Organizational Diversity and Managerial Commitment
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This paper explores the associations between organizational commitment to diversity and the commitment of white male and minority managers to organizations. The paper examines how these associations are mediated by the degree to which white male and minority managers perceive their psychological contracts are being fulfilled by organizations. The paper points out that a better understanding of these associations will not only facilitate efforts designed to reduce or eliminate negative attachments to such associations, but will offer insights into the underlying sources of managerial commitment to organizations within the context of organizational commitment to diversity. The paper includes a statement of the related hypotheses, a discussion of research results, implications for managerial practice, and directions for future research.
From the Paper:"In recent years, many U.S. companies have become more aggressive in their push to create diversity in their management cadre (Anfuso, 1995; Greenslade, 1991; Munk, 1998; Thomas, 1990; Thomas and Ely, 1996). For the most part, these companies' definition of diversity has been limited to race and gender (Hall and Parker, 1993; Jung and Avolio, 1999; Overmeyer-Day, 1995). In the present study the focus on diversity is limited to race, particularly African American male and female managers (hereafter referred to as minority managers) and white male managers. Many U.S. companies are creating this type of diversity by introducing initiatives designed to recruit, promote, and retain minority managers.
"As a result, these managers are reportedly feeling optimistic about their professional futures in Corporate America (Branch, 1998). Because minority managers perceive that they are the primary beneficiaries of organizational commitment to diversity, we argue in this article that there may be a positive association between the degree to which these managers are committed to organizations and the degree to which organizations are committed to diversity."
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