Professor, Management and Organizational Development

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 organizations and the natural environment, gray sector organizations (benefit corporations, quangos, and hybrids), 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 recently served a three year term as president of the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators. She has served on the OBTS Board of Directors, where she championed the diversity endowment, and as Chair of the Roethlisberger and the David L. Bradford Award committees. She has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management Education since 1998.

Awards & Recognition

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.
(2016, in press) Examining the Ethics of Organizational Legal Forms. In P. Miesing & M. Aggestam (eds.), Educating Social Entrepreneurs: A Workbook of Cases, Exercises, and Commentaries, Business Expert Press as part of the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Book Collection.

(2015) Fitting Millennials to Business Cultures Using Five-Factor Theory, Personality Clusters, and the Theory of Bureaucracy. International Journal of Management Practice. 8(2), 99-112.

(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. 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.

(2011) Enhancing the Practical Application of Five-Factor Personality Theory. International Journal of Management Practice, 4(4), 360-375.

(2011) Using Leadered Groups in Organizational Behavior and Management Survey Courses. Journal of Management Education, 35(5), 596-619. Winner of the Fritz Roethlisberger Award for Best JME Paper in 2011.


Selected Presentations

(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.

(2014) Legal Scholars' Analyses of the Benefit Corporation Form of Social Enterprise: A Review and Critique. 11th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Boston, MA, November 5-7.