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Diverse Human Families and Pet-friendly Work Environments: Pawternity of Dogs

Diversity within Diversity Management

ISBN: 978-1-78973-172-9, eISBN: 978-1-78973-171-2

ISSN: 1877-6361

Publication date: 7 May 2019

Abstract

Originality/Value

The novel contribution of this chapter is putting dogs in the management of diversity academic literature. In this study, we find that the role, meaning, and purpose of dogs in people’s lives (and in many cases in organizations) are being underestimated. Including and making visible the presence of dogs in the personal, work, and well-being of people represents challenges to be addressed by managers. Additionally, it represents challenges to think about and investigate the welfare of dogs that interact with human beings in productive environments.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

Authors would like to recognize the great support received by their encouraging and very talented research assistants and most loving and loyal companions both in Cyprus and Colombia: Maya (pit bull), Cian Felipe (miniature pinscher), Tiwaz Andres (Italian greyhound), and Valentin Amado (Italian greyhound). We would like to imagine they are proud and happy we finally wrote this chapter (with the support of Miguel Olivas-Lujan) to contribute a more inclusive and open world to diversity (Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3).

Picture 1: 
Maya – Cyprus.

Picture 1:

Maya – Cyprus.

Picture 2: 
Cian Felipe – Colombia.

Picture 2:

Cian Felipe – Colombia.

Picture 3: 
Tiwaz Andres & Valentin Amado – Colombia.

Picture 3:

Tiwaz Andres & Valentin Amado – Colombia.

Citation

Gonzalez-Perez, M.A. and Georgiadou, A. (2019), "Diverse Human Families and Pet-friendly Work Environments: Pawternity of Dogs", Diversity within Diversity Management (Advanced Series in Management, Vol. 22), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 273-293. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1877-636120190000022014

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