Cases in Gender and Diversity in Organizations is a compilation of real-life business cases illustrating the unique opportunities and challenges for managers of the new, more demographically diverse workplace. The casebook provides a thorough overview of the issues and challenges facing organizations as more women enter the workplace, as parents struggle to create more balance between their work and family lives, and as members of different ethnic groups interact more frequently in work organizations around the world.
Alison M. Konrad is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and holder of the Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management at the Richard Ivey School of Business, U. of Western Ontario. Previously, she was Professor of Human Resource Administration at Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management, where she taught for 15 years. She received her Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University in 1987 and held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University from 1986 to 1988. Professor Konrad was Chair of the Academy of Management's Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division in 1996-97 and President of the Eastern Academy of Management in 1997-98. She is the 2003-07 Editor of Group and Organization Management, a ranked journal in the fields of management and applied psychology. She is an Associate Editor of the journal, Gender, Work and Organization and a past editorial board member for the Academy of Management Review. She has published over 30 articles and chapters on topics relating to workplace diversity in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Gender, Work and Organization, Group and Organization Management, Human Relations, Psychological Bulletin, Sex Roles, and the Strategic Management Journal. Professor Konrad's forthcoming book, the Sage Publications "Handbook of Workplace Diversity" (co-edited with Pushkala Prasad and Judith Pringle) is an international edited collection of conceptual perspectives on the topic of diversity within the field of organizational studies. Professor Konrad's current work focuses on organizational diversity and inclusivity initiatives, job retention among former welfare clients, and the links between individual preferences and career outcomes for women and men.