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Diversity management in a sample of South African companies

Jacques B. Strydom, Ronel Erwee
South African Journal of Business Management | Vol 29, No 1 | a766 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v29i1.766 | © 2018 Jacques B. Strydom, Ronel Erwee | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 October 2018 | Published: 31 March 1998

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Jacques B. Strydom, Graduate School of Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Ronel Erwee, Graduate School of Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa; and Department of Human Resource Management, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

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Abstract

An interview schedule was used to test the applicability of the Cox model of diversity management in a sample of South African companies. Even though this sample acknowledges the potential advantages of diversity, they do not yet experience a pressing need to optimise diversity in their workforce. This sample can be classified mainly as monolithic companies, although some evidence emerged that specific companies are developing a plural orientation. The applicability of an American model in a South African setting is discussed.

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