The fork in the road: diversity management and organizational justice

Kulik, Carol T. and Li, Yiqiong (2015). The fork in the road: diversity management and organizational justice. In Russell S. Cropanzano and Maureen L. Ambrose (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Justice in the Workplace (pp. 561-575) New York, United States: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199981410.013.27

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Author Kulik, Carol T.
Li, Yiqiong
Title of chapter The fork in the road: diversity management and organizational justice
Title of book The Oxford Handbook of Justice in the Workplace
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199981410.013.27
Year available 2015
Series Oxford library of psychology.
ISBN 9780199981410
Editor Russell S. Cropanzano
Maureen L. Ambrose
Chapter number 27
Start page 561
End page 575
Total pages 15
Total chapters 31
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The diversity management literature frequently makes reference to justice constructs, but diversity researchers rarely draw explicitly upon organizational justice frameworks. In this chapter, we use Cropanzano, Rupp, Mohler and Schminke’s (2001a) three “roads” to organizational justice to examine how instrumental, relational, and deontic concerns are enacted in the diversity management literature. We describe the “fork in the road” that reflects the two dominant ways organizations approach diversity management: identity blind vs identity conscious. We review research on diversity climate and affirmative action to demonstrate how diversity management research does not (climate) and does (affirmative action) link organizational management practices with employee perceptions of justice. Finally, we suggest some ways that diversity management research can more effectively engage with organizational justice theory to predict, and understand, the consequences of organizations’ diversity management choices.
Keyword Organizational justice
Organizational fairness
Workplace justice
Workplace fairness
Procedural Fairness
Distributive fairness
Interactional fairness
Interpersonal fairness
Informational fairness
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Online Publication Date: Aug 2015

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