Daniel Auguste- "Entrepreneurship, Social Mobility and the 'American Dream': How Economic Inequality Undermines It All"
Thursday, 9 February 2023, 12-1 PM EST | Hybrid
MLK Visiting Scholars Luncheon Seminar
It is widely assumed that becoming an entrepreneur is an ideal path to achieving both social mobility and the “American Dream.” Yet, due to lack of access to the necessary resources for building prosperous businesses, under-resourced populations are unable to achieve economic mobility through entrepreneurship.
Daniel Auguste, 2022-2023 MLK Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, hosted by Professor Roberto Fernandez, Sloan
Auguste is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University and a faculty affiliate at the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include inequality, stratification, economic and organizational sociology, and entrepreneurship. More specifically, Auguste's research agenda seeks to understand the structural forces determining who gets what, who participates and to what level they participate in the capitalist production process--questions that have been at the center of sociological inquiry for decades. Drawing on structural sociological theories and using large-scale survey data and various statistical methodologies, Auguste offers new theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence to these timeless questions.
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