Native American cultural influences on career self-schemas and MBA fit

  • Amy Klemm Verbos, Deanna M. Kennedy, Joseph S. Gladstone, Carolyn Birmingham
  • Equality Diversity and Inclusion An International Journal, March 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/edi-05-2014-0044

Native American business culture

What is it about?

Being from a Native American culture could influence your decision to get an MBA degree.

Why is it important?

It is important to know and understand what helps Native Americans decide to earn an MBA and what keeps native people from deciding to earn this degree.


Professor Joseph Scott Gladstone
New Mexico State University

As tribes and Urban Indian groups seek to improve their economies through business ventures, they lack skilled management professionals fluent in management and business sciences. However Indian Country often sees their way of doing business as unique, so it is important to build the number of people who are both embedded within Indian culture and well educated in business science.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Amy Klemm Verbos and Professor Joseph Scott Gladstone