Faculty & Staff
Edward J. Carberry, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management
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
- Carberry, Edward J., Pratyush Bharati, David L. Levy, and Abhijit Chaudury. Forthcoming. “Social Movements as Catalysts for Corporate Social Innovation: Environmental Activism and the Adoption of Green Information Systems.” Business & Society.
- Van Essen, Marc, Jordan Otten, and Edward J. Carberry. 2015. “Determinants of CEO Compensation and Managerial Power Theory: A Meta-Analytic Approach.” Journal of Management, 41 (1): 164-202.
- Caramelli, Marco and Edward J. Carberry. 2014. “Understanding Employee Preferences for Investing in Employer Stock: Evidence from France.” Human Resource Management Journal, 24 (4): 548-566.
- Carberry, Edward J. and Brayden King. 2012. “Defensive Practice Adoption in the Face of Organizational Stigma: Impression Management and the Diffusion of Stock Option Expensing.” Journal of Management Studies. 49(7).
- Carberry, Edward J. 2012. “Making Sense of Organizational Environments: The Adoption of Employee Stock Options in the Indian Technology Sector.” International Journal of Human Resource Management. 23(8).
- Carberry, Edward J. , Editor. 2011. Employee Ownership and Shared Capitalism: New Directions and Debates. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
- Carberry, Edward J. 2011. “Employee Ownership and Shared Capitalism: Assessing the Experience, Academic Literature, and Policy Implications.” In E. Carberry (ed.) Employee Ownership and Shared Capitalism: New Directions and Debates. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
- Carberry, Edward J. 2010. “Who Benefits from Shared Capitalism? Employee Ownership and the Social Stratification of Wealth and Power.” In Richard Freeman, Douglas Kruse, and Joseph Blasi (eds.) Shared
Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit Sharing, and Broad-Based Stock Options. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Carberry, Edward J. 2009. “Executive Stock Options after Enron: Theorizing Managerial Power within Institutional Environments.” Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
- Lounsbury, Michael and Edward J. Carberry. 2005. “From King to Court Jester: Weber’s Fall From Grace in Organizational Theory.” Organization Studies. 26(4).
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.
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.
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.