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Greater inclusion of people with disabilities in mainstream employment: A call to action for the management discipline to engage with this wicked problem

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • With the objective of engaging management scholars with the wicked problem of exclusion of people with disabilities from mainstream employment, this paper presents a research agenda based on a review of available literature. Three themes emerged from the review: (1) supply-side predictors of employment outcomes, (2) demand-side predictors and (3) environmental predictors. Gaps in current knowledge include: (1) limited studies with theoretical underpinnings; (2) few longitudinal studies which measure real employment outcomes; (3) a lack of in-depth understanding regarding sources of employer heterogeneity; and (4) a lack of holistic approaches to understanding employment outcomes for people with disabilities. We call on management scholars to fill these gaps in knowledge in order to facilitate better employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Ikutegbe, P., Sheridan, L. M., Gordon, R. & Randle, M. J. (2019). Greater inclusion of people with disabilities in mainstream employment: A call to action for the management discipline to engage with this wicked problem. 33rd ANZAM Conference: Wicked solutions to wicked problems: the challenges facing management research and practice (pp. 1245-1245). Queensland, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.

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  • 1245

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  • 1245

Place Of Publication


  • Queensland, Australia

Abstract


  • With the objective of engaging management scholars with the wicked problem of exclusion of people with disabilities from mainstream employment, this paper presents a research agenda based on a review of available literature. Three themes emerged from the review: (1) supply-side predictors of employment outcomes, (2) demand-side predictors and (3) environmental predictors. Gaps in current knowledge include: (1) limited studies with theoretical underpinnings; (2) few longitudinal studies which measure real employment outcomes; (3) a lack of in-depth understanding regarding sources of employer heterogeneity; and (4) a lack of holistic approaches to understanding employment outcomes for people with disabilities. We call on management scholars to fill these gaps in knowledge in order to facilitate better employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Ikutegbe, P., Sheridan, L. M., Gordon, R. & Randle, M. J. (2019). Greater inclusion of people with disabilities in mainstream employment: A call to action for the management discipline to engage with this wicked problem. 33rd ANZAM Conference: Wicked solutions to wicked problems: the challenges facing management research and practice (pp. 1245-1245). Queensland, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.

Start Page


  • 1245

End Page


  • 1245

Place Of Publication


  • Queensland, Australia