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A Qualitative Investigation focusing on Cultural Diversity within a Public Sector Organisation in Dublin

Clifford, Rebecca (2019) A Qualitative Investigation focusing on Cultural Diversity within a Public Sector Organisation in Dublin. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the concept of cultural diversity and how it effects employees within the work place, with particular emphasis on a large public sector organisation in Dublin. Another aim within this research is to understand what the public sector organisation may use to enhance their understanding, support and awareness of cultural diversity.

Firstly this research will discuss the literature in relation to cultural diversity, including discussion on the effects in which cultural diversity has on organisations both across the world and in Ireland. With the use of globalisation, diversity is especially relevant within organisations today. Below will discuss where the topic of diversity has advanced and originated from, with reasons as to why organisations are investing money, time and management within the known phenomenon of diversity.

Within the methodology section of this research it will state the reasoning as to why interviews were used in the process of data collection, along with comparisons amongst other data collection and analysing methods.

Following the above, this research will outline the findings from the data collection, while discussing what the organisation uses to support cultural diversity, as well as the effects that cultural diversity may have on the organisation.

Lastly within the conclusion of this research, it will discuss recommendations in which the researcher believes to be appropriate as there was a lack of cultural diversity present within the public sector organisation. Such recommendations involve greater ways for the organisation to support diversity in order to reap greater benefits, to achieve organisational goals more efficiently. This research will finish with an overall conclusion of the researchers findings.

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
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government > Public Sector
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 15:18
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 15:18
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3914

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