The lived experiences and discourses of African Americans working in multinational organisations in the United States of America and abroad

Ross, D., 2012. The lived experiences and discourses of African Americans working in multinational organisations in the United States of America and abroad. DBA, Nottingham Trent University.


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Diversity is a word that holds many different meanings for different people. In addition, organisations continue to grow and are becoming more diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and inclusion of other diverse groups. However, there exist a growing proportion of African Americans’ in the workplace that hold significantly fewer top management positions than their white counterparts. Using a phenomenological approach, this study investigated if African Americans’ views on diversity in the work environment were in tune with one another, and if they believed (white) top management’s views on diversity were the same as their own views. The main aim of document five is to determine what are the different attributes used, if any, by African Americans’ when discussing the topic of diversity as it relates to the work environment in multinational organisations (MNOs) and if they believed (white) top management used the same attributes to describe diversity. Key findings that emerged from this study include how African American participants viewed diversity in terms of advancement towards top management positions and representation in their organisations. However, African American participants believed (white) top management viewed diversity as reaching a certain percentage of minorities’ in an organisation as a whole.

Item Type: Thesis
Description: The DBA was concluded at the Nottingham Trent University over a period of five years from 2007 to 2012. It was conferred in 2012. It is in 6 components: Documents 1-6. The abstract is taken from Document 5.
Creators: Ross, D.
Date: 2012
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:35
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 11:00

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