By Susan D. Toliver

What development have African-Americans made in company the USA? This e-book examines the facts of experiences on 2 hundred black company managers and their households. Susan Toliver appears to be like at altering gender dynamics in the households of black managers, adjustments in techniques to parenting, and problems with racial identification inside organizations and the pro black group.

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23). For the same reason, even the use of the simplest of descriptive statistics is hmited. Rather, I will offer some general impressions of experience relative to the particulars of corporate black family life that are explored in this study. Furthermore, on initial examination of the data, it was evident that responses did not vary on the basis of the variables by which the sample was loosely stratified. Therefore, it did not appear that quantitative analysis would be particularly useful but that a more quahtative approach would be more interesting and informative.

The average length of tenure was 14 years. Respondents had come to choose corporate life either through contact with corporate recruiters in college and graduate school, because they enjoyed their business courses in school, because corporate jobs potentially offer high salaries, or because opportunities were made available to them. Many chose their specific companies because they are reputed to offer good career development opportunities for blacks compared with other companies. Respondents were not from caste-privileged or elite families as might be anticipated.

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