Drivers and contexts of equal employment opportunity and diversity action in Australian organisations

Charlesworth, S, Probert, B and Hall, P 2005, Drivers and contexts of equal employment opportunity and diversity action in Australian organisations, RMIT Publishing, Melbourne, Australia.


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Title Drivers and contexts of equal employment opportunity and diversity action in Australian organisations
Author(s) Charlesworth, S
Probert, B
Hall, P
Year 2005
Publisher RMIT Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Subjects Gender Specific Studies
Summary In Australia there are a growing number of organisations that have introduced effective change by implementing affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity strategies. However little is known about how particular organisations achieved such change, or whether they have been able to sustain it. This report presents the findings of a research project designed to gather evidence about what leads organisations to take action around affirmative action or equal opportunity for women, and how organisations negotiate and implement such 'EEO/diversity action' over time. The findings, from case studies undertaken at nine major Australian organisations, explain why these organisations took EEO/diversity action, how they went about negotiating and implementing such action and how such action was monitored and evaluated. The project was undertaken by RMIT University and the NSW Department for Women. It was jointly funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) and the National Diversity Think Tank (NDTT). The case study research was undertaken over a twenty month period between March 2002 and November 2003.
Copyright notice © 2005, Copyright rests with Sara Charlesworth, Philippa Hall, Belinda Probert, the Centre for Applied Social Research RMIT University, the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency, the National Diversity Think Tank and the Office for Women NSW Premier's Department
Keyword(s) affirmative action programs,
minorities and employment
discrimination in employment
women and employment
sex discrimination in employment
diversity in the workplace
Australia
law and legislation
ISBN 0864593821
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