Linking economic development and workforce diversity through action research

Eileen M. Trauth, Jeria L. Quesenberry, Haiyan Huang, Stephen McKnight

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Abstract

The link between economic development and workforce diversity is being explored through an action research project based in an economically transitioning region of central Pennsylvania. This project consists of a collaboration between university researchers, a local college, economic development professionals and the local business community. It is directed at the creation of a sustainable knowledge-intensive, technology-enabled workforce. The intended outcome of this action research effort is ongoing awareness and education programs for the local business community that focuses on helping them to understand: 1) the connection between diversity and economic development in the region; and 2) the barriers to greater workforce diversity that exist in this region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMIS CPR 2008 - Proceedings of the 2008 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference
Subtitle of host publicationRefilling the Pipeline: Meeting the Renewed Demand for Information Technology Workers
Pages58-65
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference: Refilling the Pipeline: Meeting the Renewed Demand for Information Technology Workers, SIGMIS CPR 2008 - Charlottesville, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2008Apr 5 2008

Publication series

NameSIGMIS CPR 2008 - Proceedings of the 2008 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference: Refilling the Pipeline: Meeting the Renewed Demand for Information Technology Workers

Other

Other2008 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference: Refilling the Pipeline: Meeting the Renewed Demand for Information Technology Workers, SIGMIS CPR 2008
CountryUnited States
CityCharlottesville, VA
Period4/3/084/5/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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