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Investigating Gender Diversity organisational practices and their impact on leadership development and driving long lasting cultural change, in a multinational organisations

Doyle, Zarah (2017) Investigating Gender Diversity organisational practices and their impact on leadership development and driving long lasting cultural change, in a multinational organisations. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The varying gender diversity strategies that organisations undertake to drive gender diversity and their impact on leadership and development has been explored during this research. Diversity is about obtaining innovative ideas by promoting the involvement of employees from a wide range of backgrounds working in teams (Foot and Hook, 1991).

This research was conducted with Human Resources professionals in multinational organisations with Irish bases. The researcher used qualitative research methods in the form of semi-structured interviews to gain direct insight into this organisationally delicate topic. To achieve this objective, the researcher must first express the definition of diversity, its origin, the stereotypes and preferences that can impact gender diversity and the most common initiatives currently being used to support this. The researcher concluded that whilst organisations are engaging in multiple practices that drive gender diversity in their organisation, these practices are not following through to organisational culture changes, and are not being reviewed and analysed through ally within the organisation. The factors that influence the effectiveness of gender diversity initiatives are discussed in this research.

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: 14 Nov 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 15:28
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2825

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