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How does Cultural Diversity affect the management of warehouse staff
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: In modern times it is undeniable that companies that foster diversity have been able to gain an edge over their competitors. Warehouses as every other workplace are trying to follow the trend of economic globalization and a study towards managing the diversity needs to be conducted in order to evaluate the processes that the managers within the warehouses use in order to integrate the workforce effectively.

Method: This research uses a qualitative approach which involved semi structured interviews with 5 warehouses that operate within Jonkoping. The study is perceived through an interpretive research philosophy with an inductive research approach.

Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how cultural diversity is managed at the warehouses within Jonkoping. Also, a further research is conducted on how the tools and processes available to the managers working within the warehouse industry can help them foster diversity within their company.

Conclusion: The results depict that the idea of having culturally diverse work teams is becoming increasingly popular and mangers working within the warehouse industry seem to take more interest in hiring people coming from different backgrounds. The major benefits of having a racially mixed team identified by managers were creativity and innovation. The major challenge that was brought up by managers was their ability to be responsive and adaptable towards the needs of their employees.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 54
Keywords [en]
Warehouse Industry, Cultural Diversity, Human Resource Management, Diversity
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-44438ISRN: JU-IHH-FÖA-1-20190934OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-44438DiVA, id: diva2:1323940
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JIBS, Business Administration
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Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-12 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved

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