Ethics, Human Rights, and Human Resource Management

Köllen, Thomas; Müller-Camen, Michael (2016). Ethics, Human Rights, and Human Resource Management. In: Stone, John; Dennis, Rutledge M.; Rizova, Polly S.; Smith, Anthony D.; , ; Hou, Xiaoshuo (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism (pp. 1-3). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/9781118663202.wberen662

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Ethical or morally “good” behavior of organizations toward their employees is generally associated with reaching a certain level of equality. A very basic organizational approach to equality is to confer human rights to all employees in equal measure, irrespective of whether there are working for the organization directly or indirectly. A more advanced approach to equality takes into account that, within organizations, minority employees often face different layers and intensities of racist, nationalist, and ethnicity-based processes of marginalization and discrimination (among other things). Within the workforces these processes are responsible for the prevalence of persisting inequalities in terms of organizational status, access to resources, and compensation. Thus organizations that want to overcome these inequalities have to apply human resource management initiatives that counteract these processes. This can be done, for example, through appropriate diversity management initiatives that explicitly integrate race, nationality, and ethnicity as key dimensions of an organizations' workforce diversity.

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Book Section (Encyclopedia Article)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Organization and Human Resource Management > Human Resource Management

UniBE Contributor:

Köllen, Thomas


100 Philosophy > 170 Ethics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations








Thomas Köllen

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11 Jun 2018 14:50

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02 Nov 2019 18:35

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diversity; equality; human rights; nationalism; race and ethnicity




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