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
MA Sociology, Cornell University
BA History, Bates College

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Research Interests

Professor Carberry’s research focuses on understanding the causes, characteristics, and consequences of institutional change within corporations. How do corporate practices change in response to social, political, and cultural pressures that are external to the firm? How do social, political, and cultural processes inside corporations influence how they respond to these external pressures? What are the consequences of these changes for employees? His current projects analyze these dynamics with respect to executive compensation, employee ownership, corporate governance, corporate misconduct, and sustainability.


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 Award for Notable Achievement in Graduate Level Teaching for his teaching in the MBA program.

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. 

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.