Best Practices or Best Guesses? Assessing the Efficacy of Corporate Affirmative Action and Diversity Policies

  title={Best Practices or Best Guesses? Assessing the Efficacy of Corporate Affirmative Action and Diversity Policies},
  author={Alexandra Kalev and Frank R. Dobbin and Erin L. Kelly},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={589 - 617}
Employers have experimented with three broad approaches to promoting diversity. Some programs are designed to establish organizational responsibility for diversity, others to moderate managerial bias through training and feedback, and still others to reduce the social isolation of women and minority workers. These approaches find support in academic theories of how organizations achieve goals, how stereotyping shapes hiring and promotion, and how networks influence careers. This is the first… 

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