Cynthia E. Clark

  • Professor, Management
  • Founding Director, Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance,
  • Ph.D. Boston University

Teaching Interests

Corporate Governance; Ethics and Social Responsibility;
Strategic Management

Research Interests

Business & Society;
Corporate Governance & Ethics;
Social and Environmental Disclosures

Consulting/Practice Interests

Ethical decision-making & culture, Corporate governance, Board dynamics, Governance best practices

Bio

Cynthia is the author of two books - Giving Voice to Values in the Boardroom and Business & Society: Ethical, Legal and Digital Environments. She regularly conducts training sessions on ethical decision-making, shareholder activism and optimal nominating and governance procedures for senior management teams and boards of directors. Additionally, she is an active member in and frequent speaker for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), 50/50 Women on Boards and the Society for Governance Professionals. She has been widely cited in the media on governance issues including The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, CNN, Forbes and Reuters with multiple appearances on Bloomberg Radio and various governance podcasts. Cynthia’s research interests concern ethics and governance issues in organizations with a particular focus on how firms do or do not address conflicts of interest, shareholder activism, privacy breaches and disclosing information. Recently published work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Business Horizons, Strategic Management Journal, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Information Systems Quarterly, and Business & Society. She is the founding director of the Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance, an institute dedicated to bridging board of director research with practice. Cynthia serves on the editorial board of the journal, Business & Society. Prior to joining Bentley, Cynthia was a member of the faculty at Boston University, following a career in the banking and securities industry. She holds a PhD from the honors program at Boston University and a Master's degree from Northwestern University.

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Corporate Governance 2014 - Present
  • Boston Chamber of Commerce 2014 - Present
  • Women on Boards 50/50 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Corporate Directors 2012 - Present
  • Strategic Management Society 2009 - Present
  • Society for Business Ethics 2006 - Present
  • Academy of Management 2003 - Present
  • International Association of Business & Society 2000 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2022, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution for 2022, Bentley University
  • 2021, Winner, Most Promising New Textbook, Textbook & Academic Authors Association
  • 2020, Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership, Strategic Management Society
  • 2019, McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics, Steed School of Accounting
  • 2019, Most Inspirational Paper Award, European Academy of Management EURAM
  • 2019, Best International Symposium, Academy of Management (AOM)
  • 2016, Fulbright Scholarship Recipient, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
  • 2015, Citations of Excellence Award, Emerald Publishing
  • 2013, Best Paper Award, Strategic Management Society
  • 2011, Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management
  • 2005, Legacy Award, Boston University
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Clark, C., Brown, J. A. (2022). Meet the New Board - Same as the Old Board. MITSloan Management Review. (Link)
  • Clark, C., Gabaldon, P., Arora, P. (2021). Female Representation on Corporate Boards in Europe: The Interplay of Organizational Social Consciousness and Institutions. Journal of Business Ethics. 1-22.
  • Clark, C., Riera, M., Iborra, M. (2021). Toward a Theoretical Framework of Corporate Social Irresponsibility: Clarifying the Gray Zones between Responsibility and Irresponsibility. Business & Society.
  • Clark, C. (2021). How do Standard Setters Define Materiality and Why does it Matter?. Business Ethics: A European Review.
  • Stuart, A., Bedard, J. C., Clark, C. (2020). The value of assurance and ethics in difficult times: Investor decisions and corporate social responsibility disclosures. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Guldiken, O., Mallon, M., Fainshmidt, S., Judge, W., Clark, C. (2019). Beyond tokenism: How strategic leaders influence more meaningful gender diversity on boards of directors. Strategic Management Journal, (40) 12 2024-2046. (Link)
  • Clark, C., Steckler, E. (2019). Authenticity and corporate governance. Journal of Business Ethics, (155) 4 951-963.
  • Geletkanycz, M., Clark, C., Gabaldon, P. (2018). When Boards Broaden Their Definition of Diversity, Women and People of Color Lose Out. Harvard Business Review. (Link)
  • Brown, J. A., Clark, C., Buono, A. (2018). The UN global compact: Engaging implicit and explicit CSR for global governance. Journal of Business Ethics, (4) 147 721-734.
  • Clark, C., Bryant, A. P., Griffin, J. J. (2017). Firm Engagement and Social Issue Salience, Consensus, and Contestation. Business & Society, (56) 8 1136-1168. (Link)
  • Burke, J., Clark, C. (2016). The Business Case for Integrated Reporting: Insights from Leading Practitioners, Regulators and Academics. Business Horizons, (May-June) 273-283.
  • Perrault, E., Clark, C. (2015). Environmental Shareholder Activism: Considering Status and Reputation in Firm Responsiveness. Organization & Environment, (29) 2 194-211.
  • Clark, C., Brown, J. A. (2015). Multinational Corporations and Governance Effectiveness: Towards a More Integrative Board. Journal of Business Ethics, (132 ) 3 565-577.
  • Clark, C., Newell, S. M. (2013). Institutional work and complicit decoupling across the U.S. capital markets: The work of rating agencies. Business Ethics Quarterly, (23) 1 1-30. (Link)
  • Clark, C., Van Buren, H. J. (2013). Compound Conflicts of Interest in the U.S. Proxy System. Journal of Business Ethics, (116) 2 355-371. (Link)
  • Clark, C., Perrault, E. (2012). Influencing climate change policy: the effect of shareholder pressure and firm environmental performance. Business & Society, (51) 1 148-175. (Link)
  • Culnan, M. J., Clark, C. (2009). How Ethics Can Enhance Organizational Privacy: Lessons from the ChoicePoint and TJX Data Breaches. MIS Quarterly, (33) 4 673-687. (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2008). ChoicePoint Inc. and the Personal Data Industry. Case Research Journal, (27) 3-4 115-130. (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2008). Toward a taxonomy of corporate reporting strategies. Journal of Business Communication, (45) 3 232-264. (Link)
  • Clark, C., Ryan, L. V. (2007). Courting shareholders: The ethical implications of altering ownership structures. Business Ethics Quarterly, (17) 4 669-688. (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2006). Hershey Foods Company: Board of Directors and Stakeholders Conflict Over Sale. Case Research Journal, (26) 1 13-28. (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2005). Trust diffusion: The effect of interpersonal trust on structure, function and organizational transparency. Business & Society, (44) 3 357-368. (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2002). Information disclosure: An analysis of regulation fair disclosure. The Strategist, (8) 4 36-39.
  • Clark, C. (2000). Differences between public relations and corporate social responsibility: An analysis. Public Relations Review, (26) 3 363-380. (Link)

    Books


  • Clark, C., Chang, K. K., Melvin, S. (2020). Business & Society: Ethical, Legal and Digital Environments. Sage Publishing (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2020). Giving Voice to Values in the Boardroom. 120. Rutledge Publishing (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2008). Trust Diffusion: How Creating Climates of Trust can Influence Organizational Effectiveness. 200. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Publishing (Link)

  • Book Chapters


  • Clark, C. (2023). Environmental, Social and Governance Issues and the Board In , (Eds.) The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private and Not-for-Profit Boards, 3rd edition. Wiley Publications Forthcoming.
  • Clark, C. (2023). Values Conflicts and the Board of Directors In Till Talaulicar , (Eds.) Research Handbook on Corporate Governance and Ethics. 30. Edward Elgar Publishing (Link) Forthcoming.
  • Clark, C. (2021). Challenges and Opportunities in Voicing Values in the Boardroom In , (Eds.) Research Handbook on Corporate Governance and Ethics. Edward Elgar Publishing Forthcoming.
  • Clark, C. (2021). Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: The Evolving Context In , (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Corporate Governance. Edward Elgar Publishing Forthcoming.
  • Clark, C. (2019). The board of directors’ role in ensuring accountability and creating value: stakeholder and shareholder complementarity In Ciulla, J. and & Scharding, T. , (Eds.) Ethical Business Leadership in Troubling Times. Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Weaver, G., Clark, C. (2015). Integrity: interdisciplinary essays on theory and practice: The European and Northern American perspectives In , (Eds.) Behavioral ethics, behavioral governance, and corruption in and by organizations. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Burke, J., Clark, C. (2015). Boards and Shareholders: Bridging the Divide In , (Eds.) Shareholder Empowerment. Palgrave-Macmillan
  • Perrault, E., Clark, C. (2011). Non-financial Reporting In O. Ihlen, Bartlett, J. and May, S. , (Eds.) The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility, . Wiley Blackwell (Link)
  • Clark, C., Ryan, L. (2010). Ethics in Investor Relations In J. Boatright, (Eds.) Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Theory and Practice. 475-493. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2007). Differences between public relations and corporate social responsibility: An analysis In Crane, A. & Matten, D., (Eds.) Corporate Social Responsibility.. Sage Publications, Ltd. (Link) Forthcoming.

  • Cases


    Clark, C. (2023). Gender Pay EquityPearson Publishing. Forthcoming.Clark, C. (2022). Google and the Right to be ForgottenPearson Publishing. Forthcoming.Clark, C. (2016). Google and the Right to Be ForgottenMcGraw-Hill. Clark, C. (2014). Hershey Foods Company: Board of Directors and Stakeholders Conflict over Sale. Clark, C. (2011). ChoicePoint, Inc. and the personal data industryHarvard Business School Publishing Case: NA0046-PDF-ENG.

    Conference Proceedings


  • Perrault, E.Clark, C.Berman, S. L. (2011). Stakeholder salience revisited: Enlightening, balancing and transcending Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management, (Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings) 1 1-6.

  • Other(s)


  • Clark, C. (2022). How Boards Implement DEI in 2022. (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2022). Why Compliance with the Law is Often not Enough . (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2022). Boards and CEO Activism . (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2022). Cybersecurity, Personal Data and the Board. (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2022). Boards will need to hire sustainability experts – and soon. (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2022). How are ESG metrics tied to Executive Compensation? . (Link)
  • Clark, C. (2022). What climate-related information to disclose? It’s a moving target these days . (Link)
  • Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T., Clark, C. (2022). Onward & Upward: The 2022 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies. Published by The Boston Club.The Boston Club. 20th
  • Clark, C. (2022). Speak Up But Not Out. (Link)
  • Flynn, P. M., Clark, C., Wolfman, T. G. (2021). Breaking Barriers: The 2021 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of MA Public Companies.The Boston Club.
  • Flynn, P. M., Clark, C., Wolfman, T., , . (2020). "Significant Progress: But Not for Everyone: The 2020 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of MA Public Companies"The Boston Club. 18
  • Clark, C. (2020). "Work Has Changed: How Boards Navigate Disruption and Drive Human Capital Transformation" Women Corporate Directors & Pearl Meyer, 2020 Thought Leadership Commission Report .
  • Presentations

  • Clark, C. (2022). “Global Social Movements & The Governance of the Firm” Presented at the Corporate Governance: An International Review Special Issue Lead Editor
  • Brown, J. A., arora, p., Ward, A., Clark, C. (2022). “Director Exits and the Circulation of Power” Presented at the EGOS European Group for Organizational Studies Vienna, Austria
  • Clark, C. (2022). “Bentley-Gallup Force for Good Survey: Session for Faculty” Presented at the Office of the President Bentley-Gallup Force for Good Survey
  • Clark, C. (2021). “Shades of Gray: The Evolving Role of Board Directors” Presented at the Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP Governance Seminar Series
  • Clark, C. (2021). “Ethics, Conflicts & Bias” Presented at the Morgan Stanley Women in Equity Series
  • Clark, C. (2021). “Independence and the Gray Director” Presented at the Board Options Inc. Seat at the Table
  • Clark, C. (2021). “Are You Ready to Serve on a Public Board?” Presented at the Morgan Stanley Financial Services Seminar Series
  • Clark, C. (2021). “CEO Succession” Presented at the The Boston Club TBC Speaker Series
  • Clark, C. (2021). “Four Mechanisms Driving Gender Diversity” Presented at the Principles for Responsible Management Education PRME Talks: Gender Equality from Classrooms to Boardrooms
  • Clark, C., Brown, J. A. (2020). “Board Refreshment as a Structural Elaboration” Presented at the University of Bath CBOS Global Corporate Governance Summit Virtual - London
  • Clark, C. (2020). Presented at the BDO COVID-19: Higher Education Update
  • Clark, C. (2020). Presented at the Principles for Responsible Management Education 2020 Virtual PRME Global Forum
  • Clark, C. (2020). Presented at the Board Leaders The Role of the Nonprofit Board Today
  • Clark, C. (2020). “Board Governance during COVID” Presented at the Board Leaders New England Chapter Meeting
  • Murphy, A. M., Ward, A., Brown, J. A., Clark, C. (2020). “Board Refreshment” Presented at the Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society Virtual - London
  • Kurdyukov, R., Brown, J. A., Clark, C. (2020). “Managerial Discretion in Stakeholder Engagement: A Meso-level Story of Opportunities and Challenges” Presented at theInternational Association for Business and Society Annual Conference Lisbon, Portugal (virtual)
  • Kurdyukov, R., Brown, J. A., Clark, C. (2020). “Managerial Discretion in Stakeholder Engagement: A Multi-level Story of Opportunities and Challenges” Presented at theAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management Vancouver, Canada (virtual)
  • Clark, C. (2020). “Giving Voice to Values in the Boardroom” Presented at the Boardroom Bound Boardroom Bound - Featured Podcast Interview
  • Clark, C. (2020). “Board Refreshment” Presented at theStrategic Management Society
  • Clark, C. (2020). “Cybersecurity Questions Every Board Should Ask” Presented at the National Association of Corporate Directors NACD Virtual Summit 2020
  • Gabaldon, P., Arora, P., Clark, C. (2019). “When do firms choose substantive over symbolic compliance with board gender quotas?” Presented at theEuropean Academy of Management EURAM Portugal
  • Clark, C. (2019). “Artificial Intelligence and the Responsibilities of Business: Mapping the Ethical Terrain” Presented at the State Street Foundation Global Business Ethics Symposium Waltham. MA
  • Clark, C. (2019). “Corporate Governance in Changing Institutional Environments” Presented at the Harold S. Geneen Institute International Corporate Governance Society - Annual Conference Colchester, UK
  • Clark, C. (2019). “Doctoral Consortium” Presented at the AOM Academy of Management - Doctoral Consortium Boston, MA
  • Brown, J. A., Clark, C., Buono, A. F. (2019). “Firm-level Governance and the United Nations Global Compact: Challenges in Managing Co-existing Logics” Presented at the Academy of Management Academy of Management Specialized Conference: Responsible Leadership in Rising Economies Bled, Slovenia
  • Clark, C., Brown, J. A. (2019). “Women on Boards: New Insights from Global Research” Presented at the Academy of Management Academy of Management Boston, MA
  • Ghaddar, S., Brown, J. A., Clark, C. (2018). “Board of Director “Freshness” and CSP: Investigating the Moderating Role of Board Gender Diversity” Presented at theThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois
  • Stuart, A., Bedard, J. C., Clark, C. (2018). “The value of assurance and ethics in difficult times: Corporate social responsibility disclosures and investor decisions. ” Presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association Auditing and Assurance Conference Dublin, Ireland
  • Ghaddar, S., Clark, C. (2018). “Women on Boards: Moving Beyond the Business Case to a Moral Justification” Presented at theThe Society for Business Ethics Conference Chicago, Illinois
  • Stuart, A., Bedard, J. C., Clark, C. (2018). “ The value of assurance and ethics in difficult times: Corporate social responsibility disclosures and investor decisions. ” Presented at theInternational Symposium on Auditing Research Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Brown, J. A., Ward, A., Arora, P., Clark, C. (2018). “Aftermath of Failed Coups: The Circulation of Power after Director Resignations” Presented at the Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society Conference Paris
  • Clark, C. (2018). ““Value of Diversity on Boards”” Presented at the The Boston Club Women on Boards Affinity Group
  • Clark, C. (2018). ““Ethical Decision Making”” Presented at the Louisiana Bankers Association Louisiana Bankers Association Annual Meeting Chicago
  • Clark, C. (2018). “ “Director Diversity”” Presented at the Society for Governance Professionals Governance Essentials
  • Clark, C. (2017). ““Board Authenticity and Accountability”” Presented at the Origin Bank Board Meeting - Origin Bank
  • Clark, C. (2017). “The Director Selection Process: A Field Study from the Candidates’ Perspective” Presented at the SMS Strategic Management Society Houston TX
  • Clark, C. (2017). “Integrating Identity into Corporate Board Selection and Composition” Presented at the Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Goverance International Corporate Governance Society Rome, Italy
  • Brown, J. A., Clark, C. (2017). “The director selection process: A structural elaboration story” Presented at theInternational Association for Business and Society Amsterdam
  • Clark, C. (2016). “Conference Chair” Presented at the Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility Global Business Ethics Symposium Bentley University
  • Clark, C. (2016). “Faculty Expert” Presented at the Society for Business Ethics Society for Business Ethics - Emerging Scholars Workshop Anaheim, CA
  • Clark, C. (2016). “Paper Presentation & Panelist” Presented at the SBE Society for Business Ethics - Strategic Global Strategy Panel Anaheim, CA
  • Clark, C. (2016). “Faculty Expert” Presented at the Society for Business Ethics Society for Business Ethics - Speed Mentoring Anaheim, CA
  • Clark, C. (2016). “Moderator” Presented at the Academy of Management - Social Issues in Management Academy of Management - Governance & Social Responsibility Anaheim, CA
  • Clark, C. (2016). “Paper Presentation” Presented at the Society for Business Ethics Society for Business Ethics - Disclosure & Ethics Anaheim, CA
  • Clark, C. (2016). “Workshop Facilitator” Presented at the Academy of Management Academy of Management - Humanistic Management Workshop Anaheim, CA
  • Clark, C. (2016). “Conference Chair” Presented at the Harold S. Geneen Insititute International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS) Bentley University
  • Clark, C. (2016). “Faculty Workshop Leader” Presented at the Academy of Management - Organizations in the Natural Environment (ONE) Academy of Management - ONE Doctoral Workshop Anaheim, CA
  • Clark, C. (2015). ““Ethical Decision Making: Conflicts and Bias”” Presented at the KPMG Managing Workplace Issues
  • Clark, C. (2015). “Conference Co-Chair” Presented at the ICGS and Geneen Institute International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS) Copenhagen
  • Brown, J. A., Clark, C., Buono, A. F., Stuart, A. (2015). “The UN Global Compact: Looking for a Balance Between Implicit and Explicit CSR” Presented at theVincentian Business Ethics Conference New York, NY
  • Brown, J. A., Clark, C. (2015). “Corporate Director Power” Presented at the IABS International Association of Business & Society Cost Rica
  • Clark, C., Brown, J. A. (2014). “Multinational Corporations and Governance Effectiveness: Towards a More Integrative Board” Presented at the2014 Academy of Management Conference Philadelphia PA
  • Clark, C., Newell, S. M. (2014). “Managing Contradiction: Stockholder and Stakeholder Views of the Firm as Paradoxical Opportunity” Presented at theSociety for Business Ethics Philadelphia, PA
  • Clark, C. (2014). “The Complementarity of Stakeholder and Stockholder Theories” Presented at theStrategic Management Society Madrid, Spain
  • Clark, C. (2014). “Board Accountability in a Shareholder Empowered World” Presented at the Henley Centre for Governance, Accountability & Responsible Investment (GARI) Governance and Integrated Thinking Henley Business School
  • Clark, C. (2014). ““Navigating Ethical Dilemmas and Conflicts of Interest”” Presented at the Mass Society of CPAs Annual Meeting Boston
  • Clark, C. (2013). “Stakeholder Theory and accounting theory: never the two shall meet?” Presented at the Cass Business School Research Workshop London, UK
  • Clark, C., Brown, J. A. (2013). “Global governance, business ethics and anti-corruption initiatives” Presented at the DePaul Vincentian Business Ethics Conference Chicago, Illinois
  • Clark, C., Grosvold, J. (2013). “Accelerating to go Nowhere: An Empirical Test of the Role of the Corporate Board of Directors in Sanctioning and Decoupling Board Policy” Presented at theAcademy of Management Orlando, FL
  • Clark, C., Steckler, E., Newell, S. (2013). “Managing Contradiction in Business and Society: Stockholder and Stakeholder Views of the Firm as Paradoxical Opportunity” Presented at theEuropean Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) Montreal, Canada
  • Clark, C., Griffin, J., Bryant, A. (2013). “Issue Materiality and Stakeholder Theory” Presented at theStrategic Management Society Glasgow, Scotland
  • Clark, C., Griffin, J., Bryant, A. (2012). “Issue-driven Activism” Presented at theStrategic Management Society Prague, CZ
  • Perrault, E., Clark, C. (2012). “Stakeholder Status and Firm Responsiveness. ” Presented at theAcademy of Management Boston, MA
  • Clark, C., Perrault, E., Berman, S. L. (2011). “Enlightening, Balancing and Transcending” Presented at theAcademy of Management San Antonio
  • Clark, C., Fitza, M. (2011). “ Where to draw the line: Transparency and competitive advantage” Presented at theStrategic Management Society Miami, Florida
  • Perrault, E., Clark, C. (2010). “Non-starters and poor performers: Firm responses to direct and indirect environmental engagement” Presented at the Academy of Management - social issues in management Academy of Management Annual Meeting Montreal, Canada
  • Clark, C. (2009). “Competing demands: Information sharing and withholding decisions amidst institutional pressures” Presented at theAcademy of Management Chicago, IL
  • Clark, C., Crawford, E. P. (2009). “Voluntary Reporting on Environmental and Social Issues: An institutional analysis of practices in France, the United Kingdom and the United States” Presented at theEuropean Association of Business in Society Barcelona, Spain
  • Proffitt, T., Clark, C., Rehbein, K. (2009). “Shareholder Activism As The Primary Vehicle of Governance: Is It Working?” Presented at theInternational Association of Business & Society Aspen, CO
  • Perrault, E., Clark, C. (2009). “Voluntary Reporting on Environmental and Social Issues: An institutional analysis of practices in France, the United Kingdom and the United States” Presented at the EABIS Eurpoean Association of Business and Society Barcelona, Spain
  • Dawkins, C. E., Clark, C. (2008). “Beyond Acclamations and Excuses: An Analysis of Environmental Performance and Environmental Disclosure” Presented at theInternational Association of Business & Society Tampere, Finland
  • Clark, C., Segui, E. (2008). “Corporate governance and business ethics in cluster countries in the European Union” Presented at theInternational Association of Business & Society Tempere, Finland
  • Clark, C. (2007). “Modeling the corporate disclosure decision making processes of top management” Presented at theAcademy of Management Philadelphia
  • Clark, C. (2007). “Influences on the scope of corporate disclosure programs: Environmental factors and managerial commitment” Presented at theInternational Association of Business & Society Florence, Italy
  • Clark, C. (2006). “Trust within and between groups: Leader ties and boundary spanning groups” Presented at theAcademy of Management Atlanta
  • Clark, C., Ryan, L. V. (2006). “Courting shareholders: The ethical implications of altering ownership structures” Presented at theSociety for Business Ethics Atlanta
  • Clark, C. (2005). “Corporate disclosure strategies: An analysis of investor approach and institutional effects” Presented at theAcademy of Management Honolulu
  • Clark, C. (2005). “Selling an American icon: Governance, group dynamics and stakeholder pressure at Hershey Foods Company” Presented at theNorth American Case Researchers Association New Seabury, MA
  • Clark, C. (2004). “Information disclosure strategy: Corporate transparency enactment and investor trust” Presented at theInternational Association of Business and Society Sonoma, CA
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for Majors and Minors Career Fair 2022 - Present
  • Committee Member for MG Curriculum & Major Task Force 2021 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Faculty adviser - tenure track 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Tenure Review Committee 2015 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for Assurance of Learning - MG 345 all sections 2009 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Junior Faculty Reviewer 2022 - 2022
  • Committee Member for Organizational Behavior Search Committee 2018 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Summer Grant Application Reviewer 2014 - 2019
  • Committee Member for MG 345 Learning Assessment 2015 - 2018
  • Task Force Member for Management Dept. Succession Planning Ctte. 2014 - 2017
  • Mentor (Student) for First Year Seminar 2016 - 2016
  • Committee Member for Scholarship Committee 2013 - 2015
  • Task Force Member for Strategic Management Core 2007 - 2010
  • Course Coordinator for Assurance of Learning - PhD Programs 2008 - 2008
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for Gallup - A Force for Good 2022 - Present
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for Ethics@Work - Hoffman Center for Business Ethics 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for Gallup/Bentley Research Team 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for University Research Council 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) 2020 - Present
  • Faculty Research Fellow for Center for Business Ethics Research Fellow 2010 - Present
  • Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance, Director 2008 - Present
  • Committee Member for Search Committee - Center for Women in Business 2021 - 2022
  • Committee Member for Valente Center for A&S Climate Change Seminar 2021 - 2022
  • Task Force Member for Fulbright Award Committee 2022 - 2022
  • Task Force Member for Racial Healing Practice Challenge 2022 - 2022
  • Committee Member for Sustainability Green Fund 2018 - 2021
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Conversation Partners 2017 - 2021
  • Mentor (Faculty) for FUSIO 2015 - 2019
  • Program Organizer for Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility 2013 - 2019
  • Member for Curriculum Policy Committee 2013 - 2019
  • Program Organizer for Next Generation PhD Workshop, Founder & Coordinator 2008 - 2019
  • Committee Member for PhD Academic Performance Standards Committee 2015 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Assurance of Learning 2018 - 2019
  • Member for PhD Council 2006 - 2018
  • Program Organizer for United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for EQUIS Accreditation 2015 - 2017
  • Committee Member for NEASC Accreditation, Integrity Standard 2012 - 2016
  • Committee Member for EQUIS Accreditation 2010 - 2015
  • Member for PhD Director Search Committee 2014 - 2014
  • Associate Coordinator for Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility 2011 - 2013
  • Associate Director for PhD Programs 2006 - 2010
  • Task Force Member for Assurance of Learning Initiative 2008 - 2009
  • Professional Service


  • Committee Member for The Boston Club 2022 - Present
  • Board of Directors of a Company for The Boston Public Library Fund 2022 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for International Association of Business & Society 2021 - Present
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for 50/50 Women on Boards 2020 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Strategic Management Society 2018 - Present
  • Committee Member for Society for Corporate Governance Professionals 2014 - Present
  • Editor, Journal for Business & Society 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Social Issues in Management, Academy of Management 2010 - Present
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for International Corporate Governance Society 2014 - 2019
  • Board Member: for Social Issues in Management Division - Academy of Management 2013 - 2018
  • Board Member: for Strategic Management Society, Stakeholder Strategies Division 2015 - 2017
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Corporate Governance Society 2015 - 2015
  • Conference Co-Organizer: for International Corporate Governance Society 2014 - 2015