Diversity training programme outcomes: a systematic review

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Alhejji, Hussain
Garavan, Thomas N.
Carbery, Ronan
O'Brien, Fergal
McGuire, David
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This article analyzes the scholarship on diversity-training outcomes utilizing a systematic literature review (SLR) and provide insights for future research. The article advances our understanding of diversitytraining outcomes through the integration of three perspectives: the business case, learning, and social justice perspectives. The SLR revealed: (a) a literature that is fragmented and diverse in terms of publication outlets; (b) researchers conduct diversity-training outcomes research in a diverse range or organizations, sectors, cultural and training contexts; (c) studies primarily refl ect the business case or learning perspectives; and (d) existing studies have significant methodological limitations. We argue the need for future research to adopt multiple perspectives ensure better cross-fertilization of perspectives and make use of more sophisticated methodologies.
Diversity training in organizations , Theory , Methodology , Business , Social justice , Learning perspectives
Alhejji, H., Garavan, T., Carbery, R., O'Brien, F. and McGuire, D. (2016) 'Diversity training programme outcomes: a systematic review', Human Resource Development Quarterly, 27(1), pp. 95-149. doi: 10.1002/hrdq.21221
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