The Differences Caused by Cultural Diversification in the Corporate Business Environment

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The Differences Caused by Cultural Diversification in the Corporate Business Environment

Department of Engineering and Technology Management Boğaziçi University Bebek, Istanbul

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ABSTRACT Globalization  becomes  more  prevalent  and  companies  face  the  fact  of  diversity  in  the  workforce. The  cultural  diversification  in  the  workforce  brings  both challenges and strengths to the organization. In  this  project,  it  is  aimed  to  explore  the  effect  of  cultural  diversification   considering;  ethics, employee  rights,  fair  treatment,  sociability,  team  work  and  general  business  environment.  For  this purpose,  literature  review  is  followed  by  the  selection  of  two  companies  one  of  which  is homogenous  and the other is multicultural. In order to get an idea about attitude of both workers and managers,  interview  with  management  level  is  followed  by  the  survey  examination  throughout  the workers.  The  results  are  collected  for  the  comparison  of  two  companies  to   observe  the  diversity effect  on  the  organizational  behavior  of  the  companies.  Finally,  with  the  SWOT  analysis  of companies, the result are summarized.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT................................................................................................................................2 TABLE OF CONTENTS............................................................................................................3 LIST OF TABLES.......................................................................................................................4 LIST OF FIGURES.....................................................................................................................5 1. INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................6 2. DIVERSITY IN THE LITERATURE.......................................................................................7 2.1. WORKFORCE DIVERSITY...............................................................................................8 2.2. ORGANIZATIONAL TYPES..............................................................................................9 2.2.1. MONOLITHIC ORGANIZATION...................................................................................9 2.2.2. PLURAL ORGANIZATION.............................................................................................9 2.2.3. MULTICULTURAL ORGANIZATION.........................................................................10 2.3. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DIVERSITY...........................................10 2.3.1. ADVANTAGES OF DIVERSITY...................................................................................10 2.3.2. DISADVANTAGES OF DIVERSITY.............................................................................11 2.4. INCLUSION......................................................................................................................11 3.  SELECTED  COMPANIES  FOR  THE  INVESTIGATION  OF  CULTURAL

DIVERSITY..............................................................................................................................13 3.1. MARMARA POLİMER.....................................................................................................13 3.2. TRANSMED......................................................................................................................14 4.  RESULTS.............................................................................................................................15 5.  DISCUSSION......................................................................................................................17 6. SWOT ANALYSIS...............................................................................................................19...
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