African American community well-being: a reconsideration of the contributions of urban entrepreneurs, 1999

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
African American community well-being: a reconsideration of the contributions of urban entrepreneurs, 1999
Creator:
Starks, Karen
Contributor to Resource:
Foster, Madison J.
Date of Original:
1999-07-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 1999
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Social Work
The purpose of this pilot effort was to conceptualize and examine the relationship of urban African American business to community well-being. African American entrepreneurs are seen as one aspect, albeit as often overlooked yet critical sector, of the urban African American community contributing to community welfare and social change. Two overarching methodologies were used in this study. The first general or organizing methodology included three sub-set approaches: (1) constructive typology, (2) grounded theory, and (3) historicism. The second organizing methodology is triangulation consisting of (1) participant observation, (2) survey, and (3) content analysis. African American entrepreneurs were typed into three groups: the emerging business owner, indigenous entrepreneur, and corporate purveyor. The findings indicate that historically, and in a contemporary sense, urban African American entrepreneurs have closely identified with local residents, organizations and institutions, and this relationship has contributed to the socio-economic welfare of the urban community.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:1999_starks_karen
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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