Bishu’s research centers around making government effective and equitable through conscious public management and policy design. Bishu's work interrogates underlying inequities in public policies, public leadership, public service management as well as in bureaucrat-citizen interaction. Bishu's research is applied within the geographic and social contexts of selective Sub-Sharan African countries and in North America. Bishu is particularly passionate about improving women’s participation in decision-making roles in government in Africa and the United States.
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Conducts a systematic review of 98 peer-reviewed journal articles that empirically investigate the presence of the gender pay gap along with factors that espouse it in organizations.
Examines different individual, social, service related factors associated with use of contraceptive types among Ethiopian women.
Provides a longitudinal trend assessment of organizational policy priorities, policy outcomes and workforce representation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Applies qualitative research method to explore gendered processes that women city managers and police officers encounter in their their day-to-day leadership and street-level bureaucracy roles.