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Bentley Faculty Research

Faculty Scholarship

Research in areas relevant to women’s progress in business fields is ongoing at Bentley. Faculty members are also primary contributors to the annual Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies. Below is a selection of published works; where links are not provided, contact the Center for Women and Business for more information.

Careers and Leadership Development | Corporate Boards | Entrepreneurship | Gender | Diversity | Legal

Women’s Careers and Leadership Development

Adams, S. M., Weiss, J. W. (2011). Gendered paths to technology leadership.New Technology, Work and Employment, 26 (3), 222-237. Results indicate that more than men, women aspiring technology leaders are heeding expert advice by assuming roles that focus less on technology and more on business and change management. The stereotype that women are better at working with people may be working in their favour in preparing them for advancement.

Bevelander, D. & Page, M. J. (2011) Ms Trust: Gender, Networks and Trust- Implications for Management and Education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 10(4), 623-642. Results suggest that women tend to trust each other less in a risky professional environment compared to men. Study finds that women socialize with each other but when it comes to risk taking, women exclude each other and prefer to network with men.

 Flynn, P. M., McTiernan, S. (2011). Perfect Storm on the Horizon for Women Business School Deans? Academy of Management Learning and Education, 10 (2), 323-339.

 Weiss, J. W., Adams, S. M. (2011) Changing Roles of Technology Leaders: Strategic Partners or High Level Mechanics? Engineering Management Journal, 23 (3), 13-17.

Adams, S. M., Gupta, A., Leeth, J. D. (2010). Maximizing compensation: Organizational level and industry gender composition effects. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 25(5), 366-385.

Adams, S. M., Gupta, A., Leeth, J. D. (2009). Are Female Executives Overrepresented in Precarious Leadership Positions?. British Journal of Management, 20(1), 1-12.

Taylor, B., DelCampo, R. G., Blancero, D. (2009). The Relationship between Work-Family Conflict/Facilitation and Psychological Contract Fairness among Hispanic Business Professionals. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30 (5), 643-664.

Adams, S. M., Gupta, A., Haughton, D. M., Leeth, J. D. (2008). Data Mining CEO Compensation. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 7(2), 561-576.

Adams, S. M., Gupta, A., Haughton, D. M., Leeth, J. D. (2007). Gender differences in CEO compensation: Evidence from the U.S. Women in Management Review, 22(3), 208-224.

Adams, S. M., Zanzi, A. (2006). Developing Political Intelligence for Making Feasible Decisions. Journal of Management Development, 25(4), 350-367.

Adams, S. M. (2006). Social capital. In Greenhaus, Jeffrey H; Callanan, Gerard A (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Career Development (pp. 746-750). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kirsch, G. E., Goldman, M. (2006). Women, Leadership, and Social Change: Past and Present. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 5 (6), 125-132. (link)

Adams, S. M. (2005). Positive affect and feedback giving behavior. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 20(1), 24-42.

Adams, S. M. (1999). Settling disagreements: Begin with where not how. Academy of Management Executive, 13, 109-110.

Flynn, P. M., Leeth, J. D., Levy, E. S. (1996). The Evolving Gender Mix in Accounting: Implications for the Future of the Profession. Selections (Winter), 28-39.

Adams, S. M. (1995). Part-time work: Models that work. Women in Management Review, 10, 21-31.

Fedor, D.B., Rensvold, R.B. & Adams, S.M. (1992). An investigation of factors expected to affect feedback seeking behavior. Personnel Psychology, 45(4), 779-805.

Stern, B., Kellogg, D. M. (1987). Women and Marketing Education: Bridging the Gap. Journal of Marketing Education, 9 (2), 1-7.

Kellogg, D. M., Spelman, D. H., Crary, L. M. (1985). Teaching Women in Management Issues in an OB Course. Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, 9 (3), 83-95.

Kellogg, D. M, Moore, L. L. (1984). Teaching Undergraduate Women in Management Courses: Issues and Ideas. In V Jean Ramsey (Eds.),  (pp. 35-53). Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press

Yaw, Y. J, Haseltine, F. (1975). Woman Doctor. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Women on Corporate Boards

Adams, S. M. (2009). Enabling or Facilitating Discriminatory Board Practices in Board Appointments: Where Are the Women?. In Gomez, Pierre-Yves, Moore, Rickie (Ed.), In Board Members and Management Consultants: Redefining Boundaries (pp. 193-201). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. (2008). ION: Organizational Networking to Harness Local Power for National Impact. In Burke, Ron; Singh, Val; Bilimoria, Morten Huse; Vinnicombe, Susan (Ed.), Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: Research and Practice (pp. 198-209). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Flynn, P. M. (2007). Red Flags in High Tech. New England Journal of Higher Education, XXII(1), 23-24.

Wolfman, T.G. (2007) The face of corporate leadership: Finally poised for major change? New England Journal of Public Policy, 37-71. (Wolfman Face of leadership.pdf)

Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M. (2005). Local knowledge advances women's access to corporate boards. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 13(6), 836-846.

Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M. (2005). Actionable Knowledge: Consulting to promote women on boards. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 18(5), 435-450.

Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M. (2004). A "perfect storm" may lead to gains for women directors. Director's Monthly, December, 15-18.

Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M. (2004). Women on Board. BizEd/AACSB-International (Sept/Oct), 34-39.

Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M. (2004). Changes Will Bring More Women to Boards. Financial Executive, March/April(20/2).

Blancero, D. (2003). Latinos on Corporate Boards. Where are they? Arizona Republic

Women Entrepreneurship   

Edelman, L. F, Manolova, T. S, Brush, C. G. Smaller and slower: Entrepreneurial expectancies and growth intentions of US women nascent entrepreneurs. InWomen Entrepreneurship: New Management and Leadership Models. Westport, CT.: Praeger Publishers (forthcoming)

Manolova, T. S., Brush, C., Edelman, L. F., Shaver, K. (2012). Entrepreneurial expectancies and growth intentions of US women and men nascent entrepreneurs,. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Special Issue on Female Entrepreneurship , 24 (1-2), 7-27. Forthcoming

Edelman, L. F., Brush, C. G., Manolova, T. S., Greene, P. G. (2010). Start-up motivations and growth intentions of minority nascent entrepreneurs. Journal of Small Business Management 48(2), 174-196.

Manolova, T. S., Brush, C. G., Edelman, L. F. (2008). What do women entrepreneurs want? Strategic Change Journal, 17 (3-4), 69-82.

Manolova, T. S., Carter, N. M., Manev, I. M., Gyoshev, B. S. (2007). The differential effect of men and women entrepreneurs' human capital and networking on growth expectancies in Bulgaria. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31 (3), 407-426.

Manolova, T. S. (2006). Builders and leaders: Six case studies of men and women small proprietors in the Bulgarian construction industry. In Brush, Candida G, Carter, Nancy M, Gatewood, Elizabeth J, Greene, Patricia G, Hart, Myra M (Eds.), Growth Oriented Women Entrepreneurs and Their Businesses: A Global Research Perspective (pp. 232-258). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Manolova, T. S., Manev, I. M., Carter, N. M., Gyoshev, B. S. (2006). Breaking the family and friends' circle: Predictors of external financing usage among men and women entrepreneurs in a transitional economy. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 8 (2), 109-132.

Brush, C. G, Manolova, T. S. (2004). Women, age, and money: International entrepreneurship theory in the work of Candida G. Brush. In Dana, L.-P (Eds.),The Handbook of Reseach in International Entrepreneurship (pp. 41-57). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar

Brush, C. G, Edelman, L. F. (2000). Women Entrepreneurs: Opportunities for Database Research. Greenwich, CT USA: JAI Press

Gender Issues

Dobscha, S, Prothero, A. (2012). (Re)Igniting Sustainable Consumption and Production Research Through Feminist Connections. Gender, Culture, and Consumer Behavior. Taylor and Francis

Seager, J. (2012). Noticing Gender or Not. Women of KatrinaVanderbilt U Press

Tchaicha, J. D., Arfaoui, K. (2012). Tunisian Women in the Twenty-first century: Past achievements and Present Uncertainties in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution. Journal of Noeth African Studies. Forthcoming

Dobscha, S., Group, T. V. (2010). Buying into Motherhood? Consumption Ambivalence and Liminality in Transitional Phases Consumption, Markets, and Culture, 13 (4).

Dobscha, S., Group, T. V. (2010). Motherhood, Marketization, and Consumer Vulnerability. Journal of Macromarketing, 30 (4), 384-397.

Kirsch, G. E., Royster, J. J.,  . (2010). Feminist Rhetorical Practices: In Search of Excellence. College Composition and Communication, 61 (4), 640-672.

Bettany, S., Dobscha, S., O'Malley, L., Prothero, A. (2010). Moving Beyond Binary Opposition: Exploring the Tapestry of Gender in Consumer Research and Marketing. Marketing Theory, 10 (1), 3-28.

Aslinger, B. S. (2009). Creating a Network for Queer Audiences at Logo TV. Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, 7 (2), 107-121.

Marcel, M, MacKenzie, G. (2009). From Sensationalism to Education: Media Coverage of Murders of Transgender Women of Color in the US. In Lisa Cuklanz, Sujata Moorti (Eds.),  (pp. 30). New York: Peter Lang

Seager, J. (2009). The State of Women in the World Atlas (4th Ed). New York: Penguin.

Andrews, B. J. (2008). Women in East Asia. In Stearns, Peter N (Eds.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (pp. 18-21). Oxford: Oxford University Press (link)

Andrews, B. J. (2008). Gender in East Asia. In Stearns, Peter N (Eds.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (pp. 429-430). Oxford: Oxford University Press (link)

Davi, W, Dunlap, M, Green, A. (2008). Feminist Ways of Seeing: Preparing Students for Service-Learning. In Dugger, Karen (Eds.), Handbook on Service Learning (pp. 14-25). Towson, MD: Institute for Teaching and Research on Women, Towson University

Gillan, J. L., Ponte, L. (2007). Gender Performance Over Job Performance: Body Art Work Rules and the Continuing Subordination of the Feminine. Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy.

Shakir, Evelyn (2007) Remember Me to Lebanon: Stories of Lebanese Women in America, Syracuse University Press.

Dobscha, S. (2006). The Changing Image of Women in American Society: What Do Pregnant Women Represent in Advertising? Advertising and Society Review, 7 (3). (link)

Kirsch, G. E., Goldman, M. (2006). Women, Leadership, and Social Change: Past and Present. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 5 (6), 125-132. (link)

Seager, J. (2006). Gender and Disasters. Social Policy, 36 (2).

Tchaicha, J. D. (2006). Empowering Technologies, Empowered Women, the Case of Morocco and Tunisia. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 1 (5), 15-26. (link)

Kirsch, G. E. (2005). Friendship, Friendliness, and Feminist Fieldwork. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 30 (4), 2163-2172.

Tchaicha, J. D. (2005). Technology in the Service of Maghribi Women. The Journal of North African Studies, 10 (2), 155-171.

Asgary, N., Pagan, J. (2004). Relative Employment and Earnings of Female Household Heads in Mexico, 1987-1995. Journal of Developing Area, 38 (1), 93-107.

Dobscha, S., Ozanne, J. (2001). An Ecofeminist Analysis of Environmentally Sensitive Women: Qualitative Findings on the Emancipatory Potential of an Ecological Life. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 20 (2).

Dobscha, S, Ozanne, J. (2000). Marketing Divided Selves: Healing the Women/Nature Separation. In Caterall, Miriam, McLaren, Paulina, Stevens, Lorna (Eds.), . London: Routledge Press

Stewart, M. M., Shapiro, D. L. (2000). Selection based on merit versus demography: Implications across race and gender lines. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85 (2), 219-231.

Kirsch, G. E. (1999). Reflecting on Collaboration in Feminist Empirical Research: Some Cautions. In Sharon James McGee, Joanne Addison (Eds.),  (pp. 158-162). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann

Diversity Issues

Stewart, M. M. Biculturalism. In Greenhaus, J, Callanan, G (Eds.), . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Stewart, M. M. Discrimination. In S. Clegg, J.R. Bailey (Eds.), . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Blancero, D, DelCampo, R. G. (2012). Hispanics at Work: A Collection of Research, Theory and Application. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

DelCampo, R. G., Jacobson, K. J., Van Buren, H. J., Blancero, D. (2011). Comparing Immigrant and U.S. Born Hispanic Business Professionals: Insights on Discrimination. Cross Cultural Management, 18 (3), 327-350.

Blancero, D., DelCampo, R. G., Gao, T., Lewis, P. (2009). Insights on Hispanic Business Professionals, Perceived Organizational Support and Psychological Contracts: Report from a Large Scale National Study. International Journal of Business Research, 9 (4), 106-111.

Blancero, D., DelCampo, R. G., Marron, G. F. (2008). Ready or Not: Hispanic Millennials are Here. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 2 (1), 50-60.

David, G. C. (2008). Arab Americans. In Richard Schaefer (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (link)

David, G. C. (2008). Deficit Model of Ethnicity. In Richard Schaefer (Eds.),Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (link)

DelCampo, R. G., Blancero, D. (2008). Perceptions of Psychological Contract Fairness of Hispanic Professionals. Cross Cultural Management, 15 (3), 300-315.

DelCampo, R. G., Blancero, D., Boudwin, K. M. (2008). Hispanic Professionals after September 11th: A move toward 'American' Identification. Cross Cultural Management, 15 (1), 20-29.

Stewart, M. M., Crary, L. M., Kroner Humberd, B. (2008). Teaching diversity: On the folly of espousing inclusion while practicing exclusion. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 7 (3), 374-386.

Blancero, D., DelCampo, R. G., Marron, G. F. (2007). Hired for Diversity yet Rewarded for Conformity: Hispanics in Corporate America. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 1 (1), 12-25.

Blancero, D., DelCampo, R. G., Marron, G. F. (2007). Retaining Hispanic Talent: Fairness, Flexibility, Family and Organizational Support. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 1 (2), 10-20.

Chand, D. R., David, G. C. (2007). Multicultural Teams. Executive, The Icfai University Press, 2007 (March), 53-55.

Chand, D. R, David, G. C, Kumar, S. (2007). Does Exposure to Cross-Cultural Models lead to Stereotyping or Better Management of IT Work?. In Sankaran Munikutty (Eds.),  (pp. 274-286). India: MacMillan

DelCampo, R. G., Van Buren, H. J., Blancero, D. (2007). The Social Networks of Hispanic Elite Professionals: Do Density and Ethnic Identity Matter for Career Success? The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 1 (1), 70-77.

Nkomo, S, Stewart, M. M. (2006). Diverse identities in organizations. In Clegg, S, Hardy, C, Nord, W (Eds.), . Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications

Spelman, D. H., Addison-Reid, B., Avery, E., Crary, L. M. (2006). Sustaining a Long-Term Diversity Change Initiative: Lessons from a Business University. The Diversity Factor, 14 (4).

Aquino, K., Stewart, M. M., Reed, A. (2005). How social dominance orientation and job status influence perceptions of African American affirmative action beneficiaries. Personnel Psychology, 58 (3), 703-744.

Blancero, D., DelCampo, R. G. (2005). Mentoring Hispanic Business Professionals in the Workplace. Employment Relations Today, 32 (2), 31-38.

De los Santos, G., Asgary, N., Nazenzadeh, A., DeShields Jr., O. W. (2005). The Agony and The Ecstasy:The Current Status of Hispanics' Achievement in Higher Education and Earnings With a Glimpse to the Future. Hispanic Higher Education, 4 (2), 149-170.

Riordan, C. M, Schaffer, B. S, Stewart, M. M. (2005). Relational demography within groups: Through the lens of discrimination. In Dipboye, R, Collela, A (Eds.),  (pp. 37-61). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Blancero, D. (2003). Networking for Hispanics: How does it benefit individuals and the organization? Hispanics Today: HACR Report.

Blancero, D., DelCampo, R. G. (2003). Hispanics in Corporate America: Experiences with Mentoring and Perceived Discrimination. Hispanic MBA Magazine, 3, 24-29.

Blancero, D, Blancero, D. A. (2001). Hispanic Business Professionals in Corporate America: A profile and an analysis. Hispanic Workforce: HACR Corporate Best Practices

Mosby, L., Rawls, A. W., Mays, E., Pettinari, C. J., Meehan, A. J. (1999). Troubles in Interracial Talk About Discipline: Discipline Narratives of African American Seniors. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 30 (3), 489-521.

Clair, J., Crary, L. M., McDaniels, M., Spelman, D. H., Buote, J., McLean, T. (1997). A Cooperative Inquiry into Teaching and Taking a Course on Managing Diversity.Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy, Supplement 2.

Crary, L. M. (1996). Reflections on Teaching Managing Diversity Courses. In Gallos, Joan, Ramsey, Jean (Eds.),. California: Jossey-Bass

Spelman, D. H. (1996). Diversity Change at Bentley College. The Diversity Factor, 5 (1), 7-11.

Legal Issues

Kulow, M. D. (2002). Same Sex Marriages: A Scandinanvian Perspective. Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, 24 (4), 419-438.

Kulow, M. D. (2001). Same Sex Marriages: How Will They Impact Employers? The Journal of Employment Discrimination Law, 3 (2), 93-97.

Kulow, M. D. (2000). The Thin Line Between Love and Hate: Same Sex Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment. Labor Law Journal, 15-.

Kulow, M. D. (1999). The Thin Line Between Love and Hate: Same Sex Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment. Santa Clara Law Review, 40 (1), 1-.

Madek, G. A., Earle, B. H. (1993). An International Perspective on Sexual Harassment Law. University of Minnesota Journal of Law and Inequality, 12 (1), 43-91.