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Ethnicity and Culture Impacts on Employability in Indonesia

  • As the fourth most populous countries in the world, Indonesia likely has many workforce from various age groups. The latest government demographic survey showed that there are many Indonesians who are in their productive ages. However, some employers have similar perspectives that many potential workers in Indonesia still lack employability. This thesis attempts to discuss about Indonesians’ lack of employability based on the analysis of cultural background and education. Many researches show that education and cultural values might affect the employability. Therefore, there will be some further analysis on how exactly Indonesia’s culture and education system directly affect the Indonesians’ employability. Some parts of this thesis also discuss the Tionghoa ethnic group in Indonesia. The discussion is to learn some lessons from the said ethnic group, since many Tionghoa tend to be successful businessmen in Indonesia, despite being minority ethnic group who receive so many discriminations from other Indonesia’s ethnic groups. As a part of empirical evidence, there was a survey conducted to prove the arguments in this thesis. Six initial hypothesizes about ethnic groups’ perspectives of Indonesia’s education and employability, which formulated the survey’s questionnaires, are proven to be true. That means, it is safe to assume that the theories provided in this thesis were also proven to be accurate. Unfortunately, the reliability of the survey is pretty low, most likely due to the small number of participants and small number of the questions. Admittedly, Indonesia’s education system and culture still need some developments to improve the employability of its citizens. Therefore, the last part of this thesis tries to give some possible recommendations that might help the Indonesians refining their employability and competitive advantages against the foreign workforce.

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Author:Nur Laila
Advisor:Heike Stengel
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Year of Completion:2017
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Date of final exam:2017/02/28
Release Date:2017/03/08
Tag:Culture; Employability; Ethnicity; Indonesia
Page Number:80
Degree Program:IBW - Internationale Betriebswirtschaft
Functional area:Human Resource Management
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt