Questioning impact: interconnection between extra-organizational resources and agency of equality and diversity officers

Tatli, Ahu, Nicolopoulou, Katerina, Özbilgin, Mustafa F., Karatas-Ozkan, Mine and Ozturk, Mustafa Bilgehan (2014) Questioning impact: interconnection between extra-organizational resources and agency of equality and diversity officers. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (9). pp. 1243-1258. ISSN 0958-5192

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Abstract

This paper examines the change agency of equality and diversity (E&D) officers with a specific emphasis on the role of extra-organizational influences and resources. The paper is informed by qualitative material collected through interviews with E&D officers from 20 higher education institutions in the UK. The paper offers an evidence-based analysis of the utility of extra-organizational mechanisms and intervention programmes for organizational E&D agenda and for the agentic influence of E&D officers. The paper contributes to both academic literature and policy-making. We present original empirical insights into the change agency of E&D officers by exploring the impact of extra-organizational bodies as potential mechanisms for support and influence. At the policy level, the paper provides evidence on the value of extra-organizational resources and tools that are produced by policy bodies in promoting progressive E&D agendas in organizations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 14 Jul 2014
Keywords (uncontrolled): agency; change; diversity management; equality; higher education; policy
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 15261
Notes on copyright: "This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Human Resource Management on 14 Jul 2014, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.934893" This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License
Depositing User: Bernadett Dunn
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 11:45
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 22:06
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15261

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