David Pottruck Professor of Management and Chair
Management Department, The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Careers, Gender and Diversity, Emotions, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Teamwork, Technology and Innovation, Work and Family, Work Relationships
Future of Work; Race, Equality, and Ethics; Remote Work and Working Families; Workforce Productivity
Nancy Rothbard is the David Pottruck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently the Chair of the Management Department. Nancy earned her A.B. with honors in History from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan. She began her career in organizational behavior as a Research Associate and case writer at the Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Wharton, she was on the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management as a post-doctoral fellow. Since joining the Wharton faculty in 2000, Nancy has taught in the undergraduate, MBA, WEMBA, PhD, and executive education programs, receiving the Wharton Teaching Commitment and Innovation Award and Wharton Teaching Excellence Awards. She is faculty director for several Executive Education programs including The Adaptable Leader and Women’s Executive Leadership.
Nancy research focuses on what motivates people to bring their full selves to work and how this affects their work engagement, performance, and relationships. In particular, she examines how people navigate the boundary between work and personal lives in the context of diverse organizations and technological change. She has worked with companies in a number of industries focusing on issues such as work motivation and engagement, teamwork, leadership, emotions, identity, the changing nature of work, and work-life balance issues.
She is an award winning scholar and teacher who brings the latest thought leadership to her consulting and teaching. She has published her research in top academic research journals in her field and her work has been discussed in the general media in outlets such as ABC News, NBC News, Business Week, CNN, Forbes, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The New York Times, US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
- Friends Without Benefits: Understanding the Dark Sides of Workplace Friendship, Academy of Management Review
- COMMENTARY: The Difference Between Working Long Hours and Workaholism: Response to Commentary on “Beyond Nine to Five”, Academy of Management Discoveries
- Discordant vs. Harmonious Selves: The Effects of Identity Conflict and Enhancement on Sales Performance in Employee–Customer Interactions, Academy of Management Journal
- Beyond Nine To Five: Is Working To Excess Bad For Health?, Academy of Management Discoveries
- Is Love All You Need? The Effects of Emotional Culture, Suppression, and Work–family Conflict on Firefighter Risk-Taking and Health, Academy of Management Journal
- When Worlds Collide in Cyberspace: How Boundary Work in Online Social Networks Impacts Professional Relationships, Academy of Management Review
SME Subject Areas
Careers, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Human Resources, International Management, Leadership, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Management Theory, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit, Religion and Spirituality, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation