Dealing with Diversity

Edited by:
George B. Graen, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (retired)

A volume in the series: LMX Leadership: The Series. Editor(s): George B. Graen, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (retired).

Published 2003

Diversity in the workplace has made significant progress in United States companies. Unfortunately, much of the apparent progress has been at the surface level of diversity (Hiller & Day, 2004), where readily visible characteristics identify people of varying genders, ages, ethnicity, and religions. What are needed are prescriptions, based on solid theory and research, that will allow the deep-level diversity to transform well intentioned affirmative action programs from their old reliance on surface-level diversity to a new reliance on deep-level diversity. It is our hope that this volume will stimulate the scholarly activity needed to make progress toward the above stated goal of making deep-level diversity the benchmark of human progress in the workplace.

Role Making Onto the Starting Work Team Using LMX Leadership: Diversity as an Asset, George B. Graen; LMX and Teamwork: The Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity, Nathan J. Hiller & David V. Day. Organizational and Social Influences on Leader-member Exchange Processes: Implications for the Management of Diversity, Ceasar Douglas, Gerald R. Ferris, M. Ronald Buckley, & Michael J. Gundlach. Leadership Development in the Context of Diversity, S. Gayle Baugh, Terri A. Scandura, & Claudia C. Cogliser. The Narrative Basis of Leader-Member Exchange, Gail T. Fairhurst & Stephanie Rhea Hamlett. Interpersonal Workplace Theory at the Crossroads: Lmx and Transformational Theory as Special Cases of Role Making in Work Organizations, George B. Graen. The New Conduct of Business: How LMX Can Help Capitalize on Cultural Diversity, Diane M. Sullivan, Marie S. Mitchell, & Mary Uhl-Bien. Lmx and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: Examining the Links within and Across Western and Chinese Samples, Rick D. Hackett, Jiing-Lih Farh, Lynda J. Song & Laurent M. Lapierre.