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Title: How locals treat migrant workers in professional context
Authors: Nupur Gupta
Wang, Hongjun
Keywords: DRNTU::Business::General::Social aspects
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: This is an exploratory study to determine if there is any evidence of preferential treatment by Singaporean business school students when presented with the opportunity to make typical merit-based decisions with regards to employment, project allocation, promotion and downsizing in the workplace. The study focuses on the decisions by Singaporean undergrads making these decisions in scenarios where their selection contains options from four different nationalities (Singaporean, Indian, Chinese and American) in workplace situations common to the typical office setting. This study was motivated by the influx of foreigners into Singapore in recent years and the current on the ground sentiments expressed by the general population. Due to the lack of any localized studies conducted to explore the role of Nationality in influencing merit-based decisions, the research group believed that such a study could provide some useful insights and basis for future research. The effective sample size for this study is 30 and the study was conducted via the use of Qualtrics survey tool administered anonymously over the internet by invitation to Business School students in Nanyang Business school. Based on the responses recorded, we have reason to believe that within our sample group of Singaporean respondents, Singaporean and American candidates likelier than Chinese or Indian candidates to receive preferential treatment if the decision maker was a Singaporean.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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