Research Handbook of International and Comparative Perspectives on Diversity Management
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Research Handbook of International and Comparative Perspectives on Diversity Management

Edited by Alain Klarsfeld, Eddy S. Ng, Lize A.E. Booysen, Liza Castro Christiansen and Bård Kuvaas

This Research Handbook offers, for the first time, a comparative approach to current diversity management concerns facing nations. Spanning 19 countries and across Africa, it covers age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, national origin and the intersection of various dimensions of diversity. The multicultural and multi-country teams of contributors, leading scholars in their own countries, examine how the various actors react, adopt and manage the different dimensions of diversity, from a multitude of approaches, from national to sectoral and from tribes to trade unions, but always with a comparative, multi-country perspective.
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Chapter 11: Tribal diversity and collective productivity: the intervening mechanisms of social inclusion, human resource development and tribal identity

David B. Zoogah

Abstract

How does tribal diversity relate to collective productivity? Using multiple data sources and demography theory, I examine the process by which tribal diversity relates to collective productivity at the national level. The results show social inclusion policies and building human resources intervene in the relationship between tribal diversity and collective productivity. I also find that tribal identity moderates the relationships between tribal diversity and (1) social inclusion and (2) human resources development. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed to enhance tribal diversity management particularly in the context of the study: Africa.

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