multiculturalism

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multiculturalism,

n a philosophy that recognizes ethnic diversity within a society and that encourages others to be enlightened by worthwhile contributions to society by those of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
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In conclusion, with participative and interactive communication in CGM, multicultural organizations and active publics can communicate directly, freely and adequately, without any restrictions that sometimes come directly from cultural factors.
But this study needs to expand this notion to Multicultural Organization (MCO), in order to include more kinds of organizations other than corporation or enterprise, and at the same time, any domestic organizations with multicultural publics.
Furthermore, immigrant women may start from the desire/need of finding employment through "apprenticing" in Canadian immigrant and multicultural organizations which provide a safe opportunity for Canadian work experience.
For example "ethnic motives" for organizing may lead to multicultural organizations (not just ethnic) while the important community(-ies) may be both the ethnic community and the broader Canadian society, as in the case of A27 (see details in text below).
a multicultural organization only (a phenomenon that is indeed occurring), the same explanation cannot be utilized to account for high participation in non-multicultural, mainstream organizations.
Again another woman, who has been very involved with immigrant women organizing, first as a volunteer and later as a paid employee, got involved with a multicultural organization because she felt lonely and out of place after she had moved.
The importance of creating a multicultural organization that celebrates differences is good business for a number of reasons including the bottom line.
The Multicultural Organization," Academy of Management Executive, 5, 1991, 34-47.
One important goal of camp organizations ought to be developing multicultural organizations that reflect the contributions and interests of diverse cultural and social groups.
and offers ways to create multicultural organizations that embrace and incorporate that diversity.
Fine identified two newer research perspectives,(2) the interpretive and the critical perspectives, that are more compatible with the problematics of diversity, and called for research studies that examine the social construction of gender, race, and class, and how culturally diverse individuals in organizations create multicultural organizations.
Fine's (1993) call for research on how individuals create multicultural organizations echoed an earlier article (Fine, 1991), in which she proposed a two-part framework for understanding multicultural communication in organizations.
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