Evaluating Organizational Democracy

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dc.contributor.author Tavares, Kelly de Oliveira
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-16T18:00:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-16T18:00:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12139
dc.description xii, 79 p. : ill. (some col.) en_US
dc.description.abstract In this study I propose a framework to assess democratic practices in non-profit organizations. The purpose is to identify actions that strengthen empowerment, examine how they are applied in the managerial and educational practices, and determine the outcomes for participants and stakeholders. I developed an assessment protocol based on organizational democracy principles through an examination of peer reviewed literature and field observations. I applied the resulting evaluation framework in a case study of Juventud FACETA, a program at the Amigos Multicultural Services Center, an organization that has sought to incorporate democratic practices in their mission. This study will be useful for 1) testing a formulation of criteria to examine and develop democratic practices in organizations and 2) designing a piloted evaluation protocol that can be used to assess organizational characteristics and actions that yield democratic empowerment outcomes among organization constituencies and staff dedicated to these principles in action. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Committee in charge: Dr. John Fenn, Chairperson; Dr. Doug Blandy, Member; Dr. Deborah Jonhson-Shelton, Member; en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon theses, Arts and Administration Program, M.A., 2011;
dc.rights rights_reserved en_US
dc.subject Arts -- Management en_US
dc.subject Management en_US
dc.subject Organizational behavior en_US
dc.subject Social sciences en_US
dc.subject Democracy en_US
dc.subject Empowerment en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Management en_US
dc.subject Non-profits en_US
dc.title Evaluating Organizational Democracy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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