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Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study
Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study

Author

Nishishiba, Masami. (2012).

Publication

Sage Journals: State and Local Government Review, 44 (1), pp. 55-66. 

Abstract

Recognition 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.

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