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A Study of the Effectiveness and Challenges of Converging Employee Engagement Practices, Across an International Company

Carmody, Danielle (2018) A Study of the Effectiveness and Challenges of Converging Employee Engagement Practices, Across an International Company. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research study aims to investigate how employee engagement practices are conceived by employees across an international company, with subsidiaries in Ireland, North America and Thailand. The study seeks to examine how well current HR engagement practices and initiatives are converged across sites and the socio-cultural limitations and challenges associated with this. The researcher carried out this study through the process of exploring the relationship between employee engagement and motivation, linking this to varying cultural views and thought patterns.

Both quantitative and qualitative research methods were used in this research in order to get an in-depth analysis of current engagement practices and the learned beliefs around engagement within the Company, from employees in different geographical locations. Surveys were carried out on a large sample of 196 employees while interviews were conducted among a smaller sample of 6 employees.

The study shows the differences in motivating factors per site, as well as how this theory is supported by the analysis of the research findings through survey and interview responses. The awareness of changing mindsets and motivators over time is also noted in the limitations, emphasising the importance of ongoing monitoring and evaluation of evolving perceptions and thought patterns.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 13:43
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 13:43
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3313

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