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Diversity training programme outcomes: a systematic review.

  The purpose of this paper is to analyze current scholarship on diversity training outcomes utilizing a systematic literature review (SLR) and provide insights for future research. The article advances our understanding of diversity training 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 reflect 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.

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    21 September 2015

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    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

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    658 General management


Alhejji, H., Garavan, T., Carbery, R., O'Brien, F., & McGuire, D. (2016). Diversity training programme outcomes: a systematic review. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 27(1), (95-149). ISSN 1044-8004



Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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    This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: 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: 95–149. doi:10.1002/hrdq.21221, which has been published in final form at 10.1002/hrdq.21221. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

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