Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory StudyState and Local Government Review (2012)
AbstractRecognition of cultural changes in the US workforce has prompted many public sector organizations to take action to increase diversity and cultural awareness. Specific characteristics of diversity initiatives in local government organizations are not well documented. In this study, interviews were conducted with representatives from eleven local governments in the Willamette Valley region in Oregon. Through thematic analysis of the interview transcripts and other documents, this study catalogues types of diversity activities conducted by local governments and identifies key factors in the development and successful implementation of diversity initiatives.
- Diversity in the workplace -- Oregon,
- Cultural competence -- Evaluation,
- Organizational effectiveness -- City government -- Oregon
Publication DateApril, 2012
Citation InformationMasami Nishishiba. "Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study" State and Local Government Review Vol. 44 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/masami_nishishiba/22/