Reproducing Inequity: The Role of Race in the Business School Faculty Search

Grier, Sonya A. and Sonja Martin Poole (2020), "Reproducing inequity: the role of race in the business school faculty search," Journal of Marketing Management, 1-33 (Online first)

Posted: 3 Nov 2020

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Sonya A. Grier

American University - Kogod School of Business

Sonja Martin Poole

University of San Francisco

Date Written: September 13, 2020

Abstract

Despite an increase in students of color in higher education, a concomitant rise in faculty diversity is not evident. The present research focuses on faculty composition in business schools, which prepare students to lead across worldwide sectors. We examine the role of race in faculty hiring in order to identify barriers that hinder racial diversity within business schools. We use Critical Race Theory (CRT) as an analytic framework to examine the ways racial inequality is reproduced through specific practices in the business school search process. A qualitative methodology is used to investigate the experiences of underrepresented minority faculty who have served on business school search committees. Our participants? narratives reveal consistent themes across diverse institutions and draw attention to aspects of the business school recruiting process that may be modified to enhance the recruitment of racially diverse faculty in business schools.

Keywords: Faculty Search, Race, Diversity, Critical Race Theory

Suggested Citation

Grier, Sonya A. and Poole, Sonja Martin, Reproducing Inequity: The Role of Race in the Business School Faculty Search (September 13, 2020). Grier, Sonya A. and Sonja Martin Poole (2020), "Reproducing inequity: the role of race in the business school faculty search," Journal of Marketing Management, 1-33 (Online first) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3691709

Sonya A. Grier (Contact Author)

American University - Kogod School of Business ( email )

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20816-8044
United States

Sonja Martin Poole

University of San Francisco ( email )

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States
415-422-4454 (Phone)

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