The Handbook of Diversity Management follows in the tradition of the first edition by offering a comprehensive, data-informed base of knowledge about the field of diversity management in organizations. For the seasoned professional, the handbook serves as a compendium of information that can support fieldwork. For the novice learner, it offers theories and frameworks. For organizational professionals, it can be used as a reference to aid in the creation of initiatives and to support organizational effectiveness. The breadth and depth of the ideas expressed in each of the chapters is reflected in the subtitle of the book--Inclusive Strategies for Driving Organizational Excellence. This handbook serves as a standard discourse about diversity management and the great potential it has for adding value to engaged, high-performing organizations.
As in the first edition, the content of the second edition of Handbook of Diversity Management is divided into three sections: "Theoretical Foundations," "Skill-Based Learning," and "Professional Issues." The chapters can be read in sequence for a snapshot of each of the components of diversity management that together present a comprehensive picture of the field. Handbook of Diversity Management can also be read on a "need-to-know" basis by selecting specific chapters. The section entitled "Chapters at a Glance" is a handy guide for the reader and supports the use of the text for either a comprehensive overview or a specific understanding of a component. It is the go-to reference for diversity professionals or those who aspire to work in the field of diversity and inclusion.