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Equality, diversity and inclusion in 2018: Progresses, Setbacks or New Challenges?

 

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9th EDI Conference – University of Cyprus

Dear EDI 2016 participants,

On behalf of the EDI Organizing Committee, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 9th International Conference on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and to University of Cyprus. In line with the previous EDI conferences, we intend to offer a lively forum for scholarly debates as well as a pleasant setting for socializing and networking.

The EDI 2016 Conference aims to draw particular attention to human rights which, in accordance with the neoliberal agenda, are under attack by a plethora of governments worldwide, which in the past were promulgating human rights and particularly equality, diversity practices and legislation. The refugee crisis, secondly, reveals that EU –for example- has laid the groundwork for dismantling all past achievements in the field of equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. Governments appear to be increasingly sceptical on launching and supporting open borders policies, whereas the rise of Europe’s far-right voices threatens the Union’s fundamental value of democracy. In such times, various questions are arisen: how are equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights issues are dealt with during times of crisis and austerity; how does the wider global economic austerity affect employees’ lives; are human rights at risk nowadays; what is the role of equality, diversity and inclusion policies amidst financial crises?

The streams focus on a variety of domains centred around key aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion, emerging contemporary issues of equality at work and broader implications of austerity on human and social rights at work.

Our thanks go to the members of the scientific and of the organizing committees who have worked hard in order to make this conference happen. In particular, we would like to thank the four key note speakers, Prof. Michàlle Mor Barak, Dr. Cynthia Forson, Mrs. Anna Koukkides-Prokopiou and Mr. Christos Alefantis, for accepting our invitation. And of course, we would also like to thank everyone who is presenting papers and attending the conference. Our wish is to make EDI 2016 a convivial and enjoyable Conference, with plenty of opportunities to debate, interact, and network. We hope you have a wonderful time in Cyprus!

Dr. Andri Georgiadou

Conference Chair

 

 

9th EDI Conference – University of Cyprus

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

·       Bebbington, Diane, Director, Knowledge Perspectives

·       Belghiti-Mahut, Sophia, Université de Montpellier 2, France

·       Bender, Anne-Françoise, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

·       Bendl, Regine, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria

·       Booysen, Lize , Antioch University, Greensboro, USA

·       Brabet, Julienne, Université Paris Est, Paris, France

·       Chanlat, Jean-François, Université Paris-Dauphine, France

·       Codello-Guijarro, Penelope, Université Paris Est, France

·       Combs, Gwendolyn M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

·       Cornet, Annie, Université de Liège, Belgium

·       Dolan, Simon, ESADE, Barcelona, Spain

·       Falcoz, Christophe, IAE, Université Lyon III, France

·       Georgiadou, Andri, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

·       Henda, Sana, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce d’Amiens, France

·       Jardat, Rémi, ISTEC, Paris, France

·       Karatas-Ozkan, Mine, University of Southampton, UK

·       Klarsfeld, Alain, Toulouse Business School, France

·       Kletz, Pierre, Mandel Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel

·       Kyriakidou, Olivia, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

·       Laufer, Jacqueline, HEC, Paris, France

·       Naschberger, Christine , Audencia, Nantes, France

·       Ng, Eddy, Dalehousie University, Halifax, Canada

·       Özbilgin, Mustafa Brunel University, UK and Universite Paris-Dauphine, France

·       Panayiotou, Alexia, University of Cyprus

·       Pigeyre, Frédérique, Université Paris Est, France

·       Pringle, Judith, AUT, Auckland, New-Zealand

·       Roper, Ian, Middlesex University, UK

·       Sang, Kate, Heriot-Watt University, UK

·       Showunmi, Victoria, University of London, UK

·       Tsouroufli, Maria, London Metropolitan University, UK

·       Vassilopoulou, Joana, University of Kent, UK

·       Vercher, Corinne, Université Paris XIII, France

·       Wacker, Elisabeth, Technische Universität München, Germany

 

 


 

9th EDI Conference – University of Cyprus

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

22nd June 2016, Wednesday

 

09.00-09.45

Registration (Outside Room B224)

09.45-10.15

Welcome Speeches – Prof. Constantinos Christofides, Rector University of Cyprus (Room B224)

10.15 -12.00

Keynote Addresses – Prof. Michàlle Mor Barak, University of Southern California and

Mrs. Anna Koukkides-Prokopiou, President of the Women of Europe (Cyprus- Femmes d'Europe Award) (Room B224)

12.00-13.30

Lunch

13.30-15.45

Parallel Streams

15.45-16.15

Coffee Break

16.15-18.30

Parallel Streams

19.30

Social event in Old Nicosia – meeting place is off eleftheria square, which is under construction, get off the cab at the top of the lidras street, route is one way system 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23rd June 2016, Thursday

 

09.00-09.30

Registration – (Outside Room B224)

09.30-10.30

Keynote Addresses (Room B224)

Dr. Cynthia Forson, University of Lancaster

10.45-13.00

Parallel Streams

13.00-14.30

Lunch

14.30-16.30

Parallel Streams

16.30-17.00

Coffee Break

17.00-18.00

Meet the Editors Plenary Session – Insights for publishing EDI research in top journals

20:00

Conference Dinner, Pantopolio – Kali Orexi Restaurant, Vasileos Pavlou 7, Nicosia: http://www.cypriotandproud.com/2015/11/09/pantopolio-kali-orexi/

 

24th June 2016, Friday

 

09.00-10.00

Conference closing

10.00-18.00

Trip to Limassol. Register online (social event). Not included in conference fees.

 http://doodle.com/poll/83zhdkmer952uz5k

 

 


 

9th EDI Conference – University of Cyprus

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS’ PROFILE

 

Prof Michàlle Mor Barak

Michàlle Mor Barak, PhD, is the Dean’s Endowed Professor of Social Work and Business at the University of Southern California School of Social Work with a joint appointment at the Marshall School of Business.  She is the Department Chair, Community, Organization and Business Innovation and Director of the PhD Program.

A Principal Investigator on several large research projects, she has published extensively in the areas of global diversity, inclusion, and leadership.  Her research was funded by national and international foundations and corporations, including Nike, TRW, Edison, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Wellness Foundation.  Professor Mor Barak received awards of distinction, including a Fulbright award, the Lady Davis award, the University of California Regents Award, and the Franklin C. Sterlin Distinguished Faculty Award. She was invited to give keynote addresses at distinguished gatherings such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and received grants to lead prestigious international conferences including the Rockefeller Foundation’s award to lead an international conference on global workforce diversity in Bellagio, Italy, and the Borchard Foundation’s grant to lead a global think tank of scholars in France.

Her book, Managing Diversity: Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace (Sage Publications, currently in its 3rd edition), received accolades in academic journals and won the Academy of Management’s Terry book award for “the most outstanding contribution to management knowledge”.

 

Dr. Cynthia Forson

Dr Cynthia Forson(nee Sanni-Thomas) is Associate Professor and Deputy Provost at Lancaster University Ghana. Prior to her appointment to Lancaster Ghana, Dr Forson was Head of one of the three academic departments at the University of Hertfordshire Business School in the UK. She is an alumnus of the Universities of Ghana, Pennsylvania and Hertfordshire and holds a PhD from Queen Mary University of London.

Cynthia teaches Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and her research centres on the work, leadership and management experiences of women in the labour market and organisations and has published several articles in this area. She focuses particularly on gender, ethnicity, class and migrant status and the intersectional influence of these structures in the lives and careers of women.

Dr Forson’s pays particular attention in her research on black and ethnic minority women in the labour market and organisations and has conducted several projects on the issues of equality and diversity in this regard, including projects for the UK Department of Constitutional Affairs (now Ministry of Justice), the UK Equal Opportunities Commission (now called Equality and Human Rights Commission), the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. Cynthia’s research interests now extend to the work and labour market encounters of African women in Africa and the Diaspora and has a particular interest in the development of management theories that reflect the lived work experiences of women in different African contexts.

Mrs. Anna Koukkides-Prokopiou

Anna Koukkides-Procopiouis the President of the Women of Europe (AIPFE Cyprus- Femmes d'Europe Award). She is also involved in a number of other women's entrepreneurship and women in politics initiatives. Has recently been appointed Member, Board of Directors, DIAS Publishing Group, the biggest publishing house in Cyprus. 

She is also a member of Business Professional Women-Cyprus and the Cyprus Independent Business Network. Fascinated by business start-ups, organisational behaviour and the role of individuals as multipliers in the process of economic growth, she is an activist offering pro bono services to a number of NGOs, while still acting as a project-based business consultant for corporate clients to this effect. 

A member of the Center for European and International Affairs/University of Nicosia advisory board and a member of the Cypriot Studies Society, she often commentates on TV and social media, lectures, blogs and writes extensively, as she is stranded by a great inability to keep quiet about anything she feels passionate about.

 

9th EDI Conference – University of Cyprus

 

LIST OF STREAMS

Stream 1             Inclusion and Work: addressing the Global Challenges

Convenors:         John Burgess, Ros Cameron and Julia Connell

Stream 3             Hidden inequalities in the workplace: dignity and well-being Convenors:                 Valerie Caven and Stefanos Nachmias

 

Stream 4             Contemporary issues of gender equality at work

Convenors:         Sophia Belghiti-Mahut and Alain Klarsfeld

 

Stream 5             Business management practices for inclusive and sustainable development

Convenors:         Susan van Schie and Ines Meyer

 

Stream 6             Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Convenors:         Andri Georgiadou, Peter Block and Enver Ethemer

Stream 7             Talking in Circles: Challenging alterity with indigenous methodologies

Convenors:         Michelle Cromwell and Pamela Taylor

Stream 8             Diversity in Higher Education

Convenors:         Carola Bauschke-Urban, Mark Anthony Gooden, Victoria Schowunmi, Felizitas Sagebiel and Maria Tsouroufli

Stream 9             Economic crisis and austerity the risks on human and social rights at work

Convenors:         Joana Vassilopoulou, Olivia Kyriakidou and Andri Georgiadou

Stream 10          Doctoral Colloquium

Convenor:            Joana Vassilopoulou

Workshop         The field of diversity in the discipline of history and its relationship with ethnic identity formation and social justice in Times of Austerity

Convenor:            Brett Troyan

 

Synoptic timetable

 

 

Wednesday 22nd June

Thursday 23rd June

 

 

13.30 –15:45

16:15 – 18:30

10:45 – 13:00

14:30 – 16:30

Stream 1 “Inclusion and Work: addressing the Global Challenges”

Session 1-a

 

 

 

Stream 3 “Hidden inequalities in the workplace: dignity and well-being”

 

 

Session 3-a

 

Stream 4 “Contemporary issues of gender equality at work”

 

Session 4-a

Session 4-b

 

Stream 5 “Business management practices for inclusive and sustainable development”

 

Session 5-a

 

 

Stream 6 “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion”

 

 

 

Session 6-a

Stream7 “Talking in Circles: Challenging alterity with indigenous methodologies”

 

 

 

Session 7-a

Stream 8 “Diversity in Higher Education”

 

Session 8-a

 

 

Stream 9 “Economic crisis and austerity the risks on human and social rights at work”

 

 

 

Session 9-a

Stream 10 “Doctoral Colloquium”

Session 10-a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th EDI Conference – University of Cyprus

 

THE STREAMS’ PROGRAMME

v  Stream 1 Inclusion and Work: addressing the Global Challenges

Convenors:John Burgess, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Julia Connell, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Session 1-a

Wednesday 22nd June, 13.30-15.45, Room B224

 

Age Diversity Management: Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Erica French and Muhammed Ali, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

An analysis of employee and leader perception to diversity and inclusion in a multinational in Switzerland. Christina Neylan, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Luzerne, Switzerland.

Measuring the Impact of Crises on the Sub-Demographic Groups in the United States: Whose Value System Changes during Severe Economic Crises? Habte Woldu, Shawn Alborz and Cheng Chen, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Can the Renewable Energy Sector be a Way Forward for Inclusive Growth in South Asia? Subas Dhakal, John Burgess and Julia Connell, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Industry/education collaborations to enhance graduate employability in India. Prikshat Verma and Sanjeev Kumar, Australian Institute of Business, Adelaide.

 

v  Stream 3 Hidden inequalities in the workplace: dignity and well-being

Convenors: Valerie Caven, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom

Stefanos Nachmias, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom

Session 3-a

Thursday 23rd June, 10.45-13.00, Room B224

 

Legitimising the unacceptable and accepting the illegitimate: symbolic violence in the engineering profession in the UK.Moira Calveley, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdomand Cynthia Forson, Lancaster University, Ghana. 

Equal pay for equal work: the case of a south African university’s salary structure. Rozenda Hendrickse, Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Being Coeliac: Hidden Inequalities in the Workplace. Stefanos Nachmias, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom

'Hidden' disability: an investigation into the characteristics of employees with Asperger's syndrome. Anne Cockayne, Nottingham Trent University.

 

v  Stream 4 Contemporary issues of gender equality at work

Convenors: Sophia Belghiti-Mahut, University of United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Alain Klarsfeld, Toulouse Business School, France

Session 4-a

Wednesday 22nd June, 16.15-18.30, Room B223

 

Men and women’s career expectations: convergence or divergence?Alain Klarsfeld, Toulouse Business School.

Perspectives on inclusion and the feminine enactment of police work: Barbie on the beat.Kenisha Linton, University of Greenwich.

Women in middle-eastern organisations: career experiences, opportunities and work-life balance.Nicolina Kamenou-Aigbekaen, Heriot-Watt University.

French women entrepreneurs: How do they perceive their work-life conciliation?Sophia Belghiti-Mahut, University of United Arab Emirates.

Sexual Harassment Dilemmas in the Canadian Workplace.Rana Haq, Laurentian University.

 

Session 4-b

Thursday 23rd June, 10.45-13.00, Room B223

 

Arab women entrepreneurs in Spain: like cedars beside the stream. Marina Roig and Lourdes Susaeta, IESE Business School.

When men are in the minority: the differential effects of leader-follower gender in pink collar settings.Ilhami Yücel and Orlando Richard, Erzincan University.

 

v  Stream 5: Business management practices for inclusive and sustainable development

Convenors: Susan van Schie, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Ines Meyer, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Session 5-a

Wednesday 22nd June, 16.15-18.30, Room B224

 

Job search behaviour amongst the unemployed: What incremental value do psychosocial factors have over structural factors?Ines Meyer, University of Cape Town.

Diversity talent management.Julie N’Cho, Toulouse Business School.

v  Stream 6: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Convenor: Andri Georgiadou, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Session 6-a

Thursday 23rd June, 14.30-16.30, Room B224

 

Affirmative Action: The Pros and Cons Examined Through Student Work, and a Discussion of Contemporary Issues. James Collins, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

God, secularism and freedom of expression for employees in the British National Health Service.Andrew Hambler, University of Wolverhampton.

 

v  Stream 7: Talking in Circles: Challenging alterity with indigenous methodologies

Convenors: Michelle Cromwell, Regis College, USA

Pamela Taylor, Seattle University, USA

Session 7-a

Thursday 23rd June, 14.30-16.30, Room B224

 

Toward and Indigenous, Decolonizing School Leadership: A Literature Review. Muhammad Khalifa, University of Minnesota.

Stories from Within: Dismantling institutionalized racism using peacemaking circles. Michelle Cromwell, Regis College, USA.

By and On Manuel Quintin Lame: an exploration of counterhegemonic writings and narratives on Colombian indigenous identity in the 20th and 21st centuries.Brett Troyan. SUNY Cortland.

 

v  Stream 8: Diversity in Higher Education

Convenors: Carola Bauschke-Urban, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany

Mark Anthony Gooden, The University of Texas, USA

Victoria Schowunmi, UCL IOE, United Kingdom

Felizitas Sagebiel, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Maria Tsouroufli, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Session 8a

Wednesday 22nd June, 16.15-18.30, Room B224

 

Playing it right? Greek women’s embodied performances of gender, respectability and legitimacy in higher education.Maria Tsouroufli, University of Wolverhampton.

Culturally Responsive School Leadership. Mark Anthony Gooden, The University of Texas, USA.

Refugee & Asylum Seeker Integration – The (Proactive) Role of Higher Education Institutions.James Collins, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

 

v  Stream 9: Economic crisis and austerity the risks on human and social rights at work

Convenors: Joana Vassilopoulou, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Olivia Kyriakidou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Andri Georgiadou, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Session 9-a

Thursday 23rd June, 14.30-16.30, Room B223

 

Examining the Effects of EU Austerity Programs on Employment: A Comparison to the US Response to Economic Crisis.Andrew Michael, Regis University.

Inequalities in art and culture: artistic labour in the UK during the recent economic crisis. Marios Samdanis, Sotheby's Institute of Art.

Migration, Career Trajectories and Austerity: A life course approach to examining the career pathways of individuals in low paid work.Gina Netto, Heriot Watt University.

Enacting Solidarity: An Inclusive and Sustainable Solution for the Refugee Crisis. Dimitria Groutsis, University of Sydney.

Austerity, HRM and discrimination - evidence from Performance Management in the UK Civil Service. Steve French, Keele University.

 

v  Stream 10: Doctoral colloquium

Convenor: Joana Vassilopoulou, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Session 10-a

Wednesday 22nd June, 13.30-15.45, Room B223

 

Diversity and talent management.Julie N’Cho, Toulouse Business School.           

Do Women Cook in Boardrooms? Evidence from Equity Offerings. Yi Hong (Tiffany) Thng, University of Reading.

Race equality and black staff in UK higher education institutions: An exploration of barriers to progress. Min Rodriguez, University of Hertfordshire.

 

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

·       Bebbington, Diane, Director, Knowledge Perspectives

·       Belghiti-Mahut, Sophia, Université de Montpellier 2, France

·       Bender, Anne-Françoise, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

·       Bendl, Regine, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria

·       Booysen, Lize , Antioch University, Greensboro, USA

·       Brabet, Julienne, Université Paris Est, Paris, France

·       Chanlat, Jean-François, Université Paris-Dauphine, France

·       Codello-Guijarro, Penelope, Université Paris Est, France

·       Combs, Gwendolyn M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

·       Cornet, Annie, Université de Liège, Belgium

·       Dolan, Simon, ESADE, Barcelona, Spain

·       Falcoz, Christophe, IAE, Université Lyon III, France

·       Georgiadou, Andri, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

·       Henda, Sana, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce d’Amiens, France

·       Jardat, Rémi, ISTEC, Paris, France

·       Karatas-Ozkan, Mine, University of Southampton, UK

·       Klarsfeld, Alain, Toulouse Business School, France

·       Kletz, Pierre, Mandel Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel

·       Kyriakidou, Olivia, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

·       Laufer, Jacqueline, HEC, Paris, France

·       Naschberger, Christine , Audencia, Nantes, France

·       Ng, Eddy, Dalehousie University, Halifax, Canada

·       Özbilgin, Mustafa Brunel University, UK and Universite Paris-Dauphine, France

·       Panayiotou, Alexia, University of Cyprus

·       Pigeyre,