Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live Stream January 20. 2021, 10:30 am EDT, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Dr. Leon Prieto and Dr. Simone Phipps, members of the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021. Vernon, Dr. Prieto and Dr. Phipps will discuss their book, African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage.
Dr. Prieto and Dr. Phipps are members of the Thinkers50 (i.e., The Oscars of management thinking) Radar Class of 2021. Their work has been published in several outlets including the Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Management History. They have been recognized by the Academy of Management for publishing “ground-breaking African-American management history research,” and have also written a book entitled, African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage.
Leon C. Prieto, PhD is the Director of the Center for Social Innovation & Sustainable Entrepreneurship, and Associate Professor of Management at Clayton State University. He also serves as an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Centre for Social Innovation. His research lies at the intersection of management history, business ethics, sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation.
Simone T. A. Phipps, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at Middle Georgia State University (USA), and an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Centre for Social Innovation (UK). Her research interests include management history, entrepreneurship, leadership, social innovation, social sustainability, and relationships between the organization and society. Her research usually involves the exploration of gender, racial and ethnic minorities with the aim of highlighting their struggles and contributions, as well as finding possible solutions to improve the minority experience in business and society.