Lessons learned from community organizations: inclusion of people with disabilities and others

Fujimoto, Yuka, Rentschler, Ruth, Le, Huong, Edwards, David and Härtel, Charmine E. J. (2014) Lessons learned from community organizations: inclusion of people with disabilities and others. British Journal of Management, 25 3: 518-537. doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12034

Author Fujimoto, Yuka
Rentschler, Ruth
Le, Huong
Edwards, David
Härtel, Charmine E. J.
Title Lessons learned from community organizations: inclusion of people with disabilities and others
Journal name British Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1045-3172
Publication date 2014-07-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1467-8551.12034
Open Access Status
Volume 25
Issue 3
Start page 518
End page 537
Total pages 20
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1400 Business, Management and Accounting
1408 Strategy and Management
1405 Management of Technology and Innovation
Abstract Workforce diversity requires broader vision and scope in managing diversity so that there is greater inclusion inside and outside organizations. This paper provides this vision by extending the stream of workforce diversity research to community-oriented inclusion and its processes. The authors interviewed 34 people with disabilities and 40 people without disabilities who were stakeholders of community arts and sports organizations. The participants with disabilities were mainly arts audiences, artists and sports athletes, and the participants without disabilities were mainly managers and government officials. The key findings report the importance of inclusion through common interest groups being facilitated by (1) non-minority specific communal activities, (2) listening to minority voices, (3) multidimensional accessibility, (4) availability of organizational and natural champions and (5) cross-boundary networks and collaborations. In order to create more inclusive organizations, the authors suggest that private organizations need more community-oriented values, goals and strategies that foster boundaryless inclusion of people with disabilities and other minority groups in organizations and society.
Keyword Business
Business & Economics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 30 July 2013

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