UMass Boston

Edward Carberry

Department Chairman
McCormack Hall Floor 05

Areas of Expertise

Employee ownership, Organizational change , Social movements, Corporate governance, Executive compensation


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 organizational change within corporations, and the broader relationships between business and society. His current projects examine the effects of employee ownership on worker and organizational outcomes, organizational change in employee owned companies, and the relationship between executive compensation and inequality.


Professor Carberry teaches MBA, PhD, and undergraduate level courses on organizational behavior, stakeholder engagement, and business and society. In 2021, 2016, and 2015, he received the Betty Diener Award for Notable Achievement in Graduate Level Teaching for his teaching in the MBA program. In 2019, he won the McPherson Family Faculty Endowment award for excellence in teaching.

Academic Experience

Prior to joining the faculty at the 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.

Industry Experience

Professor Carberry is a leading expert on employee ownership. He worked as a project and research director at the National Center for Employee Ownership from 1994 to 2002. In 2005 and 2006, he worked as a consultant with Ownership Associates, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm that provides strategic planning and organizational development services to employee owned companies.