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The effectiveness of gender diversity initiatives undertaken by organisation in order to promote and support gender diversity.

Pryzmont, Anita (2015) The effectiveness of gender diversity initiatives undertaken by organisation in order to promote and support gender diversity. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to discover the effectiveness of gender diversity initiatives undertaken by organisation in order to promote and support gender diversity.

The first part of the research was carried on one of the big multinational organisations based in Dublin in order to build a case study. The second part of the research was conducted through the HR professionals. The theoretical framework discussed gender diversity phenomenon, stereotypes around gender, women’s choices and initiatives taken by the organisation to support gender diversity. The investigation was carried through interpretivist philosophy. Research claims to be inductive however there are deductive elements in it as well. This is a mixed methods research which uses combination of both qualitative and quantitative techniques used in the research.

Qualitative practices used in the research were both: interviewing and observing, where quantitative practices used in the research were a questionnaire. Questionnaires were used in order to collect wider data for the research and support the hypothesis states in the thesis.

The research contributes for a better understanding of gender diversity phenomenon and initiatives used by organisation to support gender as well as contribute for better understanding of effectiveness of those initiatives.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Diversity
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2015 10:57
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 10:57
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2019

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