Faculty & Staff

Edward J. Carberry, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management


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Areas of Expertise

Organizational theory, organizational change, corporate governance, stakeholder engagement, employee ownership


PhD Sociology, Cornell University, 2008
MA Sociology, Cornell University, 2006
BA History, Bates College, 1991

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Research Interests

Professor Carberry’s research focuses on understanding the causes, characteristics, and consequences of institutional change within corporations. More specifically, he examines whether and how corporations alter their practices and behavior in response to challenges from shareholders, labor and employee groups, the state, the media, and social movements. His current projects analyze these dynamics with respect to compensation practices, systems of workplace authority, employee ownership, corporate governance, corporate misconduct, and sustainability.

Academic Experience

Prior to joining the faculty at University of Massachusetts Boston in 2012, Carberry was Assistant Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands. In 2009, he was the J. Robert Beyster Visiting Professor of Employee Ownership at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.

Professor Carberry teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses on organizational behavior, stakeholder engagement, and business and society. In 2015 and 2016, he received the Betty Diener Graduate Teaching Award for his teaching in the MBA program.

Industry Experience

Professor Carberry is a leading expert on employee ownership and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. He worked as a project and research director at the National Center for Employee Ownership from 1994 to 2002. In conjunction with Ownership Associates, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he currently works with employee ownership companies on training and organizational development.