Professor; Faculty Leader, Organizational Behavior and Management Department; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Gender in Organizations
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts; M.Ed. Antioch Graduate School; B.A. Hollins College
Cultural context and voices of multicultural and global women leaders and managing diversity and inclusion in organizations
For more than 30 years, Professor Moore has focused her research, consulting, and teaching on the leadership and advancement of women, diversity and inclusion management, as well as developing culturally competent leaders. Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Management Development, The Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, Personnel, The Journal of Behavioral and Applied Science, The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, the South East Asia Journal of Management, and The CASE Journal, among others. She also has published numerous international and national conference proceedings papers, several book chapters and is the author of "Not as Far as You Think", an influential text that examines the evolution of theory and practice of women in management.
Professor Moore has been an active participant and national leader in academic and professional organizations committed to the understanding and advancement of women leaders. Moore was the founding consultant and acting director of the Radcliffe Public Policy Institute at Harvard University, Co-Director of the Institute for Women and Organizations, and Chair of the Women in Management Division of the Academy of Management.
Moore was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2007-2008 academic year at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She taught leadership courses in the College of Business Sciences as well as conducted a research project on corporate women leaders in the United Arab Emirates.
Other areas of research and study include global and sustainable leadership, and the development of culturally sensitive and indigenous leadership models with particular emphasis on the role of gender. Moore has also written cases on women leaders and entrepreneurs with a culturally appropriate lens. Recently a focus on family business produced a ten volume Compendium on Global Family Business Models that analyzes the impact of culture on models of family business in ten regions of the world. Moore co-edited the compendium with specific attention to the Middle East and Southeast Asia regions and provided editorial leadership to produce the Gender and Family Owned Business volume. Her expertise on gender and diversity in management has also been recognized by many professional organizations; Moore has received three Coleman Foundation grants. These funds were used to study successful women business leaders in the United States, focusing on the role of cultural identity in leadership.
Moore is a pioneer in gender and leadership, global and cross-cultural research and curriculum development. Courses designed by Moore while at Simmons College include one of the first business school courses on women and leadership in the United States; an interdisciplinary graduate course on globalization and diversity and the School of Management's first study abroad course, which provided a cross cultural comparative analysis of women leaders. Students in this innovative course traveled to India and the United Arab Emirates to study women leaders in a context of cultural comparison. She teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses focusing on diversity, gender, and cultural impacts on organizational behavior and leadership at Simmons College School of Management, Boston, MA. and is a faculty affiliate of the school's Center for Gender and Organizations .Professor Moore also teaches MBA courses on Gender and Leadership at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
- Cross Cultural Comparative Analysis of Women Leaders
- Managing the Diverse Workforce
- Organizational Communication & Behavior
- Globalization and Diversity
Selecet Recent Academic Articles (Peer Review)
- Anglo vs. Asian family business: A cultural comparison and analysis. Gupta, V., Levenburg, N., Moore, L., Motwani, J., & Schwarz, T. (2009). Journal of Asian Business Studies, 44; 46-55.
- Exploring the construct of family business in the emerging markets. Gupta, V., Levenburg, N., Moore, L., Motwani, J., & Schwarz, T. (2008). International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 1(2); 189-208.
- Women in Management in India, Status, Issues and Solutions, with S. Blake-Beard and V.Gupta, National Human Resource Development Journal, April 2008, pp.157-166.
- Is There a Glass Ceiling for Women in Development? with S. Sampson, The Journal of Non-Profit Management, 2008, Vol 18 (3), pp. 321-339.
- Organizational Model of the Southern Asia Cluster Family Businesses, with V. Gupta, N. Levenburg, J. Motwani and T. Schwartz, South East Asian Journal of Management, 2007 Vol 1,(2) pp.125-142.
- Annotated Bibliography on Women Business Owners: A Diversity Lens, with B. Betters-Reed. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol 10 (1) spring 2007, pp. 33-58.
- Darlene Jeter and Jet-A-Way Case: Winning Against the Odds, with B. Betters-Reed. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Science, September, 2005, pp.69-92.
- Editor, Culturally Sensitive Models of Family Business, A Compendium using the GLOBE Paradigm, (10 volumes for 10 world regions) with V.Gupta, N. Levenburg, J. Motwani and T. Schwartz and lead co-editor for Confucian Asian, Middle East and Gender Perspectives, Hyderabad, India ICFAI Books, 2008.
- Moore, L. (1986). Not as Far as You Think: The Realities of Working Women, Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.
- The Whitewash Dilemma Revisited, with B. Betters-Reed and L. Hunt, CGO Insight, Center for Gender and Organizations, Simmons School of Management, Boston MA, January 2008.
- Transforming the Future for Women Business Owners: Creating a Multicultural Agenda for Change, with B. Betters-Reed, Boston, MA: Simmons College, 1996.
- Conceptual Approach to Better Diagnosis and Resolution of Cross-cultural and Gender Challenges in Entrepreneurial Research and Education, with B. Betters-Reed and L. Hunt, Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Education Vol 1, Ed. Alain Fayolle, Edward Elgar, 2007, pp.198-216.
- Cross Cultural Leadership Models
- Women leaders and entrepreneurs in a multicultural and global context
- Gender Diversity and Leadership
- Managing Diversity in Organizations
- Impact of Culture on Family Business Models
An Analysis of the Internal Career Concepts of Female Middle Managers in the Banking Industry
Awards & Accolades
- Presidents Fund for Research Excellence, Simmons College, 2009
- Fulbright Scholarship to the United Arab Emirates, 2007-2008
- Coleman Foundation and the Hughes Charitable Foundation Grant, 2003-04, 2004-2005
- USASBE Minority and Women Division Case Incubator Grant, 2003
Work in Progress
- Voices of Emerati Women Business Leaders (in progress)
- Gender and Family Business with V. Gupta (in progress)
- Kija Kim and Harvard Design and Mapping with B. Betters-Reed, in press, The Case Journal, Spring 2009
- An exploratory analysis of cross-cultural differences in sex-typing and the emergence of androgynous leadership traits, with Forster,N., in press, July 2009, Vidwat: Indian Journal of Managementi.
- The Academy of Management — Gender and Diversity Division, Management Education and Development Division
- The Eastern Academy of Management
- The Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
- The North American Case Research Association
- The United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- The Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning
- The Arab International Women's Forum
- The International Leadership Association
- The International Business and Professional Women's Association
Selected Recent Speaking Engagements
- Bringing A Culture and Gender Lens to the Study of Leadership: The Case of UAE Women Leaders, Worldly Leadership Symposium, The Leadership Trust, Ross on Wye,UK, May 2009.
- A Regional Overview of Women Business Leaders: Research and Implications for Leadership Education and Development, Arab International Women's Forum, Empowering Women through Education, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. June 2008.
- A Preliminary Investigation of UAE Women Business Leaders, Gender and Public Policy Research Seminar Series, Dubai School of Government, Dubai, UAE, May 2008.
- Voices of Emerati Women Business Leaders, Women as Global Leaders Conference, Dubai, UAE, March 2008.
- Cross-Cultural Models of Leadership, Dhruva College, Hyderabad, India March 2008.
- A Cultural Model of Family Business in the Anglo Region, with V.Gupta, N. Levenburg, J. Motwani and T. Schwartz, the Academy of International Business, 2008.
- Asian Family Businesses in the New World Economy, with V.Gupta, N. Levenburg, J. Motwani and T. Schwartz, the Family Enterprise Research Conference, 2008.
- Organizational Model of Southern Asia Cluster Family Business, with V. Gupta, N. Levenburg, J. Motwani and T. Schwartz, the International Conference on Business Management Research, 2007.
- Kija Kim and Harvard Design and Mapping Inc., with B. Betters-Reed, Eastern Academy of Management, May 2006.
- Changing the Deficit Thinking on Family Entrepreneurship Models: A Comparative Analysis of Euro-Centric Cultures with V. Gupta, N. Levenburg, J. Motwani and T. Schwarz, The Family Enterprise Research Council, April 2006.
- Creating an Authentic Cultural Lens Using Case Dialogue, with B. Betters-Reed the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning Annual Conference, March 2006.
- Best Practices in Entrepreneurship Research: Contributions from Experiences of Women of Color Business Owners, w. B. Betters-Reed, S. Robinson and J. Robinson ,the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, January 2006.
- Gender and Family Business Models, International Conference on Strategic Thought in the New Age Management, Jammu India, November 2006.
- The Development of a Diversity Model through Case Research with B. Betters-Reed, North American Case Research Association, San Diego, California, November 2006.
- Is There a Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century? With S. Sampson, Women in Development of Greater Boston, October 2005.
- Structural Framework for Improving the quality of family business research, Family Firm Institute, V. Gupta, N. Levenburg, J. Motwani and T. Schwartz, the Family Firm Institute, October 2005.
- Lessons Learned About the Cultural Impact on Leadership: Case of Kija Kim and Harvard Design and Mapping, Inc. with B. Betters-Reed and M. Davitt, The International Eastern Academy of Management, June 2005.
- Video Case: Jet-A-Way, Inc. — Focusing on Diversity and Entrepreneurial Leadership, with B. Betters-Reed, the Association for Business Simulations and Experiential Learning, March 2005.
- The Case of Darlene Jeter and Jet-A-Way, Inc. the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, January 2005.