Bok 2015

Diversity Icebreaker II – Further Perspectives (2015)

A collection of research articles and conference presentation papers about the Diversity Icebreaker from 2008-2014, edited by Bjørn Z. Ekelund and Piotr Pluta.

The book is a result of continuous research and development efforts, in cooperation with numerous academics worldwide in order to better comprehend the tool’s impact, explore new application possibilities, and test the Diversity Icebreaker’s limits in both academia and practice.

The book is meant for DI users interested in the concept and its scientific background, as well as for academics looking for research questions to investigate.



Publications included in the book:

The Diversity Icebreaker: developing shared understanding of cooperation
Bjørn Z. Ekelund, Leah Davcheva and Jan V. Iversen

Managing diversity in teams
Bjørn Z. Ekelund

The Diversity Icebreaker for third culture building: a social constructionist approach for managing diversity
Bjørn Z. Ekelund and Kazuma Matoba

The Diversity Icebreaker as a psychological assessment – a cognitive diversity model?
Bjørn Z. Ekelund and Piotr Pluta

Promoting democratic practice through the Diversity Icebreaker in multicultural student groups
Alexis Rossi, Marieke Van Egmond, Kristin S. Orgeret, Piotr Pluta and Bjørn Z. Ekelund

The Diversity Icebreaker as a flexible tool for diversity management
Bjørn Z. Ekelund and Piotr Pluta

The Diversity Icebreaker applied in conflict management: from Norway, through the Balkans to the Middle East
Bjørn Z. Ekelund

Keeping a diverse work-force: more than glossy rhetoric?
Birgit Urstad