Jocelyn McGrandle

Concordia University

Department of Political Science
Program: PhD
Supervisor: Mebs Kanji
Start: 2013
End: 2020

Title: Optimizing public sector organizational performance through diversity policies

This study examines the impacts of various diversity policies on aspects of organizational performance in federal bureaucracies. According to the literature, diversity management should result in the most significant positive outcomes in terms of performance, yet many countries, Canada included, have yet to adopt this policy at the federal level. Therefore this study seeks to measure the incomes of various diversity policies, including diversity management, in order to understand this puzzle, and potentially make policy prescriptions.

Previous Awards
In addition to entrance awards at both the MA and PhD level, Jocelyn has been awarded both FRQSC and SSHRC for her doctoral studies.

Understanding Diversity Management in the Public Sector: A Case for Contingency Theory
Journal: International Journal of Public Administration
Year: 2016
First Page: 1
Last Page: 12
Jocelyn McGrandle

The Prospects for Managing Diversity in the Public Sector: The Case of the Ontario Public Service
Journal: Public Organization Review
Volume: 15
issue: 4
Year: 2015
First Page: 487
Last Page: 507
Frank L.K. Ohemeng
Jocelyn McGrandle

The conundrum of absenteeism in the Canadian public service: A wicked problem perspective
Journal: Canadian Public Administration
Volume: 60
issue: 2
Year: 2017
First Page: 215
Last Page: 240
Frank Ohemeng