A global perspective on diversity and inclusion in work organisations: Introduction

E. Farndale, Michal Biron, Dennis R. Briscoe, Sumita Raghuram

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This Academy of Management, Human Resources Division, Ambassadors' Programme special issue presents a collection of empirical papers examining workplace diversity and inclusion in a global context. We introduce this topic raising three overarching challenges: to develop more context-specific definitions of diversity and inclusion; to include dimensions pertinent to a global context in the definition of diversity and inclusion; and to consider the impact of diversity and inclusion practices on performance outcomes across countries as well as within multinational corporations. We explore these challenges through three diversity and inclusion lenses – gender, age and nationality – exploring global perspectives at the national, organisational and team levels of analysis. In conclusion, we present an agenda for future research.
Keywords:: diversity, inclusion, international human resource management, national culture
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-687
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • national culture
  • diversity
  • international human resource management
  • inclusion


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