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Diversity training programme outcomes: a systematic review.

Alhejji, Hussain; Garavan, Thomas; Carbery, Ronan; O'Brien, Fergal; McGuire, David


Hussain Alhejji

Thomas Garavan

Ronan Carbery

Fergal O'Brien


The purpose of this paper is to analyze current scholarship on diversity training outcomes utilizing a systematic literature review (SLR) and provide insights for future research. The article advances our understanding of diversity training outcomes through the integration of three perspectives: the business case, learning and social justice perspectives. The SLR revealed: (a) a literature that is fragmented and diverse in terms of publication outlets; (b) researchers conduct diversity training outcomes research in a diverse range or organizations, sectors, cultural and training contexts; (c) studies primarily reflect the business case or learning perspectives and (d) existing studies have significant methodological limitations. We argue the need for future research to adopt multiple perspectives ensure better cross fertilization of perspectives and make use of more sophisticated methodologies.


Alhejji, H., Garavan, T., Carbery, R., O'Brien, F., & McGuire, D. (2016). Diversity training programme outcomes: a systematic review. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 27(1), 95-149.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 13, 2015
Online Publication Date Sep 21, 2015
Publication Date Mar 18, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 2, 2015
Publicly Available Date Sep 22, 2017
Journal Human Resource Development Quarterly
Print ISSN 1044-8004
Electronic ISSN 1532-1096
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 1
Pages 95-149
Keywords Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
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