The following call for chapters is for a book being edited by Dr. Nancy Erbe, at California State University. I will be writing a chapter, and would be happy to answer any questions if you are interested in submitting a proposal.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2013
Full Chapters Due: June 30,2013
Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation
A book edited by Dr. Nancy Erbe (California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA)
To be published by IGI Global:
We are living in an increasingly innovative global community. In the face of vast promise and potential, however, many struggle with global diversity and difference---the variable that, when more effectively navigated, reaps rich rewards.
Many contemporary skills and approaches are emerging as the result of researching and working with diverse global partnerships, teams, networks, companies and projects. Anyone working in this global community must stay abreast of these developments and aspire to master the most important for their particular involvement.
Objective of the Book
This book aspires to present a variety of practical tools, skills, practices, models and approaches that are proving themselves in practice---demonstrating effectiveness with managing diversity and innovation. It will also present a few visionary proposals for transforming societies, citizens and professions so all concerned are better prepared to embrace diversity and do their part in creating valuable and necessary innovation that positively impacts the global community.
This book will benefit several disciplines, including business (human resources, management (business and public) , marketing, organizational development, sales and training, engineering (including digital media arts) and information technology as well as any other area concerned with international studies, development, and service.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
•· Practices for increasing constructive capacity with ambiguity, difference, unfamiliarity, disequilibrium, and complexity
•· Reducing defensiveness (distorted perception, premature and rigid judgment and other negative habit/reaction, e.g. seeking the comfort of “sameness,” in/out groups)
•· Reflective Practice (recognizing, identifying, scrutinizing, improving….professional and personal frames across culture, especially internal barriers)
•· Approaches to validating and rewarding authentic curiosity (exceptional inquiry) and independence, initiative, risk taking; protecting and encouraging open expression of truly fresh ideas
•· Collaborative multicultural skill mastery (creating teams with inclusive equal participation)
•· Ways to identify common ground and options for shared gain
•· Managerial modeling, mentoring and responsiveness to diversity and innovation
•· Practices for building and sustaining positive cross-cultural rapport, relationship (effective reframing across culture)…organizational social capital
•· Transformative practice and approach to difference and diversity
•· Research based approaches to more effective global relationships promoting innovation
•· Innovative approaches to diversity and innovation
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 30, 2013 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 30, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2013. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.
March 30, 2013: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 30, 2013: Notification of Acceptance
June 30, 2013: Full Chapter Submission
July 30, 2013: Review Results Returned
August 30, 2013: Final Chapter Submission
January 22, 2014: Final Deadline
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Dr. Nancy d. Erbe
Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street, Carson Ca 90747
Tel.: +310-243-2805 • Fax: +310-516-4268
 If you have also created a web site for your manuscript, please list the link to your web site in this section.