2.3. THE STAGES OF GLOBALIZATION: APPLYING A DIVERSITY MODEL

In a world in which European offices are powered by Japanese semiconductors set in American computers housed in Thai teak office furniture that rests on Iranian rugs, it is clear that the world is increasingly our corporate environments and that we cannot position ourselves in isolation from others. Even so, not all corporations are global—and not all will become global. Before evaluating or developing your global diversity program, it is important to understand the stage of globalization that currently exists in your company as well as your desired corporate diversity goal.

Managing global diversity requires an expanded paradigm and additional models. Understanding the drivers and ...

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