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    Dear Readers,
    This issue of the Journal of Corporate Responsibility and Leadership (JCR&L) focuses its attention on the issues of managing workforce diversity.

    We hope that our Readers will find this issue of the Journal of Corporate Responsibility and Leadership an interesting and valuable source of knowledge and expertise.

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    Vol. 4, No. 4, Art. 1

     

    Women as Managers in the World’s Top Corporations : Underestimated Potential


    Tomasz Grodzicki

     

    Although the concept of gender equality does exist in all developed countries, the number of female managers is still very low. Hitherto, there have been many studies conducted in the field of feminine style of management which perfectly illustrate both their advantages and disadvantages. Nonetheless, having all this knowledge does not improve the situation of women in getting to the management positions. There is still this unwritten rule that women are perfect for administrative jobs and less responsible ones since they are expected to focus more on their families. In that case, the owners of corporations do know that a company can run with an employee being on a maternity leave, however this does not work for managerial positions. The situation when a manager is a man is widely known and has been present since such a position was introduced, so sometimes for particular corporations it is very difficult to ‘break the ice’ and apply a scenario (which was not present/tested before) when the woman is a manager. Thus, the aim of this paper is to analyse the world’s largest corporations in terms of the number of female managers. It is important to realise that women are underestimated for managerial positions so their share in the total number of managers in the World’s top corporations is very low.

    Tags:female managers, the World’s top corporations, women on boards
    Vol. 4, No. 4, Art. 2

     

    Corporate Commitment to Diversity in the Local Perspective of the Polish Subsidiary of a Multinational Corporation: A Qualitative Exploratory Study


    Aneta Hamza - Orlinska

     

    Diversity is emerging as one of the key pillars of corporate social responsibility. The purpose of this study is to challenge the universal concept of diversity and inclusion by obtaining practical insight into local phenomena.

    Tags:diversity, communication campaign, Poland
    Vol. 4, no. 4, Art. 3

     

    Diversity Management as a Base of a Business Model


    Joanna Hernik, Agnieszka Bieniecka

     

    A crucial element of any business is seeking competitive advantage by distinguishing itself from other market players. One way to reach this advantage is to choose conception of human resources based on the diversity principle. The purpose of this paper is to establish the characteristics of a business model based on diversity management.

    Tags:business fundamentals, competitiveness, diversity, equality, human resources
    Vol. 4, No. 4, Art. 4

     

    Diversity Management and Trust: Systematic Literature Review 


    Barbara Józefowicz

     

    The main aim of the paper is to identify and evaluate the state of the art in research on relationship between the concepts of diversity management and trust. The overarching question is what are the key contributions of the literature to deliver support to linkage between these two concepts. The literature analysis is also aimed at organising existing knowledge and identifying the key problems, trends and gaps in research output.

    Tags:trust, diversity management, systematic literature review
    Vol. 4, No. 4, Art. 5

     

    Intersections Between Diversity Management and Human Resources Management in Polish Enterprises


    Jolanta Maj

     

    The organisational environment enterprises operate in is constantly changing. Organisations and whole industries seek new ways of achieving competitive advantage and becoming innovative. Additionally socio-demographic changes like population ageing, migrations force organisations to adapt their management styles. One of the possible solutions for those challenges is diversity management. The main goal of this paper is to identify the intersections between diversity management and human resources management in organisations and in consequence to determine where in the organisations’ structure and strategy diversity management is being implemented in the analysed organisations.

    Tags:diversity management, human resources management, diversity enlargement, diversity sensitivity