The Corporate Diversity Jigsaw

To be published simultaneously in Paperback and Hardback formats by Cambridge University Press in 2022/ 23

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Early endorsements:

  • Prof Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School:

Diversity is an emotive topic, so discussions are often one-sided and based on flimsy research which shows what people wants to hear. Akshaya Kamalnath’s book is a breath of fresh air, drawing on evidence based on its rigour rather than its claims, and highlighting the nuances and shades of grey in issues that often portrayed as black-and-white. Read this book if you’d like a true diversity of opinions on this important issue.”

  • Prof Vanessa Bohns, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, ILR School, Cornell University:

With this book, Kamalnath offers a fresh and insightful perspective on the critical issue of diversity—an issue so many organizations continually struggle to get right. An extremely timely and nuanced appeal with proposed solutions that have been carefully considered.”

  • Professor Prof. Siri Terjesen is Professor & Associate Dean for Research and External Relations at Florida Atlantic University College of Business:

This well-referenced book explores the complex and ever-changing dynamics of corporate diversity across levels from individual through boards, firms, and social movements. Moreover, Kamalnath covers a breadth of contexts around the world, and synthesizes a breadth of findings across academic literatures.”

  • Dr. Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci,  Jacobson Fellow at New York University School of Law:

“In her new book, Akshaya Kamalnath brings the discussion on diversity in corporate governance to the level of complexity the topic deserves. Once again, the Author tackles a burning issue in corporate governance, providing bright and deep insights. The Corporate Diversity Jigsaw is set to become a canonical read for scholars and experts who want to investigate diversity in corporate governance.”

Book talk recordings:

Talk at Peking University School of Transnational Law discussing my first two chapters – defining diversity, and diversity in corporate governance – Moderated by Prof. Norman P. Ho.

Talk at UCL discussing legal and market initiatives for diversity in corporations with Prof. Irene-Marie as discussant, Prof. Iris Chiu as host, and a stellar audience.

Talk at ANU Law introducing the book – chaired by Prof. Pauline Ridge.


Part I:
1. Defining Diversity
2. Corporate Governance and Diversity
3. Social Movements and Diversity
Part II:
4. Legal and Market Initiatives
5. Corporate Culture
Part III:
6. A Proposal to Reconcile Corporate Law with Diversity and other Societal Issues.