Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Phenomenological Study of Black American Business Owners and Global Competence in E-Business
by Carter, Kaira D., D.B.A., Argosy University/Sarasota, 2015, 138; 28001959
Abstract (Summary)

The research perspective of Black business owners in the U.S. has historical evidence of underrepresented business establishments compared to other racial groups. The fast-paced movement of globalization and international competition is too intense for Black business owners, even for individuals with the advanced education and resources to rely on corporations for financial survival. The purpose of the present study was to understand the lived experiences of Black business owners in the United States competing in a global market. This phenomenological study sought to identify the impact of e-business models on Black-owned businesses, and whether they have the global competence to compete in the global market. The study used a qualitative methodological approach to answer research questions about a particular phenomenon. The findings of this study suggest that Black business owners do not have the global competence to be competitive in e-business. However, there is an impact of e-business on Black business owners. Their businesses are given more opportunities to have a strong presence, therefore providing economic opportunity. The recommendations for further study include research on the theory of disruptive innovation and Black business owners, or the study of how Black business owners further interact with people from different cultures.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pesakovic, Gordana
Commitee: Cooper Jackson, Dallas
School: Argosy University/Sarasota
Department: Business
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 82/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, International Relations, Commerce-Business
Keywords: Black entrepreneurship, Black-owned business, Culture, E-business, Economic opportunity, Global competence
Publication Number: 28001959
ISBN: 9798662480056
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