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First of its kind


Paper by Dr Neil Stott and Dr Michelle Darlington of Cambridge Judge appears in special journal issue on Black Business and Management History.

A couple who have just moved into their new home, smiling, surrounded by boxes.
Neil Stott
Dr Neil Stott

A study co-authored by Dr Neil Stott and Dr Michelle Darlington of Cambridge Judge Business School on the recent history of black and minority ethnic housing associations in England is featured in a the Journal of Management History‘s special issue on “Black Business and Management History.”

The special issue is the “first of its kind” for the journal as “there appears to be a growing interest in this research area, especially since there has been a call in recent times to “decolonialise” the curriculum,” says a guest editorial in the issue. “In this issue, that call has been answered and there are six compelling articles that are poised to make a meaningful contribution to the literature.”

The study entitled “Challenging racialised institutions: a history of BME housing associations in England between 1948 and 2018” examined “how marginalised, racialised groups have achieved and sustained institutional agency over time, through an exploration of the history of BME Housing Associations in England, describing the different types of “institutional work” involved in challenging racialised institutions and establishing new institutions,” says the guest editorial.

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Dr Michelle Darlington

Dr Neil Stott is Faculty (Reader level) in Management Practice and Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge. Dr Michelle Darlington is Head of Knowledge Transfer at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.

The guest editorial was written by Dr Leon Prieto of the College of Business at Clayton State University in Georgia and Dr Simone Phipps of the School of Business at Middle Georgia State University, who recently appeared on the Social Innovation Think Tank webinar of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. They are the co-authors of a book published last year by Emerald Insight entitled African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage.