The purpose of the study is to explore the social impacts of socioeconomic inequities and inequalities Black workers have encountered since the era of sociologist and civil rights activist Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois. The focus of the study is present day Black STEM workers. Utilized was a qualitative configurative systematic review of existing scholarly literature. The research analytics application, MAXQDA, was used for preliminary coding of raw data. A manual inductive thematic process for synthesizing data was used for the identification of themes and findings (Harden & Thomas, 2008, p. 4). Three themes emerged: (a) racialism creates socioeconomic inequities and inequalities in STEM industry; (b) Black workers are perceived as lacking the intellect to succeed in high socio- economic status STEM jobs; and (c) more Black STEM leads to suppressed wages of non-Black STEM workers. While the issue has moral implications at the societal level, a key implication for management is that companies could realize a net gain in economic output between $1.1 and $1.5 trillion through 2028 by closing the racial wage gap (Noel et al., 2019, p. 6). In addition, managers could effectively mitigate the underrepresentation of Black STEM workers in high socioeconomic status jobs (Noel et al., 2019, p. 14). Lastly, managers would be able to establish a pipeline of knowledgeable and diverse STEM workers to hire and develop for their companies.
|Commitee:||Sherlock, John, Muhammad, Ray|
|School:||University of Maryland University College|
|Department:||School of Business|
|School Location:||United States -- Maryland|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Business administration, Social structure, Ethnic studies, Economics, Black studies, Sociology|
|Keywords:||Black socioeconomics, Black STEM workers, Racialism, Social exclusion, Social issues in management, Socioeconomic inequalities|
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