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Barrie Litzky

Faculty Bio

Barrie Litzky, PhD is an associate professor of Entrepreneurship at the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. She teaches social entrepreneurship, sustainable innovation, and mindfulness. Barrie’s research centers on the role of business in society and in the ways that organizations and their members both create and respond to social justice issues. Her publications appear in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship.

Research Interests

  • Ethics and sustainability 
  • Social Issues and Management

 Selected Publications

  • Litzky, B., Winkel, D., Hance, J., & Howell, R. (2020). Entrepreneurial intentions: personal and cultural variations. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 27(7), 1029-1047. doi:
  • DeCarolis, D. M., & Litzky, B. E. (2019). Unleashing the potential of university entrepreneurship education. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, SI “Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation,” 22(1), 58-66.
  • Ogutveren-Gonul, O. & Litzky, B.E. (2018) Achieving success or avoiding failure? Motivational orientations of entrepreneurship students. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 18(4), 90-101.
  • Litzky, B. E., Andersson, L., & Smith, W. P. (2018). Networks of entrepreneurs: Making communities wealthier, not just richer. Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship, 8(1), 36-53.
  • Madden, L., Kidder, D., Eddleston, K., Litzky, B., & Kellermanns, F. (2017). A conservation of resources study of standard and contingent employees. Personnel Review, 46(3), 644-661.
  • Merriman, K.K., Sen, S.,Felo, A., & Litzky, B. (2016) Employees and sustainability: The role of incentives. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31(4), 820-836.
  • Felo, A.J., Merriman, K.K., Sen, S., & Litzky, B.E. (2015). Encouraging mid-level managers to support sustainability initiatives. Management Accounting Quarterly, 16(4), 25-31.
  • MacLean, T., Litzky, B. E., & Holderness Jr, D. K. (2015). When organizations don’t walk their talk: A cross-level examination of how decoupling formal ethics programs affects organizational members. Journal of Business Ethics, 351-368. Published online first at.


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