Barry Scudder-Davis

Research Interests

Barry's research interests a primarily related to blockchain technology, including governance of blockchain-based systems.


Barry completed his undergraduate degree at Northeastern University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in May, 2017 with a B.S. degree in Finance and a minor in French. Barry continued his education at Northeastern to earn a MS degree in Finance and graduated summer 2019. In Fall 2019, Barry began a PhD program in Information Systems at Bentley University under advisor M. Lynne Markus where his research is focused on blockchain and distributed ledger technology.



  • Scudder-Davis, B. W., Duane, J. E., Marabelli, M. (2022). “Power Dynamics in the Evolution of Blockchain” Presented at theAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Seattle, WA
  • Brown, J. A., Scudder-Davis, B. W., Bosse, D., Johnson-Cramer, M., rehbein, k. (2022). “Stakeholder Theory in Context: Opportunities and Challenges for Future Research” Presented at the IABS Annual Meeting of the International Association of Business & Society San Francisco, CA
  • Varys-Scudder-Davis, B. W., Brown, J. A. (2021). “Blockchain Meta-Organizations: A New Context for Stakeholder Management” Presented at the Academy of Management Academy of Management Conference 2021