Business, Diversity, and Education

A major reason for the long-term economic success of the United States has been its ability to create and sustain a vibrant and innovative private business sector. The more that is understood about the underpinnings of successful firms in the United States, the greater the ability of public and private entities to appropriately provide the factors required to sustain the vibrancy of the U.S. private business sector—thereby sustaining the resulting employment and economic development. This entry examines the relationship between education and business ownership and the impact of greater educational attainment on business ownership among African Americans, Hispanics, and women. Diversity among students whose education prepares them for business ownership will increase diversity in the workforce and can help to decrease differences in earnings based ...

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