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An exploration of the impact of Cultural Diversity from an international employee perspective in Pharmaceutical Organizations in Ireland

Chanan, Rohit (2017) An exploration of the impact of Cultural Diversity from an international employee perspective in Pharmaceutical Organizations in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

In this 21st century there have been tremendous changes in the Irish economy specifically after the economic crisis in the European economy and gradually after the Brexit 2016-2017. Irish workforce on the other hand has been changing and getting more multicultural day by day. This may be another reason why a multicultural workforce is seen in many of the pharmaceutical organizations in Ireland. The most important part of the thesis includes the effect of cultural diversity on expatriates who are currently working in various pharmaceutical organizations in the Republic of Ireland.

This study explores the impact of cultural diversity on expatriates working in the pharmaceutical organizations in Ireland. The data for conducting this study has been gathered through semi structured interviews conducted with the expatriates working in the pharmaceutical organizations in Ireland. The responses of the interviewees were received through emails and the main research findings were separately noted down under separate head of research findings. The collection of data mainly was based on the thematic scheme followed to prepare the interview questions. The findings of the research revealed all the challenges that the expatriates face due to cultural habits of every employee in the host country.

The study was carried out taking a sample of seven participants working in the pharmaceutical organizations as an expatriate. The study was carried out with the help of five themes which were used to design the interview questions based on previous theories. The five themes were named as follows communication, diversity, dressing, training and working style. The data was gathered using the participant’s opinions i.e. responses to their emails based on the above themes. The key findings of the study were more of a communication based and how effective communication and training can help the expatriate overcome their challenges in the pharmaceutical organizations in the Republic of Ireland. Moreover, the findings of the study also gave an author the idea on how does the dressing style impact the organization’s image in the eyes of the client. The findings further helped the reader understand how diversity can help the company grow in the pharmaceutical sector. There are some limitations to this study and no wide scope can be made neither a general trait can be made on the cultural diversity.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Diversity
R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 14:17
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 14:17
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2897

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