Quotation Mensi-Klarbach, Heike, Hanappi-Egger, Edeltraud, Ukur, Gumato. 2013. Institutional Change: The impact of Kenya´s new constitution on the diversity of the public service sector. The Inaugural Paul R. Lawrence Conference: Connecting Rigor and Relevance in Institutional Analysis, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 02.06.-04.06.


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Diversity issues emerge in organizations due to political, social or demographic developments which force them to react and sometimes to act as first movers in an emerging management field. In particular, driving forces at the societal level are considered to be paramount for the implementation of diversity management at the organizational level. The mutual dependencies of the structural level and ways of doing diversity differs in different contexts. Hence, the presented paper will take Kenya as an interesting example of how diversity management is initiated and implemented in the civil service sector. The case of Kenya is rather special since the country is in a process of transition: the government, civil service and major national companies are currently being restructured following recent civil unrest and ethnic violence. In 2010 a new Kenyan constitution was promulgated. Currently the issue of diversity, culturally meaningful in terms of tribes, ethnicity and gender, is being recognized and appropriate measures introduced into the public service sector. In this context, diversity is understood as a new organizational practice that demands action from both the government and major state agencies to ensure an inclusive society and public sector, thereby reducing long standing social and economic issues of discrimination based mainly on tribe, ethnicity and gender.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Institutional Change: The impact of Kenya´s new constitution on the diversity of the public service sector
Event The Inaugural Paul R. Lawrence Conference: Connecting Rigor and Relevance in Institutional Analysis
Year 2013
Date 02.06.-04.06.
Country United States/USA
Location Boston
URL http://www.hbs.edu

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Mensi-Klarbach, Heike (Details)
Hanappi-Egger, Edeltraud (Details)
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Ukur, Gumato
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Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5352 Human resource management, personnel management (Details)
5422 Feminist issues (Details)
5957 Gender studies (soical sciences) (Details)
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