Joseph Gladstone, Ph.D.


Doctor of Philosophy, Business Administration (Management)
New Mexico State University, 2012

  • Fields of study: Business & Society, Entrepreneurship
  • Dissertation: Old Man and Coyote Barter: An Inquiry Into the Spirit of a Philosophy of American Indian Business

Master of Public Health University of Arizona, 1999
Field of Study: Health Program Management

Military Experience

Marine Corps Veteran

Research Scholarship

My work focuses on the business and society relationship, specifically cultural influences on organization performance and growth. I am especially interested in business management practices within indigenous societies, especially Native American tribes and cultures. Within this context I am curious about three business issues within Native communities. First, Native American entrepreneurial activity that can address societal grand challenges in tribal and urban communities. Second, the diffusion of business and management innovations from tribally owned commercial ventures into tribal health and social service programs. My third interest is in urban American Indian geographic clustering and its influence on economic opportunity.

Since I focus on a cultural context, my research draws upon multiple theoretical perspectives to understand this context. One approach is studies the relationships between Indigenous and Western cultural philosophies and how these relationships contribute to successful management practice. My current work guides my decades-long research stream exploring how developing indigenous cultures best use entrepreneurial strategies for economic development.

Peer-Reviewed Academic Journals Publications

All My Relations: An Inquiry Into a Spirit of a Native American Philosophy of Business
J. S. Gladstone (2018). AMERICAN INDIAN QUARTERLY 42 (2).
This article utilizes Native American philosophy to examines and discuss the community values held by American Indian entrepreneurs. 2016 manuscript accepted for publication in January, 2018.

Being Native American in Business: Culture, Identity, and Authentic Leadership in Modern American Indian Enterprises
D. Stewart, A. K. Verbos, S. Black, C. Birmingham, and J. S. Gladstone. (2017). LEADERSHIP. First published on April 28, 2017 as doi: 10.1177/1742715016634182 This article connects culture and identity as a foundation for American Indian leadership. My contribution to this article was describing Native American culture and identity and connecting them to the proposed theory.

Exploring Traditional Indigenous Leadership Concepts: A Spiritual Foundation for Blackfeet Leadership
J. S. Gladstone and D. D. Pepion, (2016). LEADERSHIP, 0 (0), 1-19. First published on March 23, 2016 as doi: 10.1177/ 1742715016638913. This article describes traditional American Indian leadership and the source for leadership authority within an American Indian tribe. My contribution in this article describes leadership theory and connects it with the case example.

Native American Cultural Influences On Career Self-Schemas and MBA fit
A. K. Verbos, D. M. Kennedy, J. S. Gladstone, and C. Birmingham, (2015). EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 34 (3), 201-213. This article describes the challenges that American Indian people face when they perceive that their Native culture conflicts with Western-oriented employment and MBA education. My contribution describes American Indian culture and potential conflict with Western worldview.

Native American Cultural Capital and Business Strategy: The Culture-of-Origin Effect
D. Stewart, J. S. Gladstone, and A. K. Verbos, (2014). AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE AND RESEARCH JOURNAL, 38 (4), 127-138. This article describes the value that American Indian culture has for potential customers of Native American-made products. My contribution to this article was introducing Native American values and connecting them to the proposed theory.

Native American Values And Management Education: Envisioning An Inclusive Virtuous Circle
A. K. Verbos, J. Gladstone, and D. M. Kennedy, (2011). JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION, 35 (1), 10-26. This article calls for bringing Native American values into teaching style into business management education. My contribution to this article was introducing Native American values and connecting them management education. Cited 22 times as per Google Scholar.

“Coyote Was Walking...”: Management Education in Indian Time
A. K. Verbos, D. M. Kennedy and J. Gladstone, (2011). JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION, 35 (1), 51-65. This article calls for bringing Native American teaching style into the business management classroom. My contribution to this article was introducing Native American values and connecting them the example trickster story. Cited 10 times as per Google Scholar.

Situational Narcissism and Charismatic Leadership: A Conceptual Framework
J. Humphreys, D. Zhao, K. Ingram, J. Gladstone, and L. Basham (2010). JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL AND APPLIED MANAGEMENT, 11 (2), 118-136. This article argues that leaders can use narcissistic behavior. My contribution to this article was historical research identifying case examples. Cited 37 times as per Google Scholar.

A Commentary on Coyote and Brother Crow
J. Gladstone, (2009). TAMARA JOURNAL FOR CRITICAL ORGANIZATION INQUIRY, 8 (8.1), 29-31. This article comments on the article “Coyote and Brother Crow,” which is a post-modern critical work using Trickster Coyote as a metaphor for federal paternalism toward Indian tribes. My article corrects the author’s assumption that Coyote acts maliciously and points out that Coyote’s behavior is instead self-serving opportunism.

Natives Questioning Western Narrative Ways
D. Boje and G. A. Rosile, and J. Gladstone, (2008). ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ANNUAL MEETING PROCEEDINGS (G. T. Soloman, Ed.), #1670

Entrepreneurial Conation Preferences: Working Adults versus Students
J. Black and J. Gladstone, (2007). WESTERN ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PROCEEDINGS (C. Ybarra, Ed.), Western Academy of Management 48th Annual Conference, #132

Honors and Awards

CMS Division Case Competition Finalist for Dark Side Case: Trickster Devices - Misappropriating Cultural
Capital. Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, BC. August 7- 11.

Jo Hill Memorial Teaching Excellence Award, 2015

Jo Hill Memorial Teaching Excellence Award Finalist, 2014, 2013
NMSU Chapter, Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honorarium

Beta Gamma Sigma, Initiate, New Mexico State University, 2013

Delta Sigma Pi, Faculty Initiate, New Mexico State University, 2010

Most Distinguished Graduate Member, Teaching Academy, New Mexico State University, 2008 – 2009

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