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Title: Diversity management: Challenges, benefits, and the role of human resource management in Brazilian organizations
Author(s): Jabbour, Charbel Jose Chiappetta
Gordono, Fernanda Serotini
de Oliveira, Jorge Henrique Caldeira
Martinez, Jose Carlos
Battistelle, Rosane Aparecida Gomes
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Keywords: Brazil
equal opportunities
human resource management
Issue Date: 2011
Date Deposited: 12-Jan-2017
Citation: Jabbour CJC, Gordono FS, de Oliveira JHC, Martinez JC & Battistelle RAG (2011) Diversity management: Challenges, benefits, and the role of human resource management in Brazilian organizations. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 30 (1), pp. 58-74.
Abstract: Purpose – The objective of this study was to analyze the major challenges and benefits of diversity management in Brazilian companies by assessing the role of human resources. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 15 case studies were carried out on companies that operate in Brazil. Brazil is a country with considerable diversity and multiracial backgrounds.  Findings – It was found that diversity management in Brazilian companies is still an emerging issue, and the major challenges are related to discriminatory actions taken by coworkers. Among the 15 companies studied, only four had adopted a consistent set of diversity management and human resources practices. These four companies were the only companies to affirm that diversity management requires the strong support of top management and continuous organization to sustain efforts toward incorporating diversity. Originality/value – Research studies on diversity management in Brazil are scarce. The findings of this study, however, can be useful to academic professionals and company directors in countries that exhibit similar characteristics to those of Brazil, or to those who are interested in learning more about Brazil.
DOI Link: 10.1108/02610151111110072
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