Mishlin Nweiser1, Krisztina Dajnoki2

1 Károly Ihrig Doctoral School of Management and Business, University of Debrecen, Hungary, Debrecen

2 Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Debrecen, Hungary, Debrecen



Abstract: Workforce diversity is an international phenomenon in developed and developing countries. Diversity is an issue that has gotten a lot of attention in many fields; diversity and inclusion have become accepted as a global business topic. Workplace diversity (WPD) is a holistic concept that refers to company employees’ disparities. It refers to the complex physical, sociological, and psychological characteristics characterising an individual or group, such as gender, race, sexual orientation, and religious or political beliefs. Academics and practitioners alike are paying increased attention to workforce diversity. This research aims to investigate and provide a conceptual understanding and significance of diversity, especially workplace diversity in different countries; the literature also examines their methodology to investigate workforce diversity. Also, this paper explores literature about the increasing global influence of workforce diversity and its effect on the workplace drawing on previous studies. In addition, because of the benefits to the organisation and the people who work there, diversity in the workplace has become a meaningful and significant topic. The research took a qualitative approach through a comprehensive review of previous literature. The primary purpose of this article is to review the literature on workforce diversity on a global basis.

Keywords: Diversity, Inclusion, Workforce, WPD content analysis

JEL classification codes: M14, O15



Nweiser, M., Dajnoki, K., 2022. The Importance of Workforce Diversity Management as a Global Imperative – a Systematic Review. Oradea Journal of Business and Economics, 7(2), pp. 63-74, http://doi.org/10.47535/1991ojbe157.