Diversity and inclusion for LGBT workers: current issues and new horizons for research

Ng, Eddy S., and Rumens, Nick (2017) Diversity and inclusion for LGBT workers: current issues and new horizons for research. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 34 (2). pp. 109-120.

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Abstract

The organization literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace issues is well over three decades old, a milestone that warrants celebration and reflection given that the study of LGBT sexualities and genders has not garnered enormous attention from organization researchers. Indeed, this special issue is timely in that respect, and particularly in the context of this journal. While the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences has published on LGBT issues such as in the arena of gay and lesbian sports (Washington & McKay, 2011), the journal has yet to publish research that explores LGBT issues in different avenues of everyday life including the workplace. As is typical of the organization scholarly literature more broadly, gender has received greater attention in the journal, evidenced in vibrant and important scholarly research on organization masculinity (Mills & Mills, 2006), gender and diversity management (Kirton & Greene, 2010; Loukil & Yousif, 2016), and sexual harassment (Hart, 2012). From a wider perspective, feminist organization studies literature indicates that gender, in comparison to sexuality, has typically attracted more scholarly interest. Even within the organization and sexuality literature, which shattered the container metaphor of organization by showing how sexuality and organization are mutually constitutive of one another (Hearn & Parkin, 1995), LGBT scholarship comprises a relatively small part of this corpus of research. Still, extant literature on LGBT workplace issues is empirically and theoretically rich, and has kept abreast of wider economic and sociocultural shifts that have (re)shaped sexual and gender politics in specific cultural contexts (Colgan & Rumens, 2015). As such, it is apposite that this special issue lays the foundations within the journal for future research on LGBT workplace issues.

Item ID: 57775
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1936-4490
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2017 ASAC. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 11:07
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management @ 100%
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