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Tackling Whiteness in organizations and management

Akram Al Ariss (Toulouse Business School, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France)
Mustafa Özbilgin (Brunel Business School, Brunel University, London, UK and Université Paris-Dauphine, France)
Ahu Tatli (Queen Mary University of London, London, UK)
Kurt April (Graduate School of Business (GSB), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 6 May 2014




The purpose of this paper is to offer a theoretical and methodological framework to overcome knowledge gaps on Whiteness in organizational and management studies.


The paper draws on a brief review of literature on ethnic privileges.


The authors propose a relational approach to tackling ethnic privileges in organizations and management research.

Research limitations/implications

The framework contributes to a better understanding and deconstruction of ethnic privileges at work.


The paper proposes a theoretical and a methodological framework for tackling Whiteness in organizational and management studies. By doing so, it elucidates the topic of Whiteness, bringing new insights from an interdisciplinary perspective.



Al Ariss, A., Özbilgin, M., Tatli, A. and April, K. (2014), "Tackling Whiteness in organizations and management", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 362-369.



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