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Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation

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Many contemporary skills and approaches have emerged as the result of researching and working with diverse global partnerships, teams, networks, companies, and projects. Due to the increasingly innovative global community, it is necessary adapt to these developments and aspire to those most important for their particular involvement. Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation presents a variety of practical tools, skills, and practices that demonstrate effective ways to positively impact the global community through effective management practice. Demonstrating different ways to manage diversity and innovation, this publication provides models and approaches capable of transforming societies, citizens, and professionals so they are better prepared to embrace diversity. This reference work is particularly useful to academicians, professionals, engineers, and students interested in understanding how globalization impacts their discipline or practice.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE STRUCTURE OF THIS BOOK
    3. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Revolutionary Innovation through Embracing Diversity's Potential
    1. Chapter 1: Engineering Justice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO INCLUDE SOCIAL JUSTICE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Innovation through Diversity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND POWER
      4. BUREAUCRACY AND ITS ALTERNATIVES
      5. THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRY
      6. CASE STUDIES
      7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Contextual Intelligence
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXTUAL INTELLIGENCE
      4. CENTRAL COMPONENTS OF CI
      5. 3D THINKING
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Performance Damaging Challenges with Proven Approaches
    1. Chapter 4: The Value of Adaption and Innovation as a Function of Diversity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHARACTERISTICS OF MORE ADAPTIVE AND MORE INNOVATIVE INDIVIDUALS
      5. MANAGING DIVERSITY OF PROBLEM-SOLVING STYLES
      6. A CASE STUDY
      7. ADAPTION AND INNOVATION IN LEADERSHIP
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 5: Global Diversity and Organizational Culture's Impact on Adaptation, Performance, and Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON RACE AND ETHNICITY
      4. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES AND CHANGE
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 6: Realizing Race
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEM STATEMENT
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 7: Value Creation through Heterogeneous Cultural Team-Based Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. DIVERSITY IN PROJECT ENVIRONMENTS
      5. TEAM COMPOSITION AND EFFECTIVENESS
      6. THE ROLE OF PROJECT MANAGER
      7. PROJECT MANAGERS OF CULTURALLY HETEROGENEOUS TEAMS
      8. DATA COLLECTION METHODS AND ANALYSIS
      9. INCONSISTENT TRAINING
      10. MENTORING
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Bias Reduction
    1. Chapter 8: Reading Smart Stuff Together and Whistling Vivaldi
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHY IT WAS “THE RIGHT TIME”
      4. WHY IT WAS “THE RIGHT BOOK”
      5. HOW WE ORGANIZED AND FACILITATED THE DISCUSSIONS IN “THE RIGHT WAY”
      6. ASSESSING THE READING GROUPS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: A History of How U.S. Academics, Laws, and Business Have Created the Current Approach to Organizational Diversity with Some Ideas for Moving Forward
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RHETORIC OF DIVERSITY
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Cross-Cultural Adaptation Challenges to Management Innovation in Multinational Business Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
      4. CHINESE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE
      5. QUALITATIVE EXPLORATION
      6. DATA ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 4: Diversity and Innovation as Vehicles for Organizational Learning
    1. Chapter 11: The Role and Value of Diversity to Learning Organizations and Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: DEFINITIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEADERS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 12: Preparation and Assessment of Individuals to Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Others
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FRAMING THE STUDY
      4. RELATING THE PROCESS
      5. PRESENTING AND DISCUSSING THE FINDINGS
      6. LOOKING BACK AND BEYOND
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX A: ESOL ENDORSEMENT STANDARDS
      11. APPENDIX B: SAMPLE VIDEOS AND WEBSITES
    3. Chapter 13: Access within the Classroom through Universal Design for Learning and Key Learning Elements
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EDUCATION
      5. UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
  12. Section 5: Performance Enhancing and Pioneering Approaches
    1. Chapter 14: Developing a Unified Framework and a Causal Model of Transformational Leadership, Empowerment, Innovation Support, and Organizational Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 15: Fostering Innovation in the Midst of Organizational Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDY APPLICATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Globalizing Migration Dialogue
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. ADDITIONAL READING
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      7. ENDNOTES
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors