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Akbar's multiculturalism: lessons for diversity management in the 21st century

Syed, Jawad (2011) Akbar's multiculturalism: lessons for diversity management in the 21st century. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration, 28 (4). pp. 402-412. ISSN 0825-0383

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This paper challenges the hegemony of US-centric perspectives in the diversity management literature by explaining how non-Western histories and cultures may provide alternative contexts for understanding and managing diversity. In pursuit of this, the paper describes how Muslim ruler Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar conceptualized multiculturalism in 16th century India, and how his principles of sulh-i-kul, rah-i-aql, and rawa-i-rozi may be adopted to develop a sociopolitical environment conducive to managing cultural diversity in organizations, an environment currently lacking even in the majority of democratic countries in the world today.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Schools: The Business School
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 14:09


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