Dr. Leon Prieto is an Associate Professor of Management at Clayton State University and the Director of the Center for Social Innovation & Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at the Clayton State University. He also serves as an Associate Research Fellow at Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation - University of Cambridge, Judge Business School. His research areas are in Management History, Critical Management Studies, Social Issues in Management and Management Education. One of the goals of his research is to “decolonize” the management curriculum by educating others about the often-overlooked historical contributions made by people of African descent to the fields of Management and Social Innovation/Entrepreneurship. He has published articles in respected academic and practitioner journals such as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management History, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Review. His first book (coauthored with Dr. Simone Phipps) is entitled African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage. His scholarship has received recognition from Thinkers50, the Academy of Management, and the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship. He holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource and Leadership Development from Louisiana State University, an ALM in Extension Studies, History from Harvard University, an MBA from Georgia Southern University, and a B.S in Management from Claflin University.
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