More
Does Diversity-Valuing Behavior Result in Diminished Performance Ratings for Non-White and Female Leaders?
Introduction Despite the gains in representation that non-white people and women have attained in theworkplace, they remain considerably underrepresented in leadership roles at large companies.These gaps in representation are particularly jarring in light of the absence of significantdisparities in performance ratings between men and women (Joshi et al., 2015). Growingevidence also shows women are often…Read More
Best Practices or Best Guesses? Assessing the Efficacy of Corporate Affirmative Action and Diversity Policies
Introduction Over the past several decades, there has been an increase in efforts to diversify the American corporate workforce. In 2018, the employment search engine Indeed saw an 18% increase in diversity and inclusion job postings from the previous year, and a 2017 report indicated that about $8 billion is spent annually on diversity training.…Read More
Why Diversity Programs Fail
Introduction Corporations around the world have recognized the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workforce. A diverse workforce not only strengthens productivity, creativity, employee engagement, and profits, but also helps maintain company reputation. In this article, Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev examine why traditional diversity programs are not successful in increasing equality and diversity…Read More