Increasing diversity and inclusion – global strategies, challenges and consequences

Research project
Active research
Project size
2 810 000 SEK
Project period
2020 - ongoing
Project owner
Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist

Riksbankens jubileumsfond

Short description

Two globally discussed topics that concern contemporary organi zations are 1) the possible applications of new digital technologies, and 2) the ways to increase diversity and inclusion. Additionally, while many organizations use social media for their purposes, they are also affected by these media.
Simultaneously globally operating organizations develop routines to handle diversity issues, i.e. AI technologies for personnel issues, and internal social media communication systems. Within the project, scholars from University of Gothenburg, Sweden and from Harvard University, MA, USA, aim to describe, analyze and explain the interplay between digital technologies and diversity work by studying diversity attempts in-built into digital technologies, applied by a Swedish corporation active on several continents.