Golnaz Golnaraghi, Sheridan Faculty of Business professor, celebrates the publication of her first book chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations (R. Bendl, I. Bleijenbergh, E. Henttonen, and A.J. Mills eds.) slated for release this year by Oxford University Press. Co-authored with Dr. Kelly Dye of Acadia University, the chapter is titled “Organizational Benefits through Diversity Management: Theoretical Perspectives on the Business Case.”
Professor Golnaraghi’s chapter discusses the business case for diversity management as a managerially driven, economic argument for improving organizational outcomes. Proponents of the business case suggest that diversity management initiatives, like other business initiatives, should be focused on improving the bottom line through the optimization of resources. The chapter presents a comprehensive overview of the dominant business case discourse, the historical evolution, and the critical literature interrogating the business case. This analysis is followed by an empirical study that examines a current debate between diversity scholars related to the business case and equality discourses of diversity in the workplace.
“Congratulations to Professor Golnaraghi for this significant achievement,” said Sylvia Lowndes, Dean, Sheridan Faculty of Business. “This is a high honour for an emerging scholar.”
Professor Golnaraghi published her first peer review journal article last year, has presented at TEDX, and is currently writing her dissertation on diversity discourses and the images of the ‘Immigrant’ at work.