John S. Butler - The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business. Austin, TX, US

John S. Butler John S. Butler

Professor of Management | The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Austin, TX, US
Entrepreneurship, wealth creation, venture capital, minority entrepreneurship, race and economics

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Areas of Expertise (10)

Entrepreneurship Innovation and Creativity U.S. Military and Leadership Technology and Economic Growth Racial Integration Black Leadership Organizational Behavior Immigrant and Minority Owned Businesses Venture Capital Austin Entrepreneurship

Industry Expertise (5)

Research Business Services Corporate Leadership VC and Private Equity Capital Markets

Biography

John Sibley Butler is a professor of management and a research expert in the worlds of entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity, the impact of technological innovation on growth and prosperity, black leadership and racial integration, minority entrepreneurship and organizational behavior.

Butler holds the J. Marion West Chair for Constructive Capitalism in the Graduate School of Business at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a joint appointment in Organizational Behavior in the College of Liberal Arts, where he holds the Darrell K. Royal Regents Professorship in Ethics and American Society (Sociology).

His research is in the areas of organizational behavior, entrepreneurship and new ventures. He is the Sam Barshop Centennial Fellow at The IC2 Institute, an organization dedicated to the creation of new ventures throughout the world. He holds the Herb Kelleher Chair in Entrepreneurship at McCombs.

For the last seven years, Professor Butler has occupied the Distinguished Visiting Professor position at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. He was recently named as a distinguished Libra Professorship at The University of Southern Maine. Professor Butler has served as a consultant for many firms and the U.S. Military.

He is a management consultant for State Farm Insurance Companies, and has given lectures on general management issues of corporate America. In 2006, Butler was appointed by President Bush to the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board; he was reappointed in 2007.

Professor Butler has appeared on over 30 radio and television programs, including Eye On America (CBS Nightly News), The Jim Leher News Hour, CBS Radio Talk Show, The Osgood Report, and Public Radio. In addition, Professor Butler’s research has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and other newspapers and magazines across America.

His books include Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black America: A Reconsideration of Race and Economics; All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration the Army Way; Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurship: The Continuous Rebirth of American Communities; and, Forgotten Citations: Studies in Community, Entrepreneurship, and Self-Help Among Black-Americans.

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Testimonials (1)

David Wenger, Director of Communications | McCombs School of Business

John Butler is an enthusiastic advocate for the free market and the opportunities for entrepreneurial effort to lift individuals, institutions and economies. He embodies the "Austin Model" for technology innovation, and is always ready to share his insights in the most quotable language possible.

Education (2)

Northwestern University: Ph.D., Sociology (Organizational Behavior, Methods and Statistics) 1974

Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge: B.A., Organizational Behaviour

Media Appearances (11)

Manufacturing Diversity Institute Targets Underserved Communities

BizTimes  online

2014-10-13

The University of Wisconsin-Extension's Manufacturing Diversity Institute hosted a presentation on “Accelerating American Diversity Manufacturing” by John Sibley Butler

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Report Outlines Top Challenges for Black Entrepreneurs

Texas Enterprise | Big Ideas in Business  online

2014-07-18

Butler, director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at McCombs and a coauthor of the report, says the survey results reflect his own experiences as an entrepreneur.

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Black Entrepreneurs See Big Hurdles to Success

The Dallas Morning News  online

2014-07-07

Developing entrepreneurial firms, and the perceptions of their owners, aren’t always in sync with the larger economic picture.

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Despite Obstacles, Black-Owned Businesses Are on the Rise in Texas

Alcalde  online

2014-06-20

Researchers Bruce Kellison, John Sibley Butler, and Matt Kerwick surveyed nearly 1,000 black business owners across the state.

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Time for Black Parents to Update "The Talk"

Pittsburgh Courier  online

2014-02-26

Dr. Butler stands upon an elite landscape of leadership helping to build the regional innovation ecosystems of the 21st century.

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Celebrating the Black Bourgeoisie

Austin American-Statesman  print

2014-02-15

Op-ed by John S. Butler. Celebrating lessons of the black bourgeoisie who created communities, business institutions, organizations and private educational institutions that continue to enrich generations.

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20 Austinites You Simply Must Know

Austin Business Journal  online

2012-08-31

John S. Butler on list of 20 Austinites to know if your intentions are to become embedded in, and influential to, Austin's business scene.

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Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur  online

2011-11-16

Butler says struggling cities like Detroit and Newark, N.J., could do more to emulate startup hotbeds such as Silicon Valley, Boston and Austin, Texas.

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Why Do Blacks Receive Fewer Valor Medals?

Stars and Stripes  online

2011-06-13

“So, while Vietnam was fought disproportionately by blacks,” Butler said, today’s wars “are being fought disproportionately by whites.”

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Rick Perry: Miracle Faker

Seattle Weekly News  online

2011-10-04

Even some who are friendly to Perry otherwise, are horrified by Perry's "seven points." "To me, it's a disgrace to the tradition of scholarship and discovery," says Butler.

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Diversity's 'Uncomfortable Truth'

Houston Chronicle  print

2007-08-16

Authors Charles Moskos and John Sibley Butler explain how after years of trying to ignore racial differences, the Pentagon did an about-face.

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Event Appearances (1)

Accelerating American Diversity Manufacturing

University of Wisconsin-Extension Manufacturing Diversity Institute  Milwaukee, WI

2014-10-01

Articles (9)

John Sibley Butler Citations
Google Scholar

2015-01-01

Listing of top scholarly works by John Sibley Butler.

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Social Networks and Regional Advantages in Technology Entrepreneurship
SSRN

2015-08-01

Research looks at both metro level characteristics such as funding rounds per year, and personal indicators such as regional social network density to create a model that explains the development of high tech regions around the globe.

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Military Capital in the Israeli Hi-tech Industry
Armed Forces & Society: SAGE Journals

2014-12-15

This article highlights the role of the Israeli military as a socialization institution and a driver of the hi-tech industry.

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Survey of Texas Black-Owned Businesses
Bureau of Business Research at The University of Texas at Austin

2014-06-19

Report on the state of black-owned businesses in Texas, based on 2010 Census data and a statewide survey of black business owners conducted in 2013.

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Sustaining the Technopolis: High-Technology Development in Austin, Texas
IC2 Institute Working Papers

2013-02-01

Update and elaboration of the 1988 Journal of Business Venturing article "Creating the Technopolis: High-Technology Development in Austin, Texas."

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Entrepreneurship and the Advantages of the Inner City: How To Augment the Porter Thesis
The Review of Black Political Economy

1995-12-31

Perspective on Michael E. Porter's management theories and the problem of" inner-city" economics.

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The Minority Community as a Natural Business Incubator
Journal of Business Research

1995-12-31

This study examines two methods of business implementation, the formal business incubator and a minority business community.

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Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship in America: Toward an Explanation of Racial and Ethnic Group Variations in Self-Employment
Sociological Perspectives

1990-12-31

This paper investigates the degree to which being self-employed is more prevalent within certain racial and ethnic groups than others.

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"The American Soldier" Revisited: Race Relations and the Military.
Social Science Quarterly

1977-12-31

Re-examines the classic hypothesis that a relationship exists between racial contact and racial attitudes in the context of recent racial separatism in the military.

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