Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Educational Leadership and Organizational Development, PhD
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
HBCU; athletics; strategic management; resources; dependence
This dissertation is a qualitative case study examination of the strategic management of critical resources in an HBCU athletic program. It begins with a historical overview of HBCUs and HBCU athletic departments focusing on the systemic and societal influences that contributed to the current state of HBCU athletic programs. This dissertation later discusses the influence of a lack of financial resources on HBCU athletic departments further depletes the ability to operate with a competitive advantage. Chapter One focuses on the historic background of HBCUs and their formation as well as the societal influences that depleted critical resources. Chapter Two covers the theoretical background of resource dependence theory and resource based theory as well as the use of those theories in business and in sport. Chapter Three outlines the methods used for this qualitative case study highlighting the unique elements of the study including the use of photovoice, video observations, and photos to capture evidence of a phenomenon. Results from the study identify and introduce the three themes of satisficing, personal attachment and “village” benevolence management practices found in this study.
Burpo, Brigitte M., ""It's personal": a case study analysis of the strategic management of resources in a historically black University athletic department." (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3363.
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