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Shades of gray: A study of melanin-driven attitudinal decision making and the effect on corporate America's human resource practices using hermeneutic inquiry
by Moore, James C., D.B.A., Argosy University/Phoenix, 2009, 255; 3361432
Abstract (Summary)

History is studied in hopes of not repeating it. This qualitative hermeneutic study of melanin-driven attitudinal decision making using philosophical hermeneutic inquiry explored decisions made by cultural members and nonmembers and human resources practices in corporate America. Research suggested that melanin-driven attitudinal decision making exists in corporate America and is instilled at a very early age. Research suggested that melanin-based attitudes can be traced to the foundation of the United States and its business policies, structure, classifications, and employment practices. Results of the study suggested that melanin-driven attitudinal decision making perspectives might achieve balanced perspective through education, training, and paradigmatic shifts. A paradigmatic shift was recommended to teach youngsters methods to avoid melanin-driven attitudinal decision making.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Williams, Lloyd C.
School: Argosy University/Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 70/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Ethnic studies, Organizational behavior, Management Consulting Services
Keywords: Attitudinal decision-making, Corporate, Corporate America & melanin, Human resource, Human resources choices, Melanin human resources, Melanin-based, Melanin-based decision, Shades of gray
Publication Number: 3361432
ISBN: 978-1-109-19711-2
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