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Professor Jamie Ladge

Professor Jamie Ladge

Distinguished Research Professor

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Jamie Ladge has been a Professor in the Management and Organizational Development Group of DMSB for the past twelve years. She is primarily known for her research exploring the intersection of work and family, stigmatized social identities, and career equality, gender and diversity issues in organizations. Dr. Ladge’s core area of research focuses on the psychological and career implications of professionally-employed mothers and fathers. She also researches the diversity challenges and work and family boundaries of those holding stigmatized social identities including pregnant workers and same sex couples. Her work has been published in several top management and human resources journals including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Vocational Behavior and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. She also recently co-authored the book, “Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood” which was published by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Ladge is a frequent speaker, both nationally and internationally, on the topic of gender and diversity in organizations and work-life integration. Her research has also received a significant amount of media attention in major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, Businessweek and other prominent media outlets. At Northeastern, she teaches courses on Managing Human Capital, Managing People and Organizations, Career Management and Organizational Behavior.

Dr Ladge is a current member of the Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, American Psychological Association, Society for Human Resource Professionals and Founding Member of the Work-Family Researchers Network. She currently serves as the Division Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management. She received an M.S. and Ph.D. from Boston College, Carroll School of Management, an MBA from Simmons School of Management and a B.S. from Babson College.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D.

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Research interests

  • Gender and Diversity
  • Work-life Integration
  • Careers and Professional Transitions
  • Identity and Stigma

My research explores the intersection of work and family, stigmatized social identities, and career equality, gender and diversity issues in organizations. My core area of research focuses on the psychological and career implications of professionally-employed mothers and fathers. I also research the diversity challenges and work and family boundaries of those holding stigmatized social identities including pregnant workers and same sex couples. My work has been published in several top management and human resources journals including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Vocational Behavior and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. I also recently co-authored the book, “Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood” which was published by Oxford University Press.

Research projects

Current new projects include: studying cross-race and cross-gender relationships at work; career pathways and career identity development of young professionals; work-family allyship and work-family image. I am supervising one Post-Doc at the moment at Northeastern University.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Modestino AS, Sugiyama K, Ladge J (2019). Careers in construction: an examination of the career narratives of young professionals and their emerging career self-concepts. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 115 Abstract. DOI.
Smith AN, Watkins MB, Ladge JJ, Carlton P (2019). Making the Invisible Visible: Paradoxical Effects of Intersectional Invisibility on the Career Experiences of Executive Black Women. Academy of Management Journal, 62(6), 1705-1734. DOI.
Ladge JJ, Little LM (2019). When expectations become reality: Work-family image management and identity adaptation. Academy of Management Review, 44(1), 126-149. Abstract. DOI.
Ladge JJ, Humberd BK, Eddleston KA (2018). Retaining professionally employed new mothers: the importance of maternal confidence and workplace support to their intent to stay. Human Resource Management, 57(4), 883-900. Abstract. DOI.
Sawyer KB, Thoroughgood C, Ladge J (2017). Invisible families, invisible conflicts: Examining the added layer of work-family conflict for employees with LGB families. JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 103, 23-39. Author URL. DOI.

Publications by year


2019

Modestino AS, Sugiyama K, Ladge J (2019). Careers in construction: an examination of the career narratives of young professionals and their emerging career self-concepts. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 115 Abstract. DOI.
Smith AN, Watkins MB, Ladge JJ, Carlton P (2019). Making the Invisible Visible: Paradoxical Effects of Intersectional Invisibility on the Career Experiences of Executive Black Women. Academy of Management Journal, 62(6), 1705-1734. DOI.
Ladge JJ, Little LM (2019). When expectations become reality: Work-family image management and identity adaptation. Academy of Management Review, 44(1), 126-149. Abstract. DOI.

2018

Ladge JJ, Humberd BK, Eddleston KA (2018). Retaining professionally employed new mothers: the importance of maternal confidence and workplace support to their intent to stay. Human Resource Management, 57(4), 883-900. Abstract. DOI.

2017

Sawyer KB, Thoroughgood C, Ladge J (2017). Invisible families, invisible conflicts: Examining the added layer of work-family conflict for employees with LGB families. JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 103, 23-39. Author URL. DOI.

Awards and Honours

  • 2018-2020 Patrick F. & Helen C. Walsh Professor
  • 2018 Finalist, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (top 5 finalist out of 2500 papers reviewed across 83 English language journals)

External positions

  • Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Development, D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Invited lectures

  • Invited to be Keynote speaker at the University of Alabama Work-family conference in February, 2020

I teach courses on Managing Human Capital, Managing People and Organizations, Career Management and Organizational Behavior at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.