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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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Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

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.

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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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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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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.

Originality/value

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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Journal of Management History, vol. 26 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 19 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Simone T.A. Phipps and Leon C. Prieto

This paper aims to examine the black beauty industry from a historical perspective and consider the fairness heuristic theory to determine if organisations in this…

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This paper aims to examine the black beauty industry from a historical perspective and consider the fairness heuristic theory to determine if organisations in this industry are engaging in and promoting social entrepreneurship or contributing to social injustice. The paper explores the work of Annie Turnbo-Malone and Madame C.J. Walker, pioneers and stalwart entrepreneurs in the black beauty business, to discuss the controversial issue. Current and future applications are also investigated and presented.

Design/methodology/approach

Papers from earlier as well as more contemporary journals, news media and books were examined and synthesised to render a balanced view to aid in the entrepreneurship or injustice debate.

Findings

The paper concludes that decisions about fairness and justice involve perception and thus vary by individual, allowing a substantial case for the black beauty industry to both be commended for social entrepreneurship and condemned as a proponent of social injustice (distributive, procedural and interactional).

Originality/value

Organisations have substantial impact on individuals, groups, the community and society. A meaningful organisation encourages expression, perceptions of worth and constructive attitudes and behaviour, and refrains from reflecting excessive dictatorship or dehumanisation. This paper highlights both positive and negative organisational and societal issues concerning the business of black beauty, a relatively understudied topic in management in general and management history in particular, and it provides a unique lens from which to build awareness about entrepreneurship and justice and to effect needed change.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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

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

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

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

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