A review of diversity conceptualizations: Variety, trends and a framework

Qin, J, Muenjohn, N and Chhetri, P 2013, 'A review of diversity conceptualizations: Variety, trends and a framework', Human Resource Development Review, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 133-157.


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Title A review of diversity conceptualizations: Variety, trends and a framework
Author(s) Qin, J
Muenjohn, N
Chhetri, P
Year 2013
Journal name Human Resource Development Review
Volume number 13
Issue number 2
Start page 133
End page 157
Total pages 25
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract In an attempt to develop a means for researchers to reach a common understanding of the substantive meaning of diversity, this article first reviews different approaches to diversity conceptualizations, identifying three common threads that are incorporated in various diversity definitions. Our discussion examines the variety of diversity conceptualizations by addressing the three key aspects that present two general trends that emerge in the literature. We then propose a framework to unify the fragmented definitions and understandings of diversity. The implications for practice and future research are also discussed.
Subject Human Resources Management
Keyword(s) workplace diversity
diversity conceptualizations
define diversity
perceived diversity
DOI - identifier 10.1177/1534484313492329
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2013
ISSN 1534-4843
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