Diversity Management in Small Businesses: An Exploratory Investigation of Attitudes and Actions

  • Charles R. Stoner Bradley University
  • Richard I. Hartman Bradley University

Abstract

The key to effective diversity management seems to reside in the extent to which diversity initiatives are embraced throughout the organization as a cultural statement (Thomas, 1991). As Jackson and Alvarez (1992) so aptly note, unless the diversity issue is viewed as a strategic imperative, meaningful changes in traditional management practices are unlikely. Indeed, for such strategic movement to occur, leaders must believe in and value the merits of the new workforce and make action commitments to support the needs of this workforce.

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Published
1996-01-11
How to Cite
STONER, Charles R.; HARTMAN, Richard I.. Diversity Management in Small Businesses: An Exploratory Investigation of Attitudes and Actions. Journal of Small Business Strategy, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 37-48, jan. 1996. ISSN 2380-1751. Available at: <https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/328>. Date accessed: 15 june 2019.
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