Bari Bendell, PhD

Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Bari Bendell’s research interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategic innovation, and sustainability, and focus on understanding organization decisions as well as the individuals making them. She applies a range of theories and methodological approaches to bridge the micro-macro gap in the innovation and entrepreneurship literature.

Dr. Bendell’s latest research can be found in the Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Business Research, the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, among other publications. She has won research and teaching grants and awards from Suffolk University, Babson's International Women’s Entrepreneurship Research Conference, and the Eastern Academy of Management. Dr. Bendell and her students have collaborated with a number of companies and organizations including Liberty Mutual, Swissnex Boston,, AeroShield, BKM Marketing, and The School of Management Fribourg Switzerland.


PhD, Indiana University
MPP, University of Southern California
BS, Bryant University

Honors and Recognitions

  • Best Conference Themed Paper, Babson's Diana International Research Conference on Gender and Entrepreneurship (2022)
  • Best Entrepreneurship Paper, Eastern Academy of Management Conference (2019)
  • Finalist for Sawyer Business School Outstanding Faculty Award, Suffolk Student Government Association (2019)
  • Paper “A Gender‐Aware Study of Self‐Leadership Strategies Among High‐Growth Entrepreneurs” was among the top 10% most downloaded articles published between January 2018 and December 2019 in the Journal of Small Business Management.
  • Best Empirical Paper, Diana International Research Conference on Gender and Entrepreneurship (2018)

Professional Activities

  • City of Quincy Climate Change Committee Member, (January 2019 - Present)

Intellectual Contributions


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Courses Taught

  • MBA730: Innovative Thinking
  • ENT352: Green Sustainable Business
  • SIB550: Travel Seminar – Sustainable Business in Costa Rica
  • SBSHC245: Business, Society & Resilience
  • MGES850: Environmental Sustainability Management

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