Ensuring Minority Success in Corporate Management

  • Donna E. Thompson
  • Nancy DiTomaso

Part of the Plenum Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nancy DiTomaso, Donna E. Thompson
      Pages 3-20
  3. Just How Far Have We Come?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-24
    2. Shelley A. Smith, Marta Tienda
      Pages 37-55
    3. John P. Fernandez
      Pages 71-99
    4. George Davis
      Pages 101-113
  4. Defining the Critical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-118
    2. Nancy DiTomaso, Donna E. Thompson, David H. Blake
      Pages 119-136
    3. Nancy DiTomaso, Donna E. Thompson, David H. Blake
      Pages 137-147
  5. Finding Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-172
    2. James H. Scott, Horace B. Edwards, Lois M. Jackson, William Stubblefield, Serafin U. Mariel, Hector Juan Montes et al.
      Pages 173-233
    3. Gail Judge, Robert A. Hofstader, Wilbert S. Crump, John L. Jones, Elizabeth P. Dixon, Roy Stewart et al.
      Pages 235-301
    4. Donna E. Thompson, Nancy DiTomaso, David H. Blake
      Pages 303-319
  6. Plans for Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-324
    2. David R. Clare
      Pages 325-330
    3. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
      Pages 331-346
    4. David H. Blake, Nancy DiTomaso, Donna E. Thompson
      Pages 347-362
    5. Donna E. Thompson, Nancy DiTomaso
      Pages 363-378
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 379-387

About this book


To be a corporate executive in America is to achieve a universally recognized measure of personal and professional success. The high income, privilege, prestige, and authority enjoyed by most corporate executives all attest to "making it." That is why the advancement of racial and ethnic minorities into the executive suite is one of the key barometers of the nation's progress toward full equality of opportunity. But the quest for equal opportunity in corporate management has been difficult and frustrating. Black, Hispanic, and Asian men and women are rarely found among those who run or significantly influence the direction of American corporations. The wide gap between the expectation and the reality is a continuing topic of interest to business leaders and racial and ethnic minorities, as well as to scholars of the business scene. This book edited by Thompson and DiTomaso contributes significantly to our understanding of this problem, and, most importantly, provides useful guidelines on what to do about it. Interest in the diversity of corporate management comes at a time of unprecendented challenge to United States success in the world economy. American business must now compete against aggressive producers and fi­ nanciers in Western Europe and Japan. More competition also has emerged from some of the rapidly developing countries in Latin America and the Pacific Rim. Our ability to design, manufacture, sell, and export goods and services in a global marketplace will increasingly determine our standard of living and prominence on the world stage.


Affirmative Action Backlash Business Equal Opportunity Gender Discrimination Gender Issues in the Workplace Management Manager Minorities Minority Advancement Minority Managers Minority Underrepresentation Race Discrimination minority multicultural management

Editors and affiliations

  • Donna E. Thompson
    • 1
  • Nancy DiTomaso
    • 1
  1. 1.Rutgers Graduate School of ManagementNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods