Call for contributors to new book:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Business and Management

Editors: Professor Sally Everett and Ian Hill

Publishers: SAGE Publications

Supported by: Chartered Association of Business Schools

We are inviting members of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, in particular those who hold the CMBE, to write a chapter for this important new book. Published by SAGE Publications and edited by Professor Sally Everett and Ian Hill of Kings' Business School 'Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Business and Management' brings together insights from academic practitioners and experts from a wide range of different business schools, and explores equality and diversity issues across core business and management subject areas.

Interested in contributing?

The book will contain 13 chapters, of which 6 are still to be allocated. If you are interested in writing one of the remaining chapters (either individually or as part of a small group) please email Sally Everett

  1. Leadership - allocated
  2. Organisational Behaviour - allocated
  3. Human Resource Management – allocated
  4. Marketing – allocated
  5. Strategy - allocated
  6. International Business - To be assigned
  7. Entrepreneurship & Innovation - allocated
  8. Economics - allocated
  9. Finance - To be assigned
  10. Accounting - allocated
  11. Business and Employment Law - To be assigned
  12. Operations & Information Management  -To be assigned
  13. Supply Chain Management and Logistics - allocated


Increasingly universities and business schools are designing and embedding core modules and courses into their curriculum that are focused on social justice, equity and inclusion. However, currently there is no published textbook that directly addresses diversity, equality and inclusion issues and challenges from the perspective of business and management practices.

This edited book comprising chapters written by academic practitioners and experts from a wide range of different business schools explores equality and diversity issues across core business and management subject areas (including leadership, human resource management, organisational behaviour, marketing, entrepreneurship, strategy, business law, international business, economics, finance, accounting and supply chain management).

Comprising subject-specific chapters that can be used on their own in relevant courses, or as a core text for a whole business or management programme, this edited text offers a student-friendly, accessible and comprehensive resource for teaching and study. Although primarily aimed at business and management undergraduate students (all levels), postgraduate students will also find it useful as an introductory text given the addition of theoretical models, critical perspectives and case studies sourced from different organisation types and international business contexts. Supported by a range of pedagogic elements including case studies, theoretical models, self-reflections, glossaries and practice questions, this textbook will be wide ranging in content and scope and aims to support the development of key skills and competencies that graduates will need as they enter the world of work.

If you are interested in writing one of the remaining chapters (either individually or as part of a small group) please email Sally Everett by Friday 24 March

Two example chapter abstracts

HRM  -  Ian Hill, King’s College London

The chapter will draw upon sociological research to illustrate that income inequality has increased in most countries in recent years (Berg 2015). Some of the largest wage gaps can be found within the service sector that has come to dominate advanced western economies (ibid). Moreover, we see a persistent trend of inequality according to social class, race, gender and intersectional identities (Glenn 2015). This chapter will seek to define inequality and outline some of the general trends in inequality in the workplace today. The chapter will outline several different sociological theories, including horizontal and vertical segregation, that help us to understand why inequality persists in the context of race, gender, social class and intersectional identities. The chapter will finish with business practices that can help to alleviate some of the inequalities found within our organisations, including changes to the way in which we recruit candidates. Based on case studies and empirical research, the chapter will cover how HRM strategies help us to alleviate some of the macro inequalities illustrated within this chapter.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Irina Popova & Jose Christian)

This chapter will focus on the positive actions and contributions with regards to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the context of both Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. The journey from idea to start-up to a small/large business is not an easy one and it usually includes an individual or a small group of people who assume the risk related to the project. A lot is known about the critical success factors in entrepreneurship however little attention is given to the role EDI play in the process of new venture creation. Different hubs of entrepreneurial activity such as incubators, accelerators, entrepreneurial challenges, awards etc. leverage the benefits of EDI for the entrepreneurial process. Similarly, innovation requires the coming together of individuals from diverse backgrounds, both in terms of knowledge and culture. The role of EDI in innovation management cannot be underestimated, as a firm’s innovation potential is directly related to having a diverse workforce from which to leverage differing but complementary knowledge. More recently, the emphasis on open innovation and digital transformation has made it critical for firms to access external knowledge to remain competitive. A firm’s EDI capabilities are once again critical in the ability to make sense of this external knowledge. It is therefore important for firms to appreciate how critical it is to manage innovation in the context of EDI to remain competitive.

The book will have the following pedagogical features:

  • Bulleted chapter learning objectives
  • Icon or coloured headings in each section (L4/L5/L6) to show relevance for different levels. Differentiation of students and ability to pick appropriate content for different level modules.
  • Diagrams, figures, graphs, images
  • Think points
  • Activities to foster active and experiential learning


  • March 2023 abstracts collated and out to external review
  • March 2023 to March 2024: write chapters and secure image rights
  • March 2024 – Summer 2024: finalise, copy edit, review and introductions by editors
  • Summer 2024 – September 2024 – proofs, checks, online materials etc
  • January 2025 launch with CABS LTSE event launch (summer 2025)