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Inclusion: A Business Approach That Could Impact Communities
Doing Business In A Multicultural World: Challenges and Opportunities (2009)
  • Effenus Henderson
Abstract

One of the most remarkable aspects of global economic integration is the rapidly growing interaction among people and communities around the world. In some ways, this interconnectedness has brought us closer together and diminished our differences. But it has also heightened awareness of our differences, and in some cases created opportunities for political conflict in which cultural differences are used to divide and polarize populations. As a key player in global economic integration, business has an important stake in facilitating cooperative relations among peoples. Growing tensions and polarization along cultural, religious and ethnic lines undermine stable, sustainable business environments, and can be targeted directly at companies. At the same time, successfully managing diversity – among employees, customers and other stakeholders – is increasingly recognized as an imperative for business success.

Publication Date
2009
Editor
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Publisher
United Nations
Citation Information
Effenus Henderson. "Inclusion: A Business Approach That Could Impact Communities" New YorkDoing Business In A Multicultural World: Challenges and Opportunities (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/effenus_henderson/3/