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How perceptions of minorities can affect their job performance

Date:04 December 2018
Burcu Subasi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business
Burcu Subasi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business

Not minorities are equal – some are more equal than others in the eyes of their majority culture colleagues.

If there is one Chinese person working in a group of otherwise exclusively Dutch colleagues, he or she may not be given vital information about certain clients or deals that could help their professional performance – and it’s not because of the language barrier. Depending on how similar a foreign person’s nationality is perceived to be to the dominant culture, he or she may be taken more or less seriously in a professional context.

This is the subject of the research of Burcu Subasi, a post doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. Subasi spoke about the results of her research on Econ 050, the podcast made in collaboration with the Northern Times newspaper.

Hear the full interview here.