EDIR in UK B&M schools

From its beginnings, inclusion, equality and diversity have been at the centre of our learned society’s values, but we, along with others, face many challenges. The purpose of this research project has been to build knowledge and understanding, and to propose best practice and policy recommendations for effectively addressing issues related to equality and diversity, inclusion and respect (EDIR) in HE business and management schools. The project incorporates a State-of-the-Art literature review, secondary HESA data analysis, and ethnographic data collection and analysis.

The project team consisted of:

  • Professor Martyna Śliwa, Durham University Business School, Vice Chair Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect, BAM
  • Professor Nic Beech FBAM, Middlesex University, President, BAM
  • Professor Katy Mason FBAM, Lancaster University Management School, Chair, BAM
  • Dr Lisi Gordon, University of Dundee
  • Professor Ashley Lenihan, Georgetown University, USA, BAM, Senior Policy Adviser

 The project’s final report was published at the BAM2022 Conference’ and is available to download here

A paper arising from this research was published Open Access in Gender, Work and Organisation. ' “That's bang out of order, mate!”: Gendered and racialized micro-practices of disadvantage and privilege in UK business schools' [https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12920 ]  by Martyna ŚliwaLisi GordonKaty MasonNic Beech