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Examining the Importance of Workforce Diversity in Driving Innovation

Orans, Uche Charles (2020) Examining the Importance of Workforce Diversity in Driving Innovation. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study examined the importance of workforce diversity on innovation using Guinness Nigeria Limited in Ikeja, Lagos-Nigeria. The major objective of this work is to examine the effect of workforce diversity on innovation in the alcoholic beverage industry using Guinness Nigeria Limited in Ikeja, Lagos-Nigeria as a case study. Creativity is a core value in most industries in recent time, this have made companies rapidly realize the vitality of creative knowledge and innovation as a source to gain a competitive advantage in their various industries considering the highly competitive external environment. More so, an organization that is slow to respond to this rapid change might be faced with the threat of an economic downturn. A survey design was used, and the data collected was from primary sources. A total of 136 respondents were selected using purposive sampling that comprises both the junior and senior members of staff of Guinness Nigeria Limited. Descriptive statistics, multiple regression and the Pearson moment correlation techniques were employed. Findings showed that workforce diversity promote innovation in the company with educational diversity...(remainder of abstract in paper)

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Diversity
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Licensed Trade
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 11:16
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 11:17
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4739

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