Towards a diversity justice management model: Integrating organizational justice and diversity management

Fujimoto, Yuka, Härtel, Charmine E. J. and Azmat, Fara (2013) Towards a diversity justice management model: Integrating organizational justice and diversity management. Social Responsibility Journal, 9 1: 148-166. doi:10.1108/17471111311307877


Author Fujimoto, Yuka
Härtel, Charmine E. J.
Azmat, Fara
Title Towards a diversity justice management model: Integrating organizational justice and diversity management
Journal name Social Responsibility Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-1117
1758-857X
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/17471111311307877
Volume 9
Issue 1
Start page 148
End page 166
Total pages 19
Place of publication Bingley, W Yorks, United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose – Contemporary organizations are increasingly paying attention to incorporate diversity management practices into their systems in order to promote socially responsible actions and equitable employment outcomes for minority groups. The aim of this paper is to seek to address a major oversight in diversity management literature, the integration of organizational justice principles.

Design/methodology/approach
– Drawing upon the existing literature on workforce diversity and organizational justice, the authors develop a model based on normative principles of organizational justice for justice-based diversity management processes and outcomes.

Findings – The paper proposes that effective diversity management results from a decision-making process that meets the normative principles of organizational justice (i.e. interactional, procedural and distributive justice). The diversity justice management model introduced in this article provides important theoretical and practical implications for establishing more moral and just workplaces.

Research limitations/implications – The authors have not tested the conceptual framework of the diversity justice management model, and recommend future research to take up the challenge. The payoff for doing so is to enable the establishment of socially responsible workplaces where individuals, regardless of their background, are given an equal opportunity to flourish in their assigned jobs.

Practical implications – The diversity justice management model introduced in this paper provides organizational justice (OJ)-based guidelines for managers to ensure that OJ can be objectively benchmarked and discussed amongst diversity stakeholders to continuously improve actual and perceived OJ outcomes.

Social implications – The social implication of this conceptual paper is reduction of workforce marginalization and establishment of socially responsible organizations whereby those marginalized (e.g. people with disabilities) can effectively work in their organizations.

Originality/value
– This is the first attempt to establish a diveristy justice management model, which incorporates normative principles of organizational justice into diversity management processes and outcomes.
Keyword Diversity management
Justice
Social responsibility
Workforce Diversity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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