In this title, diversity management is presented as an opportunity for the construction industry. Work is presented from several different countries and regions, in North America, Australia and Europe to provide a comprehensive picture of this complex and often sensitive issue. Going beyond the traditional topics of gender and racial discrimination contributions encompass a wide range of diversity issues facing the construction industry, including sexual orientation, disability and the work-life balance.
Essential reading for construction managers and a valuable resource for post-graduate researchers, this key title provides not only a thorough exposition of contemporary research but also supplies the practical diagnostic tools, and techniques to successfully manage diversity in construction and the information to adhere to the law.
Andrew W. Gale is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Management and Built Environment Academic Interest Group in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is also a member of the Health Monitoring and Through Life Support Research Group in MACE, as well as the Programme Executive for the MSc in Project Management Professional Development Programme.
Marilyn J. Davidson is Professor of Work Psychology, Head of the Psychology Group and the Director of the Centre for Diversity and Work Psychology at the Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester. Her research interests include equal opportunities, diversity(race and gender), women in management , female entrepreneurs and gender issues in occupational stress. She has published over 150 academic articles and 19 books.
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`This is a really important book for anyone who wants to find research references on equal opportunities for women in management' - Management in Education
`I commend this book to managers of both sexes in the public and private sectors. There is much to stimulate effective action. Hopefully researchers will also heed the call for further studies' - Women in Management Review
`I must first of all commend this volume as a very useful resource for women who are actually grappling with being managers, and for researchers in the field' - International Review of Women and Leadership
The second volume of the successful Women in Management: Current Ressearch Issues provides an up-to-date review of findings pertaining to women in management, reflecting recent global changes.
An international group of contributors examines a broad range of contemporary issues facing women in management, as well as the individual, organizational and governmental consequences of these changes. Key topics covered include: global perspectives on women in busines career development issues including discussions of highflyers, networking and leadership; race and gender; the future of the glass ceiling; the increasingly popular 'management of diversity' approach; masculinity of management issues; future organizational and governmental initiatives on women in management.
Gender and Communication at Work includes a diversity of theoretical perspectives in order to most successfully map the range of communication strategies, identities and roles which impact upon and are influenced by gender at work.