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African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-659-0

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African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage
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African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage
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African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage
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Publication date: 11 September 2017

Leon C. Prieto, Simone T.A. Phipps, John K. Osiri and John F. LeCounte

This paper, via the use of management and entrepreneurial philosophies from Charles Clinton Spaulding, aims to advocate the integration of African-American…

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This paper, via the use of management and entrepreneurial philosophies from Charles Clinton Spaulding, aims to advocate the integration of African-American Entrepreneurship and Management History into the business curriculum at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as well as predominantly white institutions (PWIs). Along with this curriculum update, the use of critical pedagogy as a form of critical thinking is also recommended to complement the learning process.

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Articles from early and recent newspapers, magazines, journals and books were examined and synthesised to clarify how curriculum modification and critical pedagogy could aid in increased entrepreneurial success.

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The paper concludes with a framework that demonstrates the curriculum interface, including Spaulding’s insights and critical pedagogy, to connect black students to entrepreneurial success.

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Although African-Americans surpass Caucasian-Americans in entrepreneurial attempts, blacks lag behind whites in entrepreneurial success. A reason for their higher failure rate is a lack of exposure to positive images who are also black. Integrating African-American Entrepreneurship and Management History into the business curriculum will help ensure that these positive images are sufficiently introduced and explored as a source of learning. Critical pedagogy is also endorsed as a complementary strategy to aid learning, as it is associated with processes that deviate from traditional instruction that often ignores student diversity, to facilitate the expansion of the mind as well as social transformation.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 23 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage
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Publication date: 12 March 2018

Leon C. Prieto, Babita Mathur-Helm and Kasey N. Dawson

This paper aims to highlight an ethic of care approach human resource (HR) departments can use to address obesity in the workplace.

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This paper aims to highlight an ethic of care approach human resource (HR) departments can use to address obesity in the workplace.

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This paper is prepared by experts who add their unbiased views to a very pertinent topic.

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This paper focused on an ethic of care approach to addressing obesity in the workplace and provides advice that HR departments can adopt to address this issue.

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This paper addresses a pertinent topic in a succinct manner that saves time for practitioners and scholars alike. This paper addresses the topic of obesity in the workplace which is of a growing concern worldwide.

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Publication date: 11 June 2019

Leon C. Prieto and Simone T. A. Phipps

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African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-659-0

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African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-659-0

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Publication date: 9 January 2018

Leon C. Prieto, Simone Trixie Allison Phipps and Babita Mathur-Helm

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to knowledge in the field of business by recognizing two historic entrepreneurs who played an important role in the…

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The purpose of this paper is to contribute to knowledge in the field of business by recognizing two historic entrepreneurs who played an important role in the African-American community, and by viewing their contributions through the lens of servant leadership.

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The study is conducted by reviewing and synthesizing a number of writings from sources, such as history journals, newspapers and other resources.

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The main finding is that two former slaves (Merrick and Herndon) practiced servant leadership in the early twentieth century as a way to create jobs and transform communities.

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The contributions made by African-Americans have not been adequately covered in the literature. This paper begins to fill a noticeable void by highlighting the contributions of two former slaves who managed to become successful servant leaders within their communities.

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Society and Business Review, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5680

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