Faculty Profile - Ian Jude Walsh

Associate Professor, Management
Ph D., Boston College, 2009
M.S., Boston College, 2006
MBA, Boston University, 2002
B.S., Cornell University, 1996
Office: Adamian Academic Center 312iwalsh@bentley.edu


Prior to joining Bentley, I served on the faculties of University of Massachusetts Amherst and University College Dublin. I earned my Ph D in Management from Boston College in 2009.

Teaching Interests

Organizational behavior; leadership; career management; organizational change

Research Interests

Social cognition; organizational change; organizational identity; workplace relationships

Professional Links


Awards and Honors

2017, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2012, Thomas Moran Fellowship, University College Dublin
2011, Outstanding Publication Award, University College Dublin
2009, Best Paper Award, Human Relations
2008, Adelle and Erwin Tomash Fellowship, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
2008, Best Paper Award, Davis Conference on Qualitative Research
2008, Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, Boston College


Journal Articles
Walsh, I. J., Pazzaglia, F., Ergene, E. (2019). Loyal after the end: Understanding organizational identification in the wake of failure. Human Relations, 72 (2), 163-187.

Do, B., Lyle, M. C., Walsh, I. J. (2019). Driving down memory lane: The influence of memories in a community following organizational demise. Organization Studies, 40 (9), 1307-1329.

Xu, S., Jiang, X., Walsh, I. J. (2018). The influence of openness to experience on perceived employee creativity: The moderating roles of individual trust. Journal of Creative Behavior, 52 (2), 142-155.

Sonpar, K., Walsh, I. J., Pazzaglia, F., Eng, M., Dastmalchian, A. (2018). Picking the measuring stick: The role of leaders in social comparisons. Journal of Management Studies, 55 (4), 677-702.

Walsh, I. J., Halgin, D. S., Huang, Z. (2018). Making old friends: Understanding the causes and consequences of maintaining former coworker relationships.. Academy of Management Discoveries, 4 (4), 410-428.

Walsh, I. J., Bartunek, J. M. (2012). Rising from the ashes: Appreciating and fostering postdeath organizing. Organizational Dynamics, 41 (2), 89-98.

Walsh, I. J., Bartunek, J. M. (2011). Cheating the fates: Organizational foundings in the wake of demise. Academy of Management Journal, 54 (5), 1017-1044.

Walsh, I. J., Bhatt, M., Bartunek, J. M. (2009). Organizational knowledge creation in the Chinese context. Management and Organization Review, 5 (2), 261-278.

Walsh, I. J., Glynn, M. A. (2008). The way we were: Legacy organizational identity and the role of leadership. Corporate Reputation Review.

Bartunek, J. M., Huang, Z., Walsh, I. J. (2008). The development of a process model of collective turnover. Human Relations, 61 (1), 5-38.

Book Chapters
Walsh, I. J, Bartunek, J. M. (2016). "Why does this matter?" Understanding the contribution of unexplored phenomena. In R.M Kramer & K.D. Elsbach (Eds.), Handbook of Innovative Qualitative Research Methods. New York: Routledge

Glynn, M. A, Walsh, I. J. (2011). Commentary: Finding the Positive in Positive Organizational Identities. In L.M. Roberts & J.E. Dutton (Eds.), xploring positive identities and organizations: Building a theoretical and research foundation.  (pp. 479-493). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Walsh, I. J. (2009). Rescue and recovery: the role of sense making in experiences of organizational death. Qualitative Organizational Research: Best Papers from the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Walsh, I. J. (2020). "Reimagining the past: Towards a theory of routine encounters with organizational history." Presented at the Academy of Management's Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC/Online.

Walsh, I. J. (2020). "Up in Smoke? Towards a Theory of Community Identity Work" Presented at the Academy of Management's Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC/Online.


Professional Service
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Academy of Management Journal; Group and Organization Managment; Organization Studies; Human Relations, 2020 - Present