Rae Andre

Professor, Management and Global Sustainability

Rae André

112 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




PhD, Organizational Psychology, University of Michigan
MA, Theatre Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, English, Cornell University

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor André’s research interests include leadership and sustainability, accountability in social enterprises and benefit corporations, and management pedagogy.

Industry & Academic Experience

Before joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty, Professor André held professional positions at MCA, Inc., IBM, and General Motors Corporation. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland; the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand; L’Ecole Supérieure du Commerce, Reims, France; and the Semester at Sea Voyage of the University of Pittsburg.

Services to the Profession

Professor André served as President of the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society from 2010 to 2013. She has also served on the organization’s Board of Directors and chaired the Roethlisberger Committee and the Bradford Award Committee. She serves on the Review Boards of the Journal of Management Education and the Management Teaching Review.

Awards & Recognition

Peter J. Frost Mentoring Award. The Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, 2017.

Susan B. Herman Service Award. The Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, 2014.

Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award for the Best Paper in the Journal of Management Education, 2011. For “Using Leadered Groups in Organizational Behavior and Management Survey Courses”, (October, 35:5, 596-619).


Selected Publications

(2016) Who Should Define the 'Social' in 'Social Enterprise' - Elected Governments or Partnered Corporations? Management Teaching Review.

(2015) Benefit Corporations at a Crossroads: As Lawyers Weigh In, Companies Weigh Their Options. Business Horizons. 58(3), May-June, 243-252.

(2014) Fifty Shades of Accountability: Governmental-Non-Governmental Hybrids. ,em>Non-Profit Quarterly. 2(1), Spring, 36-45.

(2013) An Examination of the Competitive Attitudes of Entrepreneurs: Implications for Entrepreneurial Orientation at the Individual Level. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 18(2) 135008-1-2 – 135008-23 DOI 10.1142/S1084946713500088.

(2012) Assessing the Accountability of the Benefit Corporation:  Will This New Gray Sector Organization Enhance Corporate Social Responsibility? Journal of Business Ethics, 110 (1), 133-150. DOI 10.1007/s10551-012-1254-1  Recipient of the DMSB Research Award for Financial Times Top Journal publication.


Selected Presentations

(2017) The Need for Research on Institutional Basics. Research in Management Learning and Education (The Unconference), The New School, New York, New York. June 27-29.

(2017) Teaching Management in the Context of a Radically Changing Government: How Might Courses in Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, and General Management Incorporate Issues of Evolving Systemic Power? Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island. June 14-17.

(2016) Leadership as if the Planet Mattered: What Skills Will Help Future Leaders Address Climate Change? International Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, University of Winchester, Winchester, UK July 8-9.

(2016) An Institutional Analysis of a Social Enterprise: Are Benefit Corporations Mythholders or Networkers, and Does it Matter? International Society for Third Sector Research, Stockholm, Sweden. June 28-July 1.

(2015) An Institutional Analysis of Myth Making and Network Interaction in Emerging Social Enterprises: The Case of the Benefit Corporation Organizational Form. Academy of Management, Vancouver, B.C., August 9-12.