6.6 Practices of Organizing Migrants' Integration and Diverse Workforce

  • Vedran Omanovic University of Gothenburg
  • Lotte Holck Copenhagen Business School
  • Annette Risberg Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Emre Tarim Lancaster University
Keywords: Workplace Integration, Diverse Workforce, Organizational Socialization, Migrants, Gender Equality


This track invites contributions that focus on organizational practices of organizing migrants’ integration into the labor market and their workplace integration and socialization, as well as on practices of organizing diverse workforce. We also invite contributions that explore how migrant workers relate to these practices of organizing by looking more carefully at the potential for agency among migrants themselves, in terms of their active mobilization in the transformation of such practices of organizing. Finally, we also welcome contributions that shed a light on consequences of such ways of organizing for both organizations and migrant- workers/jobseekers.


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Holck, L. (2018). Unequal by structure: Exploring the structural embeddedness of organizational diversity. Organization, 25(2), 242-259.

Knights D., and Omanović V. (2015). Rethinking Diversity in Organizations and Society (p. 83-108). In Handbook on Diversity in Organizations, edited by Bendl R., Henttonen E., and Mils A. Oxford.

Konle-Seidl R. and Bolits G. (2016). Labor Market Integration of Refugees: Strategies and good practices. Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy.

Van Maanen, J. and Schein, E.H. (1977). Toward of Theory of Organizational Socialization, Research in Organizational Behavior, 1, 209-264.