Managing (diverse) human resources: a research note on cultural sustainable organizations

Amelia Manuti, Maria Luisa Giancaspro, Antonella Campo

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This paper was aimed to explore the employees’ perception of the organizational cultural diversity management practices. To this purpose, the organizational context chosen was that of an Italian branch of a multinational health care company, constantly engaged in managing a culturally composite workforce. To investigate how employees have perceived the initiatives brought about by the company to support diversity management and integrate their foreign newcomer colleagues, a focus group was conducted. Participants were a group of 8 workers belonging to different cultures of origin and employed in the branch at the time of data collection. Discursive data were audio-taped, transcribed and analyzed adopting both computer aided content analysis and discourse analysis. Results were discussed in light with the positive implications of diversity management interventions with reference to learning sustainability.


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