Management strategies to harness cultural diversity on Australian constructions sites : a social identity perspective
Loosemore, Martin , Phua, Florence T.T. , & Teo, Melissa (2012) Management strategies to harness cultural diversity on Australian constructions sites : a social identity perspective. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 12(1), pp. 1-11.
Construction sites around the world employ large numbers of people from diverse cultural backgrounds. The effective management of this cultural diversity has important implications for the productivity, safety, health and welfare of construction workers and for the performance and reputation of firms which employ them. The findings of a three year, multi-staged study of cultural diversity management practices on construction sites are critiqued using social identity theory. This reveals that so called "best-practice" diversity management strategies may have an opposite effect to that intended. It is concluded that the management of diversity on construction projects would benefit from being informed by social identity research.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Cultural Diversity, Racism, Discrimination, Social Identity Theory|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors|
|Deposited On:||02 Jul 2012 09:43|
|Last Modified:||06 Jul 2012 09:49|
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