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Title: Diversity management: a systematic review
Authors: Yadav S.
Lenka, Usha
Published in: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Abstract: Purpose: Diversity management plays a significant role in the organization’s outcomes. This study seeks to provide a brief review of the history of diversity management and to identify the articles published on diversity management since 1991. A systematic review of the literature has been carried out to understand the literature in more detail to know the future scope of research. Design/methodology/approach: This study provides a comprehensive systematic review of quantitative, qualitative and theoretical studies published in leading peer-reviewed management journals from 1991 to 2018 and identifies 123 articles that fall within its established search inclusion criteria. Findings: The literature review highlighted several aspects related to diversity management. The findings of the study revealed that there is a high concentration of researches in the USA and most number of articles published in the Academy of Management Journal. Although diversity management is a very emerging topic across the globe in management literature yet there is a lack of research in developed countries. Furthermore, most studies are found empirical in nature and the majority of the studies were published during the period of 1996–2000. This finding suggests that age, gender and racial diversity have been repeatedly discussed in diversity management research while other forms of diversity have given less attention Originality/value: This study is one of the first systematic studies that describe the in-depth analysis of diversity management literature. The significant contribution of this study is to propose the integrated model with contemporary trends and patterns of results reported in diversity research, as well as contextual factors that have received more attention to date. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.
Citation: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (2020), (): -
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Keywords: Demographic diversity
Diversity management
Systematic literature review
Workforce diversity
ISSN: 20407149
Author Scopus IDs: 57216652711
Author Affiliations: Yadav, S., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Lenka, U., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Yadav, S.; Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email:
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