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ERIC Number: ED525925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 166
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-9289-6
Technical Consulting: The African-American Perspective
Whitfield, Tracy N.
ProQuest LLC, D.M. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The qualitative research study explored the organizational characteristics necessary in addressing the low concentration of African American technical consultants employed in the information technology industry. Using research participants' professional experience, participants responded to a developed questionnaire. African American technical consultants, selected as the research population, highlighted organizational inconsistencies in hiring opportunities, position availability, managerial relationships, salary packages, projects, career growth, and employment options. Interview transcription and data analysis employed the software of NVivo, identified eight themes. The themes focused on the affects organizational characteristics, consultant behavior, organizational benefits, and consultant benefit in meeting consultant's needs. The suggestion, African American technical consultants responded positively when organizations provided equal hiring opportunities, developed positive managerial business relationships, offered technical training, provided educational financial assistance, highlighted career growth, and the opportunity in working on new challenging organizational projects. Not given the opportunity to perform on the project or in the organization was the greatest theme African Americans technical are frustrated within the Information technology leading to the low concentration employment representation. Research findings identified the employment challenges African American technical consultants experienced in the information technology industry and established a foundation for further research. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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