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Publication date: 21 March 2008

R. Suff

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Publication date: 21 March 2008

R. Suff

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

David Gladstone

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 10 April 2019

Racquel Warner and Immanuel Azaad Moonesar

Diversity management in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is of particular importance given the fact the UAE is the sixth country in the world for hosting the largest number…

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Diversity management in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is of particular importance given the fact the UAE is the sixth country in the world for hosting the largest number of international migrants in 2017. The purpose of this exploratory study is to understand how diversity is managed in the public and private sector and to identify the most important factors to diversity manangemet in the UAE context.

Research Methodology

A Grounded Theory approach to research was used to explore this very sensitive issue for the case study. In the absence of robust data on diversity management in the UAE, this inductive qualitative method was preferred since it does not presuppose a hypothesis and allows a contextually relevant theory to be derived from the data, which were collected through interviews with the participants from the public and private sector. An open-ended interview schedule was emailed to the purposefully selected group. Careful thematic analysis was undertaken to identify the resonant issues related to diversity management in this context.

Findings

This heralds increased demographic diversity in the public sector, even if only at a strategic level in order to achieve political and social objectives. Further, as the UAE embarks on being a Smart nation, successful diversity management will be a critical indicator of public sector reform.

Research Limitations

The study analyzed the perceptions of the participants using a qualitatitve method which might not be considered to be as objective. Hence a confirmatory follow up study using quantitatve design will be required to verify the findings.

Practical Implications

This chapter will explore the diversity management in the public and private sectors of the UAE, the role leaders and managers have to play, challenges faced, and what is on the horizon in this new public–private partnership environment.

Social Implications

This chapter suggests the need for a unified understanding of diversity management among leaders in the public and private sector of the UAE as a crucial enabler of productivity, development and social cohesion.

Originality

This heralds increased demographic diversity in the public sector, even if only at a strategic level in order to achieve political and social objectives. Further, as the UAE embarks on being a Smart nation, successful diversity management will be a critical indicator of public sector reform. This chapter will explore the diversity management in the public and private sectors of the UAE, the role leaders and managers have to play, challenges faced, and what is on the horizon in this new public–private partnership environment.

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Diversity within Diversity Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-821-3

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Publication date: 1 December 2000

Martin Humphreys and Jeremy Kenney‐Herbert

This paper sets current proposals for reform of mental health legislation in the context of historical development of care for mentally disordered offenders and those who…

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This paper sets current proposals for reform of mental health legislation in the context of historical development of care for mentally disordered offenders and those who require similar services. The authors reflect on the fact that the National Service Framework and the various documents related to reform of the Mental Health Act 1983, seem to do little to address the area of the treatment of people suffering from psychiatric disorders who fall foul of the criminal justice system and bring little that is new to the field of forensic practice. They suggest that the ‘safety first’ approach seems still to be paramount.

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The British Journal of Forensic Practice, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6646

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Publication date: 1 January 1989

Miroslav Dragicevic

The interdisciplinary symposium on the theme “TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT”, centered, up on the ecological aspects of conflicting situations, and had gathered for…

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The interdisciplinary symposium on the theme “TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT”, centered, up on the ecological aspects of conflicting situations, and had gathered for Roundtable discussions during the Eighth International Tourism Festival “FERIAL '86” a significant number of prominent scientific and expert workers and public figures, all possessing adequate qualifications and a profound feeling of moral and expert responsibility for discussing the present state and agreeing on conclusions about the present ecological problems in tourism.

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The Tourist Review, vol. 44 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0251-3102

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Publication date: 8 February 2016

Lorraine Ryan and Joseph Wallace

The purpose of this paper is to explore the capacity of annual hours (AH) to deliver gains to both workers and management and assesses the role of workplace partnership in…

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The purpose of this paper is to explore the capacity of annual hours (AH) to deliver gains to both workers and management and assesses the role of workplace partnership in three Irish companies that have adopted AH.

Design/methodology/approach

Three case studies are compared and contrasted. The case studies were compiled through semi-structured interviews with management and trade union representatives, a survey of 205 workers and secondary material.

Findings

The authors find that workplace partnership is not a prerequisite for achieving mutual gains where AH are concerned. The research draws attention to the importance of a mechanism for the creation of gains, in these cases, AH and that such gains can arise from different processes. Mutual gains output is not confined to workplace partnership but can arise from collective bargaining.

Originality/value

The paper highlights the importance of comparing case studies so that the role of factors often seen as causal to mutual gains in exemplar cases can be critically evaluated. It also utilises directly workers’ opinions on AH and workplace partnership where typically, representative views of management and trade unions dominate the literature on these issues.

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Employee Relations, vol. 38 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Publication date: 27 March 2007

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Publication date: 14 June 2019

Maranda Ridgway

Three years on from the Brexit vote, while it remains a central topic for debate in the media, there has been limited discussion about the human resource (HR…

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Three years on from the Brexit vote, while it remains a central topic for debate in the media, there has been limited discussion about the human resource (HR) implications. The purpose of this paper is to provide theoretical evaluation and informed discussion, distilled into four interconnected propositions, on how employee resourcing as a HR practice may be impacted following actual Brexit decisions.

Design/methodology/approach

Drawing on the employee resourcing literature, the paper adopts a discursive approach which examines how the UK’s decision to exit the European Union will affect HR practice. The paper draws comparison with the global recession since 2008, a similarly unprecedented development in its discussion of employee resourcing practices and draws parallels which may help to inform the future of HR practices in the UK, because of Brexit.

Findings

This paper offers a set of propositions; the flow of talent into the UK may become more restricted and reinvigorate the “war for talent” that followed the effects of the global financial crisis on the UK. To attract and retain workers in relatively lower-skilled roles, employers may be faced with a need to re-skill such roles and adopt more flexible working arrangements. Finally, to meet skilled employment requirements, removal of restrictions to recruit from within the European Economic Area may trigger increased global migration of skilled workers.

Originality/value

This paper contributes to the discussions regarding the implications of Brexit for HR practice by offering propositions to shape future research agendas.

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Employee Relations: The International Journal, vol. 41 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Publication date: 1 June 2015

Ann-Marie Nienaber, Marcel Hofeditz and Philipp Daniel Romeike

Vulnerability is a concept that lies at the core of the most prevalent academic trust definitions. Accordingly, a vast amount of scholars refers to vulnerability when…

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Vulnerability is a concept that lies at the core of the most prevalent academic trust definitions. Accordingly, a vast amount of scholars refers to vulnerability when studying trust. Surprisingly, there is almost no conceptual nor empirical work explicitly directed at understanding vulnerability itself. The purpose of this paper is to summarize and critique the existing base of knowledge of vulnerability with a particular focus on the leader-follower relationship and to open avenues for future research.

Design/methodology/approach

In the process of a very systematic literature search, the authors identified 49 studies that refer to vulnerability when studying trust at the interpersonal level. The authors coded the literature into conceptualizations, antecedents and consequences of vulnerability – with a particular focus on the leader-follower relationship.

Findings

The authors introduce a theoretical framework which allows the authors to structure the rather fuzzy discussed concept of vulnerability. The development of such a theoretical framework allows the authors to distinguish between trusting beliefs and actual trusting behaviour so that it is possible to separate the constructs of willingness-to-be-vulnerable and actual vulnerability.

Research limitations/implications

With the help of the developed framework, the authors point to the need for more work on vulnerability in order to take the study of trust to the next level. In this respect, the authors formulate several propositions that should be tested in future research.

Practical implications

Practitioners are made aware of the need to risk willingness to be vulnerable as a base for trusting behaviour. There is no way around being willing to be vulnerable.

Originality/value

This literature review provides a holistic understanding of the concept of vulnerability. The intention is to show the different understandings and interpretations of this term within the literature and identify which antecedents and consequences are related to the concept of vulnerability.

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Personnel Review, vol. 44 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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