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Dr. Simone Phipps - MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Simone Phipps

Professor of Management
Department of Management and Marketing

Phone: 478.471.2799
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simone-phipps-phd-17646826/

Biography: Simone T. A. Phipps, MBA, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a Professor of Management in the School of Business at Middle Georgia State University (US), and an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Centre for Social Innovation (UK). She is also a member of the Thinkers50 (aka the Oscars of Management Thinking) Radar Class of 2021 and a winner of the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award. Her research interests include Management History, Entrepreneurship, HR Practices, Leadership, Social Issues and Innovation, Social Sustainability, and relationships between the organization and society. Usually, her research involves the exploration of gender, racial, and ethnic minorities, with the aim of highlighting their struggles and contributions, as well as finding possible solutions to improve the minority experience in business and society.

She has published articles in a number of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, general management magazines, and research-based magazines, including but not limited to the Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management History, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review. Additionally, she presents her research at conferences such as the Academy of Management (AOM), Midwest Academy of Management (MAM), Southern Management Association (SMA), United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), and the Business History Conference (BHC). In addition, she serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Management History (JMH). She and her co-author have been recognized by the Academy of Management for publishing “ground-breaking African-American Management History research,” some of which has been included in a number of prominent management textbooks. She and her co-author have also written a book entitled "African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage."
Courses: Organizational Behavior
Principles of Management
Human Resource Management
Strategic Management
Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MSM)
Human Resource Management (MSM)
Education: PhD in Human Resource and Leadership Development
Louisiana State University

Ohio University

BS in Management Information Science
Claflin University
Professional Affiliations: - Academy of Management (AOM)
- United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
Awards and Honors: Selected awards include:

-Winner, Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award (2021)
-Winner, MGA Excellence in Scholarship Award (2021)
- Awardee, Thinkers50 Radar Class/List (2021)
-Winner, USASBE Minority and Women’s Entrepreneurship SIG Education Innovator Award (2021)
-Recipient, Claflin University Outstanding Leaders Under 40 Award (2020)
-Winner, Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award, Journal of Management History (2019)
-Winner, Emerald Literati Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Management History (2018)
-Winner, MGA School of Business Dean’s Award for Exceptional Scholarship and Student Dedication (2018)
-Winner, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Competitive Paper Competition (2016)
-Recognition for Publishing Groundbreaking Research, Academy of Management Newsletter (2016)
-Winner, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Competitive Paper Competition (2015)
Publications: Selected publications include:

- Prieto, L. C. & Phipps, S. T. A. (2019). African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage. Emerald Publishing.

Refereed Journal Publications:
- Prieto, L. C., Phipps, S.T.A., Giugni, L., & Stott, N. (In Press; Published Online 2021). Teaching (Cooperative) Business: The ‘Bluefield Experiment’ and the Future of Black Business Schools. Academy of Management Learning and Education.

- Phipps, S. T. A., & Prieto, L. C. (2020). Leaning In: A Historical Perspective on Influencing Women’s Leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, Online First.

- Phipps, S. T. A., & Prieto, L. C. (2018). The Business of Black Beauty: Social Entrepreneurship or Social Injustice? Journal of Management History, 24(1), 37-56.

- Prieto, L. C., Phipps, S. T. A., Osiri, J. K., & LeCounte, J. (2017). Creating an Interface: Aiding Entrepreneurial Success via Critical Pedagogy and Insights from African-American Management History. Journal of Management History, 23(4), 489-506.

- Phipps, S. T. A., & Prieto, L. C. (2016). A Discovery of Early Labor Organizations and the Women who Advocated Work-Life Balance: An Ethical Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 134(2), 249-261. (First published online in 2014).

- Prieto, L. C., Phipps, S. T. A., Thompson, L., & Smith, X. (2016). Schneiderman, Perkins, and the Early Labor Movement: An Ethic of Care Approach to Labor and Safety Reform. Journal of Management History, 22(1), 50-72.

- Prieto, L. C., & Phipps, S. T. A. (2016). Re-Discovering Charles Clinton Spaulding’s “The Administration of Big Business”: Insight into Early 20th Century African-American Management Thought. Journal of Management History, 22(1), 73-90.

Management Magazine Articles:
- Prieto, L. C., & Phipps, S. T. A. (2021, April 7). How 20th Century Black Business Leaders Envisioned a More Just Capitalism. Harvard Business Review.

- Prieto, L. C., & Phipps, S. T. A. (2021, February 18). Why Business Schools Need to Address Black History. Inspiring Minds (Harvard Business Publishing Education).

- Prieto, L. C., & Phipps, S. T. A. (2021, February 16). Reconfigure Your Board to Boost Cooperative Advantage. MIT Sloan Management Review.

- Prieto, L. C., & Phipps, S. T. A. (2020, September 15). Cooperative Advantage: Rethinking the Company’s Purpose. MIT Sloan Management Review.

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