Diversity Management:

Global and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by Dennis Arekpita Ogirri, Ph.D., MURP



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/18/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781796051803
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781796051810
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781796051797

About the Book

In this book, this author utilizes various concepts, theories, analytical methods, techniques, and practical knowledge and expertise propounded or espoused by scholars and experts with differing worldviews that tend to facilitate the understanding of diversity and diversity management in the ‘global village.’ Some of the perspectives are based on philosophical, ideological, and cultural orientations of scholars, statesmen, and experts from the various geopolitical regions of the world. Some of the discussion may evoke some controversial thought processes that are considered necessary for healthy debate on the issues of diversity and diversity management from interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary perspectives. However, there is more emphasis on global and interdisciplinary perspectives in the discussion of diversity and diversity management in this book. The purpose of this book is to refocus attention on the issues of diversity and diversity management but from global and interdisciplinary perspectives. The book contributes to the continuing discourse on diversity and diversity management by presenting some conventional and less controversial theories and models, as well as some traditionally controversial ones for managing diversity in the workplace in particular, and in society in general. Whereas much has been written in the past about the debate over which strategies are best for managing diversity, new study dimensions in the era of globalization of business, economic, political, and socio-cultural relations now require the revisiting of the issues of diversity and diversity management from global and interdisciplinary perspectives. Existing published research on diversity management does not focus on both the global and interdisciplinary perspectives.

About the Author

After his Secondary Modern School education, Dennis Arekpita Ogirri started his career as a Clerk in Design Group Company, a European Firm of Architects in Ibadan, Western Region of Nigeria (now Oyo State). He later obtained Secretarial qualifications from the Royal Society of Arts, London, and became a Typist, Stenographer, and Executive Secretary, respectively, in the Bendel State (now Edo State) of Nigeria Public Service. He was granted study leave by the Bendel State Government to study at the University of Ibadan after passing the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council and the University of London. In 1974, Ogirri earned a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Political Science from the University of Ibadan. After his undergraduate education, the author was deployed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to teach at the Government Girls Secondary School in Gusau, Sokoto State, during his one-year National Youth Corps Service. On his return to the Bendel State Public Service after his Study Leave, he was promoted to the position of Administrative Officer. He later rose to the substantive rank of Undersecretary and functioned as a Deputy Permanent Secretary. He also served as a part-time Instructor at the Government Staff Training Center, and as an Examiner in the Ministry of Education, Benin City. The author later left Nigeria for graduate studies in the United States where he earned a Masters’ degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Pittsburgh. He subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from West Virginia University. He later did Postgraduate Studies in Business Administration (Management) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte under the auspices of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Studies Award Program. Professor Ogirri was Certified as an Interdisciplinary Professor of Business, Political Science, and Public Administration, and as an expert in Urban and Regional Planning. After his completion of graduate studies, Professor Ogirri served in various faculty and administrative positions. He has served as a Full-time and Adjunct Professor at various Universities and Colleges in the United States and abroad since 1989. He was a Full-time Professor at Johnson C. Smith University, at North Carolina Central University, and at Strayer University, respectively. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Queens University of Charlotte, Shaw University, Strayer University, Montreat College, Limestone College, and at the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Saint Leo University in Atlanta, Georgia. As a United States Fulbright Scholar, Professor Ogirri taught at the University of Benin and at Benson Idahosa University in Benin City, Nigeria, in 2003-2004 academic year. The administrative and other positions held by Professor Ogirri over the years include Program Director, Department Chair, Associate Dean, Member of Board of Trustees, and Member of Board of Directors. Professor Ogirri is a member of several professional organizations. He has served as a member of Editorial Boards and as a Reviewer for some Scholarly Journals and Textbook Publishers. His many Scholarly Publications and Presentations at professional conferences are in his interdisciplinary teaching areas. Some of Professor Ogirri’s publications are on such issues as resource utilization and management, the impact of state land reform policies on agricultural and socio-economic development, the role of multinational corporations in developing economies, international trade and globalization, human resource and diversity management, managing community and corporate social responsibility and social change, marketing well-being and elasticity of consumer retention, race and ethnic problems in the Third World, and competing conceptual models for teaching diversity management. Professor Ogirri has several National and Institutional Honors and Awards, including United States Fulbright Scholar Award, Bank of America Par Excellence Teaching Award, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Studies Award, American Political Science Association’s Outstanding Teaching Award, Scholarly Achievement Award, Exemplary Leadership and Dedicated Service Award, Faculty Meritorious Service Awards, and Community Service Awards. He is in Who’s Who in America, and in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.