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Ng, Eddy S.

Works: 26 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 1,137 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Longitudinal studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HF5549.5.M5, 658.3008
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eddy S Ng
Generational career shifts : how matures, boomers, gen Xers, and millennials view work by Eddy S Ng( )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizations and employers are currently managing an inter-generational workforce, and the most prudent of these are seeking to enhance the careers of new entrants. HRM, careers, and work researchers have begun to explore career-related differences among the four generations of workers currently in employment, but to date there has been very little in the way of full-length comparative studies. In Generational Career Shifts: How Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Millennials View Work, Eddy S. Ng, Sean T. Lyons, and Linda Schweizer develop a timely, wide-ranging examination of inter-generational differences in work priorities, career attitudes, career experiences, and career outcomes. Offering a comprehensive overview of existing research, and drawing upon the authors' own largescale study of students and knowledge workers, this book documents how careers have fundamentally shifted over the past five decades. Along the way, it offers crucial insights into what these shifts mean for employers and their management strategies. Generational Career Shifts is essential reading for career researchers, generational researchers, practitioners within executive education, as well as for career counsellors, human resource departments, corporate libraries, and people managers)
Managing the new workforce : international perspectives on the millennial generation by B. C. J Zoeteman( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a unique historical phenomenon of demographics, a large cohort of post-war Baby Boomers is retiring as a new cadre of younger workers, the twenty-somethings referred to as 'Gen Y' or Millennials, are being recruited to replace them. This workforce of the future comes with their own set of expectations, demands, and work habits. This book provides an understanding of the new workforce in many countries and settings. The international perspective makes it possible to examine cross-cultural similarities and differences in HRM practices."--Adapted from back cover
Research handbook of international and comparative perspectives on diversity management( )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparative approach to current diversity management concerns facing nations. Spanning 19 countries and across Africa, it covers age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, national origin and the intersection of various dimensions of diversity. The multicultural and multi-country teams of contributors, leading scholars in their own countries, examine how the various actors react, adopt and manage the different dimensions of diversity, from a multitude of approaches, from national to sectoral and from tribes to trade unions, but always with a comparative, multi-country perspective
Generational career shift : summary report of key findings by Sean T Lyons( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International handbook on diversity management at work : country perspectives on diversity and equal treatment( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second edition of this important reference work provides important updates and new perspectives on the cases constituting the first edition, as well as including contributions from a number of new countries: Australia, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria and Russia. Countries that have been updated and expanded are Austria, Canada, France, India, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United Kingdom."--
Comparative equality and diversity: main findings and research gaps( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<Title><x>Abstract</x></title><sec><title>Purpose</title>- This is a special issue introduction on cross-cultural and comparative diversity management (DM). The purpose of this paper is to present five articles that explore and examine some of the complexities of equality and DM in various countries around the world.</sec><sec><title>Design/methodology/approach</title>- In this introductory paper, the authors provide an overview and the current state of literature on comparative research on equality and diversity. The authors also gathered a list of indices that is helpful as secondary data for informing comparative and cross-national research in this domain.</sec><sec><title>Findings</title>- To date, comparative work involving two or more countries is scarce with Canada/USA comparisons first appearing in the 1990s, followed by other groupings of countries a decade later. Existing comparative work has started to uncover the dialectics of voluntary and mandated action: both complement each other, although the order in which they appear vary from context to context. This work also acknowledges that there are varying degrees of intensity in the way that legislations may constrain employer action in encouraging a more diverse workforce, and that there is more than a binary choice between blind equality of rights (identity blind) and quota-based policies (affirmative action) available to decision makers.</sec><sec><title>Originality/value</title>- The comparative nature of these papers allows the reader to compare and contrast the different approaches to the adoption and implementation of DM. The authors also draw attention to several areas in cross-cultural DM research that have been understudied and deserve attention.</sec>
Multiculturalism during challenging times( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Retreat of Multiculturalism? Explaining the South Korean Exception( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the past 8 years, South Korea (hereafter Korea) has experienced a multicultural explosion--a growing emphasis on multiculturalism in both popular and political discourse. After demonstrating how multiculturalism has been framed as a means, indicator, and object of individual and national development, this article focuses on the improvement of global rank as one reason for the shift in Korea. In the course of diffusing the discourse and policies of multiculturalism, international intergovernmental organizations frame cultural diversity, and tolerance as a matter of development: Cultural diversity is necessary for individual and national development, and the more developed a society is, the more tolerant its people are. Korea's self-perception as a nation in the middle of the global economic and symbolic hierarchy encourages multiculturalism as a way to move toward the core. The Korean case then suggests a possible reason for the retreat of multiculturalism in Western Europe. In Western European countries, the failure of multiculturalism is blamed on (illiberal) immigrant minorities rather than on majority groups, so that retreating from multiculturalism does not threaten perceptions of liberality, democracy, or core status. In Korea, in contrast, achieving multicultural tolerance is construed as a task that nonimmigrant majority Koreans must achieve in order for the nation to gain the status of a truly developed country
GENERATION CAREER SHIFTS : how veterans, boomers, xers, and millennials view work by Eddy S Ng( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Employment equity and workplace diversity in Canada by Rana HAQ( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A comparative review of multiculturalism in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, and South Africa( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Creating and Sustaining Evidence for "Failed Multiculturalism."( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In recent years, so-called "honor killings" came onto the political agenda of many migrant-receiving societies including Germany. There were heated debates over the meanings of these murders in courts, parliaments, media, and the broader public sphere. These debates centered mainly on the question of whether "honor killing" is a culturally specific type of violence that occurs only in certain cultural communities, or a form of violence against women that cuts across all cultures. In Germany, "honor killing" acquired a particular and relatively well-entrenched meaning when it first came to fore in 2005 after the murder of Hatun Sürücü; it has since been understood as a culturally specific form of violence illustrating the irreconcilable differences between minority and majority cultures. As such, it has been associated with the "failed multiculturalism" diagnosis, indicating the inability of traditional migrant communities to integrate into mainstream society. This article seeks to problematize the discursive link between "honor killing" and failed multiculturalism and to explore the factors that help establish and sustain this link in Germany. The article identifies the dominant and competing frames of "honor killing" as articulated in the course of parliamentary debates and the broader public sphere and seeks to understand the reasons for the dominance of culture-based frames. It explains the presumed linkage between "honor killing" and failed multiculturalism by drawing attention to the institutional and discursive context within which these murders were debated. This analysis reveals the significance of the broader context in shaping the way multiculturalism is understood and practiced in culturally plural societies
Rethinking Multiculturalism After its "Retreat."( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At the beginning of the 21st century, many countries until the 1990s implemented multicultural policies that have backtracked. This article examines how multiculturalism as an idea and normative framework of immigrant integration evolved in Canada, the country that initiated it. Juxtaposing two recent time periods, the 1990s and the early 2000s, I conduct an analysis of dominant media and government discourses, which are interpreted against the backdrop of relevant policy changes. The theoretical framework underlines the relevance of socioethnic leveraging, which takes places as one group is constructed as socially, culturally, or morally more (or less) deviant from the dominant norm than the other. The outcome of leveraging can be fairly integrative. It can also reinforce minority marginalization. The analysis documents the importance of Québécois nationalism for the construction of Canadian multicultural identity in the 1990s and its relative absence during the reinvigoration of an Anglo-Saxon Canadian national core in the following decade. The article concludes that, from a comparative perspective, multiculturalism in Canada remains strong. However, its meaning has changed from being "about us" to being "about them." Hence, although it was originally meant to be a national identity for all Canadians, it now risks becoming a minority affair. The fact that even in Canada multiculturalism has lost much of its original meaning should serve as a wake-up all. It suggests, among others, that the relationship between the national majority and minority groups need rethinking
Multiculturalism, Mauritian Style( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Multiculturalism is on the retreat in many Western countries. As an ideology, it is criticized for failing to engender national belonging and social cohesion and thereby to encourage groups of citizens to have parallel lives. In this article, we present the case of Mauritius that is often viewed as a successful plural society. We discuss the conditions that are conducive to a working multiculturalism in Mauritius as well as the challenges. We use empirical findings from our relatively large-scale survey research among adolescents from the three main ethnic groups (i.e., Hindus, Creoles, Muslims). The metaphorical representation of the nation as a rainbow or fruit salad means that cultural diversity forms part of the national self-image, but within a secular state where individual rights prevail. Our findings show that all participants reported strong and compatible national, ethnic, and religious group identifications and that dual identity was the most chosen identity option. Furthermore, intergroup relations tended to be positive but there was a strong preference for ethnic endogamy. Additionally, there were social psychological processes that work against harmonious intergroup relations. The article concludes by discussing what can be learned from Mauritian style multiculturalism
Millennials' work values: differences across the school to work transition( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<Title><x>Abstract</x></title><sec><title>Purpose</title>- The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether work values vary across different life and career stages in a sample of Millennials.</sec><sec><title>Design/methodology/approach</title>- The sample for this study was comprised of 906 Canadian Millennials (born between 1980 and 1994).</sec><sec><title>Findings</title>- Pre-career and working Millennials varied in terms of the importance they placed on five work values - interesting work, achievement, good co-workers, doing work that helped people and salary - although these differences were small in magnitude. This suggests that Millennials' work values are relatively stable as they grow older and gain work experience.</sec><sec><title>Research limitations/implications</title>- A large body of research citing generational differences relies upon cross-sectional studies which compares different generations of individuals at different life stages, thus making it impossible to disentangle whether the differences are a result of generational or life-cycle effects. The findings that the importance of work values shift over the life course suggest that maturation effects may explain only a small portion of these differences in the emerging adulthood phase. This finding is particularly important for researchers who rely on samples of post-secondary students as this is a period of change from both an individual and career developmental perspective.</sec><sec><title>Practical implications</title>- This research suggests that pre-career Millennials may be attracted to organizations which emphasize a collegial work environment and socially responsible culture. Once they are in the workforce, Millennials can be attracted and retained through attractive working conditions and remuneration. All Millennials are most likely to be attracted to workplaces that provide interesting work, work-life balance, job security and the information workers need to do their jobs effectively.</sec><sec><title>Originality/value</title>- Developmental psychology and career development literature suggest that transitioning from school-to-work is a major life event. Past research has shown that the importance of work values change across this transition and that this change differs among social generations (i.e. Baby Boomers and Generation Xers), but research to date has not examined this transition in the current, millennial generation (born after 1980). We answer the call for researchers to understand Millennials as they progress in their careers, demonstrate that the shift in work values is different for Millennials, and provide actionable recommendations for managers.</sec>
A Trump presidency and the prospect for equality and diversity( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Are we there yet? : advancing women in Canada and Australia : similar goals, different policies by Eddy S Ng( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examining 'Postmulticultural' and Civic Turns in the Netherlands, Britain, Germany, and Denmark( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There is a widely shared view that the appeal of multiculturalism as a public policy has suffered considerable political damage. In many European states the turn to "civic" measures and discourses has been deemed more suitable for the objectives of minority integration and the promotion of preferred modes of social and political unity. It is therefore said that the first decade of the new century has been characterized by a reorientation in immigrant integration policies--from liberal culturalist to the "return of assimilation" (Brubaker, 2001), on route to a broader "retreat from multiculturalism" (Joppke, 2004). In this article, we argue that such portrayals mask a tendency that is more complicated in some cases and much less evident in others. To elaborate this, we offer a detailed account of the inception and then alleged movement away from positions in favor of multiculturalism in two countries that have adopted different versions of it, namely the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and two countries that have historically rejected multiculturalism, namely Denmark and Germany. We argue that while there is undoubtedly a rhetorical separation between multiculturalism and civic integration, the latter is in some cases building on the former, and broadly needs to be understood as more than a retreat of multiculturalism. Taking seriously Banting and Kymlicka's argument that understanding the evolution of integration requires the "the mind-set of an archaeologist, " we offer a policy genealogy that allows us to set the backlash against multiculturalism in context, in manner that explicates its provenance, permutations, and implications
Individual, teams, and organizational benefits of managing diversity : an evidence-based perspective by Eddy S Ng( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Managing and sustaining an ageing nursing workforce: identifying opportunities and best practices within collective agreements in Canada( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Aim: This paper seeks to identify gaps within nursing collective agreements for opportunities to implement practices to sustain the nursing workforce. Background: Since the majority of nurses in Canada are unionised, some of the strategies recommended in the literature to cope with nursing shortage may not apply to unionised nurses, making collective agreements a potential source for designing practices that can mitigate the impact of ageing nurses. Method: Nine major collective agreements for registered nurses in each province governing the nursing employment relationship were analysed to see if different practices were already addressed in the collective agreements. Results: Five such practices were identified, including: providing more mentorship opportunities; encouraging nurses who are eligible to retire to remain in the nursing workforce; attracting internationally trained nurses; implementing operational changes that include process improvements or new technologies; and empowering nurses through flexibility in work schedules. Conclusion: If collective agreements are silent in any of the strategies identified in the literature, health-care organisations can adopt these practices without violating the collective agreements. Implications for nursing management: Non-unionised health-care organisations can also benefit from learning about these policies and practices to assist in managing and sustaining an ageing nursing workforce
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Eddy Ng wetenschapper

Ng, Eddy

Ng, Eddy S. W.

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