Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)
This case study will review and evaluate recent management research on the effects of race and gender in groups at the executive, director, management and work group levels of organizations. It will also examine research and examples of diversity initiatives in organizations and the impact of external influences such as social conditioning, informal networks and groups. The analysis examines the challenges that managers from minority groups face, specifically black managers, in white dominated organizations and the unique skills they are developing to assist them in being effective. The study includes recommendations for additional areas of research along with a proposal for a diversity initiative plan.
Tanniehill, Vivian L., "Is Corporate America Walking the Talk of Diversity Programs? The Impact of Diversity Initiatives on Institutional and Cultural Discrimination" (1997). Theses and Graduate Projects. 505.