Diversity Management and the Scandinavian Model: Illustrations from Denmark and Sweden

Laurence Romani, Lotte Holck, Charlotte Holgersson, Sara Louise Muhr

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Abstrakt

This chapter presents the principal interpretations that took place in Denmark and Sweden regarding the discourse on ‘Diversity Management’. We organise our presentation around three major themes that are central to the local Scandinavian context: gender equality, migration and moral grounds. This chapter shows the important role of gender equality work practices and how these practices now tend to be progressively incorporated in a broad Diversity Management construct, possibly leading to a less radical stance. Moreover, the comparison between Denmark and Sweden reveals the political associations with Diversity Management and migration in Denmark, but not in Sweden. Our third contribution unveils the tensions between the value of equality, which remains strong in the Scandinavian welfare state model, and the actual practices of Diversity Management.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelManagement and Diversity : Perspectives from Different National Contexts
RedaktørerMustafa F. Özbilgin, Jean-François Chanlat
Udgivelses stedBingley
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
Publikationsdato2017
Sider261-280
ISBN (Trykt)9781786355508
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781786355492
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
NavnInternational Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Vol/bind3
ISSN2051-2333

Emneord

  • Gender equality
  • Welfare state
  • Scandinavian model
  • Migration
  • Right-wing policy
  • Equality

Citationsformater

Romani, L., Holck, L., Holgersson, C., & Muhr, S. L. (2017). Diversity Management and the Scandinavian Model: Illustrations from Denmark and Sweden. I M. F. Özbilgin, & J-F. Chanlat (red.), Management and Diversity: Perspectives from Different National Contexts (s. 261-280). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing. International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Bind. 3 https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-233320160000003011