Correlating Diversity of Cultures and Organisation Performance in Kurdistan Region of Iraq: An Empirical Study

  • George O. Tasie Department of Business and Management, Kurdistan Business School, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Erbil, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0235-0920
Keywords: Culture, Correlation, Diversity, Kurdistan, Performance

Abstract

The increase in globalisation has made it essential for organisations in general to deal with a cultural diverse workforce. Undoubtedly, these increases are forcing both small and large companies to recognise the importance of dealing with cultural diversity by developing new procedures and policies to guide employees.  Recently, increasing workplace cultural diversity has become a significant issue for many managers of a good number of organisations in Kurdistan due to a proliferation of the presence of international businesses. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to examine the issue that borders on diversity of cultures since research in this area is almost non- existent in Kurdistan. The paper analyses the effects of cultural diversity on performance via some randomly selected organisations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The data from our findings show that there is a positive correlation between cultural diversity and organisational performance.

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Author Biography

George O. Tasie, Department of Business and Management, Kurdistan Business School, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Erbil, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq

George Tasie obtained his Ph. D degree from the University of Manchester, M. Sc from University of Leicester and M.P.A from University of Liverpool. He has over 25 years of professional experience in academia and consulting in all the continents of the world. He has worked in different Universities in the UK, Brunei, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria and served as Acting Dean, Associate Dean, Chairs of Management Department, Curriculum Development and Review and taught courses in different areas of Management. His current research interests focus on Global HRM/HRD, Evaluation Strategies, Stress Management, Public Management, Organizational Development, Government versus Business-Society Relationships, Comparative Management, Employee Motivation and Job Satisfaction in Higher Education, and the complexity of Cross-Cultural Management in ever Changing and Competitive World.

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Published
2017-12-14
How to Cite
Tasie, G. (2017, December 14). Correlating Diversity of Cultures and Organisation Performance in Kurdistan Region of Iraq: An Empirical Study. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 1(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjss.v1n1y2017.pp1-8
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Research Articles