Implementation of Diversity Management Programs in Public Organizations: Lessons from Policy Implementation Research

Posted: 30 Mar 2006

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

The U.S. workforce is becoming more diverse, particularly in the public sector. As a result, a number of public-sector employers have initiated diversity management programs aimed to assist different types of employees in their needs at work. While much of the public administration literature has focused on these programs and what makes them work, it has largely ignored a cognate area of study that has much to say about the success of such programs: the policy implementation literature. This paper uses policy implementation research to develop five guidelines for public managers who wish to develop a successful diversity management initiative.

Keywords: diversity, diversity management, policy implementation, Affirmative Action

Suggested Citation

Pitts, David W, Implementation of Diversity Management Programs in Public Organizations: Lessons from Policy Implementation Research (March 2006). Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper No. 06-17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=893856

David W Pitts (Contact Author)

American University ( email )

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Ward 334
Washington, DC 20016
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.american.edu/spa/faculty/pitts.cfm

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