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Cooperative economics, Admitting mistakes, Slum workers

01 Oct 2021
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How CEOs Become A-List Stars

Today’s business students need to learn more about cooperative economics—extolled by prominent black thinkers and promoted for decades at a historically black college—to fulfill the promise of the civil rights movement and lift communities out of poverty, AOM scholars say.


To analyze organizational cultures of perfectionism, AOM scholars interviewed employees at two consulting firms, both of which touted their excellence externally to clients and internally to staff.


Impoverished Dalits, India’s most oppressed and stigmatized people, scavenge through slum trash dumps for items to sell. Braving stench and infectious diseases in the tropical heat, they earn just enough to feed their families. How do they manage to do it day after day?


Crises are nothing new to organizations. What is new, however, is the tenor. Today’s crises are life-threatening, far-reaching, and occur more frequently.


Low-level and marginalized employees can boost the status of their peers, as well as themselves, by publicly endorsing another person’s contribution.

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