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Minorities in the c-suite
by Cacho, Sergio Jesus, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 52; 1517520
Abstract (Summary)

Research presented in this paper focuses on the challenges and barriers minorities face in route to the executive c-suite in healthcare institutions. Those minorities who overcome certain challenges and barriers face additional endeavors while occupying an executive seat. This conclusion is supported by an analysis of supporting documentation. A variety of literature was gathered and analyzed to capture the all perspectives on this issue. The literature used within this document contains a cross-sectional study by a reputable professional healthcare association, articles on executive management, journals that discuss the psychological impact of group identification, and articles containing best practices. Fortunately, there are a few associations that have concentrated on the underrepresented population of individuals occupying senior leadership roles in healthcare. In a time when society at large is in tune with diversity sensitivity, it is now time that our healthcare institutions and leaders self-assess their impact on potential future leaders. Recommendations for the industry are included and explored.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds-Fisher, Grace
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health care management
Publication Number: 1517520
ISBN: 978-1-267-45550-5
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