• E-Mail:  erinreid@bu.edu
  • Office: 619
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University Questrom School of Business
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

Erin Reid studies the interrelations between careers, identity, and how work is organized. She is especially interested in how men and women cope with time-greedy work, and the implications of their coping mechanisms for their own lives as well as the organizations for which they work. She uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in her research. Her research has been published or is forthcoming in Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Her work has received multiple awards. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 "Radar" award. 

Prior to her academic career, Erin worked for a small social policy research company, in education and labor market policy for Canadian government, and as a dietary aide for a nursing home.


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    Journal Articles:

      Reid, E. (2015). Embracing, Passing, Revealing and the Ideal Worker Image: How People Navigate Expected and Experienced Professional Identities. Organization Science, 4(26), 997-1017.
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      Ramarajan, L., & Reid, E. (2013). Changes in Work, Changes in Self? Managing our Work and Non-Work Identities in an Integrated World. European Business Review, 13(9), 61-64.

      Ramarajan, L., & Reid, E. (2013). Shattering the Myth of Separate Worlds: Negotiating Non-Work Identities at Work. Academy of Management Review, 38(4), 621-644.

      Reid, E., & Toffel, M. (2009). Responding to Public and Private Politics: Corporate Disclosure of Climate Change Strategies. Strategic Management Journal, 30(11), 1157-1178.

      Tucker, S., Turner, N., Barling, J., Reid, E., & Elving, C. (2006). Apologies and Transformational Leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, 63(2), 195-207.

    Book Chapters:

      Reid, E. (2013). in Doing Gender, in Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia : Sage Publications.

    Other Publications:

      Reid, E. (2015). Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80 Hour Weeks..: Harvard Business Review,Harvard Business Review.
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      Reid, E. (2011). Passing as Superman: The Ideal Worker and Men's Professional Identities.: Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management.