A longitudinal comparison of aspects of diversity in two common wealth countries.
Nel, Pieter; Fourie, Leon; Du Plessis, Andries
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Citation:Nel, P., Fourie, L., and Du Plessis, A.J. (2013). A longitudinal comparison of aspects of diversity in two common wealth countries. In Globalizing businesses for the next century: visualizing and developing contemporary approaches to harness future opportunities. GBATA 15th annual international conference. Readings book. 947-955. ISBN: 1932917098
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Commonwealth countries have a common colonial background with accompanying problems and opportunities. Recognising and addressing diversity and equal employment opportunity are common issues in these countries. The focus is on four empirical research projects over 10 years in New Zealand and South Africa between 2000 and 2010 with forecasts up to 2020 enabling comparative analyses in a longitudinal manner. The overall results show a heightened awareness of particularly diversity and equal employment opportunity which highlights an increased rolefor HR practitioners in both countries. Opportunities are created for business leaders to take note of the commonality between New Zealand and South Africa which could lead to enhanced inter-country business activities and improved returns