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Unsung heroes : African Americans and entrepreneurship

Zolin, Roxanne (2012) Unsung heroes : African Americans and entrepreneurship. In Marvel, Matthew (Ed.) Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, pp. 11-16.

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Abstract

Prior to Emancipation, slave and free African Americans (A As) started and ran successful businesses. Events of the last century, such as the Great Migration north and the modernization of the American industry, created traditionally lower AA participation in entrepreneurship, and much of the history of successful AA entrepreneurs has been lost. Only now is AA participation in entrepreneurship returning to previously high levels. In this entry we review current literature on AA entrepreneurship and attempt to answer questions like "What is the history of AA entrepreneurship?" "What are the barriers?" "What interventions were attempted?" "What are the individual and collective AA success stories?" and “What is the future of AA entrepreneurship?"

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ID Code: 52054
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: African Americans, Entrepreneurship
ISBN: 9781412990813
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 SAGE Publications
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2012 08:47
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 00:59

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