Sources of Minority Underrepresentation in Corporate Employment

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


The purpose of this chapter is to provide a context for understanding the attainments of minorities and, in particular, the career prospects of minority individuals in large corporations. The account I will provide emphasizes the limitations on what corporations can do to increase minority employment in high occupational positions but also suggests strategies that business organizations should follow to promote equity. Further, I note what minority individuals must themselves do in order to be situated favorably with respect to corporate careers.


Completion Rate Business Organization Minority Youth Hispanic Youth Professional Occupation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour Spilerman
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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