Corporate Perspectives on the Advancement of Minority Managers

  • Nancy DiTomaso
  • Donna E. Thompson
  • David H. Blake
Part of the Plenum Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)


An important determinant of minority management success in the corporate world is the interpretation that the top managements of corporations give to the problems and solutions of the current underrepresentation of minority managers in higher level management positions. For this reason, we felt it was necessary to include among the various perspectives on the problems and issues of minority managers in corporate careers, the perspective of corporations. Obviously, corporations do not themselves speak or think, but we surveyed the top managements of major corporations and asked them to speak for the corporation in their responses. A report of our findings is the purpose of this chapter.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

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

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