Introduction to the special issue on employment discrimination against immigrants

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serval:BIB_383024EE2C9E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Introduction to the special issue on employment discrimination against immigrants
Journal
Journal of Managerial Psychology
Author(s)
Dietz J.
ISSN
0268-3946
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
25
Number
2
Pages
104-112
Language
english
Abstract
Purpose - This editorial aims to introduce the special issue on employment discrimination against immigrants. Design/methodology/approach - The first part is a commentary on key issues in the study of employment discrimination against immigrants. The second part presents the five articles in the special issue. Findings - The papers in this special issue focus on a variety of issues associated with employment discrimination against immigrants. For example, they consider: discrimination based on accents; differences among justice perceptions among immigrants and non-immigrants; the effects of negative stereotypes on workplace outcomes; the treatment of Hispanic immigrants; and the reasons for the lack of research on Hispanic immigrants. Research limitations/implications - The author comments on key issues that researchers of employment discrimination against immigrants have to take into account. These issues include: the appreciation of the diversity among immigrants; an understanding of the complexity of employment discrimination research; openness to cross-disciplinary approaches; and the consideration of employment discrimination within the context of the immigrant experience. The five articles that make up the special issues vary in their nature (empirical, critical), methodologies (quantitative, qualitative), locations (United States, Germany, and Canada), and implications. Practical implications - The issues discussed in the papers have important implications for understanding and overcoming employment discrimination against immigrants. Originality/value - The Journal of Managerial Psychology invited this special issue to initiate psychological research on employment discrimination against immigrants. The intent is to draw the attention of organizational scholars to the large, yet under-studied immigrant segment of the workforce.
Keywords
Discrimination in employment, Immigrants, Prejudice, Ethnic conflict, Gender
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