Authors: Nelarine Cornelius, Ray Clapp
Addresses: Brunel Business School, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK. ' Department of Psychology and The Business School, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AD, UK
Abstract: We suggest that most diversity management and traditional equal opportunities approaches have constraints that limit their potential to address inequality. A new diversity-centred view of inequality based on Sen|s paradigm challenging capabilities theory is outlined that demands the development of more complex and integrated approaches. We have developed one potential framework, which builds on representations of knowing and learning; organisational reflection and personal construct theory, particularly constructs of diagnosis and dimensions of transition applied to understanding collective knowing and learning. Additionally, Sen|s conceptual value system is compared with more general ones such as that of Schwartz.
Keywords: diversity management; workplace inequality; organisational learning; capabilities theory; personal construct psychology; emotion; social learning; workplace equality.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2004 Vol.1 No.4, pp.378 - 391
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