RESEARCH SEMINAR – Management and the New Demographic: Workplace Integration and Individual Outcomes for Migrants and their Descendants

February 03, 2016
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Sedgewick C168

Unprecedented levels of immigration have given rise to growing numbers of bicultural and multicultural members of the workforce who have the potential to be an important resource for today’s global firms and for the ongoing sustainability and competitive growth of industries. 

In this seminar, Professor Mary Yoko Brannen will offer an overview of how migrants and their descendants have or have not been well-integrated into the Canadian workforce and discuss recent research findings on how multicultural individuals’ such as these experience and, in some cases, influence bottom-line, real-world work outcomes. 

Though current research is showing that multicultural individuals attain higher salaries and job satisfaction, these effects are not found in recent immigrants particularly those who are visible minorities speaking a native tongue distinct from English and suggest that the benefits of being multicultural seem to primarily accrue to descendants of immigrants.

About the event series

CAPI Research Seminars highlight the work of our Chairs and Associates and foster a collaborative research community.

About Professor Brannen

Dr. Mary Yoko Brannen has been the Centre for Asia‑Pacific Initiaves’ Jarislowsky East Asia (Japan) Chair and a Professor of International Business in the Gustavson School of Business since July 2012.

Trained as an organizational anthropologist, Dr. Brannen’s research interests and consulting specialty are in helping multinational firms realize their global strategic initiatives by aligning, integrating and deploying critical human resources. Born and raised in Japan, having studied and taught in France, Spain, China and the US, and having worked in the field of cross-cultural management for over 20 years, Dr. Brannen brings a multi-faceted, deep knowledge of today’s complex cultural business environment to the Centre.

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