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Anne Donnellon

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Management
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Bio

Dr. Donnellon is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College. She teaches leadership, negotiation, teamwork, and organizational design in the Graduate School of Business and in Babson Executive Education. She has served as curriculum coordinator in the MBA program and is the recipient of the Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence. She is the author of Team Talk: The Power of Language in Team Dynamics, published by Harvard Business School Press. The book has been translated into several languages, and has served as the basis for both an interactive corporate training product entitled Teams That Work, and two Harvard ManageMentor books, Leading Teams and Keeping Teams on Target. Dr. Donnellon is the co-author of The Post-Bureaucratic Organization and has also published numerous articles in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategy and Leadership, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management. Her several book chapters include "Power, Politics and Influence: Savvy and Substance in Organizations" in the Portable MBA in Management. She has developed many teaching cases on companies as diverse as Honeywell, 3M, Petroleos de Venezuela, Standard & Poors, Gillette, and YPF S.A. Dr. Donnellon teaches in many executive education programs and has consulted to numerous companies including AT&T, Bell Northern, Chubb & Son, Dow Chemical, EMC, Lucent Technologies, McKinsey, and Pfizer, Inc. She has also worked with several small, entrepreneurial firms and led management development seminars for entrepreneurs through the Small Business Association of New England, the Center for Women and Enterprise, and the International Fund for Ireland. A popular speaker, Dr. Donnellon has addressed such organizations as Caisse d’Epargne, Conference Board, Fidelity Investments, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Molecular Technology, and New England Media Group. The subjects ranged from performance management, organizational change, entrepreneurial leadership, cross-functional teamwork, and women’s leadership. Her international work includes seminars and speeches for St. Gobain, Invest Northern Ireland, Chalmers Institute of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Petroleos de Venezuela, Siemens, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Bell Northern. Dr. Donnellon's areas of expertise include: leadership and influence, negotiation and conflict management, teamwork, and organizational change. Current research projects focus on influence in global organizations and women's networks. Previous to joining the Babson faculty, Dr. Donnellon taught at Harvard Business School for six years, and the University of Colorado. She earned her B.A. at the University of Cincinnati, her M.A. at Columbia University, and her Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BA, University of Cincinnati

Academic Interests

Diversity; Cross-functional Teams; Negotiations; Organizational Design; Women and Business

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 - Golden Bridge Award 2008

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MOB 7511: BL NEGOTIATIONS
  • MOB 7200: BL CREATING AND LEADING EFFECTIVE ORGS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Donnellon, A., Ollilab, S., Middleton, K.W. (2014). Constructing entrepreneurial identity in entrepreneurship education. The International Journal of Management Education, 12(3), 490-499. link
  • Middleton, K.W., Donnellon, A. (2014). Personalizing Entrepreneurial Learning: A Pedagogy for Facilitating the Know Why. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 4(2), 167–204. link
  • Donnellon, A., Langowitz, N.S. (2009). Leveraging Women's Networks for Strategic Value . Strategy & Leadership, 37(3), 29-36.
  • Donnellon, A., Langowitz, N. (in press). Leveraging Women’s Networks for Strategic Value. Strategy & Leadership
  • Donnellon, A., Harris, J., De Long, D. (2001). Do you have what it takes to be an e-manager?. Strategy & Leadership, 29(4), 10-14.

Articles

  • Donnellon, A. (2001, ) Too busy chopping down trees to sharpen the ax?: Mind the perils of organizational growth.
  • Donnellon, A. (2001, ) Too busy chopping down trees to sharpen the ax?: Mind the perils of organizational growth. Babson Entrepreneurial Review
  • Donnellon, A., Harris, J.G. (2000, ) Back to the Future: Six Traditional Competencies for Successful E-Managers. Andersen Consulting’s Institute for Strategic Change, The Role of the E-Manager, Research Note
  • Donnellon, A., Harris, J.G. (2000, ) Entrepeneurship and the E-Manager: Some “Old” Lessons for New Internet Ventures. Andersen Consulting’s Institute for Strategic Change, The Role of the E-Manager, Research Note
  • Donnellon, A., Harris, J.G. (2000, ) Personal Attributes of Effective E-Managers. Andersen Consulting’s Institute for Strategic Change, The Role of the E-Manager, Research Note
  • Donnellon, A., Harris, J.G. (2000, ) So You Wanna be an E- Business Czar. Andersen Consulting’s Institute for Strategic Change, The Role of the E-Manager, Research Note

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Donnellon, A.Campbell and Bailyn’s Boston Office: Managing the Reorganization. Harvard Business School case. No. 2182,
  • Donnellon, A.Campbell and Bailyn’s Boston Office: Managing the Reorganization Teaching Note. Harvard Business School Teaching Note No. 2183.,
  • Donnellon, A. (2013). Marketing Weber Bank: Confidential Role Instructions for Bill Tucker, VP of Marketing for Weber Bank. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program,
  • Donnellon, A. (2013). Marketing Weber Bank: Confidential Role Instructions for Monica Martinez, CEO of Martinez Integrated Marketing. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program,
  • Donnellon, A. (2013). West Lake Avenue: Confidential Instructions for Alice Sullivan. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program,
  • Donnellon, A. (2013). West Lake Avenue: Confidential Instructions for Jessie Thomas. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program,
  • Donnellon, A. (2006). -Music, Incorporated, Management Consulting Project (B). Babson College case 101-C07b,
  • Donnellon, A. (2006). D-Music, Incorporated, Management Consulting Project (A). Babson College case 101-C07A,
  • Donnellon, A. (2006). D-Music, Incorporated, Management Consulting Project Teaching Note. Babson College case 101-T07,
  • Donnellon, A. (2006). Gerry McKernan and United Optical Ltd. Babson College case 103 C06,
  • Donnellon, A. (2002). John Williams and Causeway Information Systems, Ltd. Babson College case,
  • Donnellon, A. (2001). Dow Chemical: Evolution of an E-Strategy (A) and (B). Babson College case,
  • Donnellon, A. (2000). ATL (A) – (D). Babson College case,
  • Donnellon, A. (2000). Grupo ASSA (A)- (D). Babson College case,

Book Chapters

  • Donnellon, A., Eisenman, E.J. (2014). Exercises to practice reflection: Cultural Artifacts. In Heidi Neck, Patricia Greene and Candida Brush (Ed.), Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Donnellon, A. (2014). Exercises to practice reflection: Reflecting on entrepreneurial experience. In Heidi Neck, Patricia Greene and Candida Brush (Ed.), Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Donnellon, A. (2002). ower, Politics and Influence: Savvy and Substance in Organizations.Portable MBA in Management Second Edition.: John Wiley and Sons

Reports

  • Greene, P.G., Bliss, R.T., Ceru, D.J., Donnellon, A., Fetters, M.L., Hernandez, B., Zimelis, A. (2014). Stimulating Small Business Growth: Progress Report on Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Babson College link

Others

  • Donnellon, A. (2010). Managing Teams
  • Donnellon, A., Margolis, J.D. (2009). Medisys Corp: The IntensCare Product Development Team
  • Donnellon, A., Margolis, J.D. (2009). Medisys Corp: The IntensCare Product Development Team
  • Donnellon, A., Langowitz, N. (in press). Leveraging Women’s Networks for Strategic Value
  • Donnellon, A. (2002). Leading Teams link
  • Donnellon, A. (2000). Keeping Teams on Target link

Presentations


  • Donnellon, A., Williams-Middleton, K., Ollila, S. Entrepreneurial Identity Construction - what does existing literature tell us?, Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Dublin (2012)

  • Donnellon, A., Williams-Middleton, K. Beyond the Explicit: Excavating a Pedagogical Approach to Knowledge for Entrepreneurial Action, European Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Rotterdam (2012)

  • Donnellon, A. Educating Students for New Venture Creation at Babson , Entrepreneurship Leaning Forum, Gothenburg Sweden (2012)

  • Donnellon, A. Integration and its Challenges in Two MBA Programs , Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, Gothenberg, Sweden (2010)
  • Moderator
    Donnellon, A. Moderator Center for Women’s Leadership conference panel, Wellesley, MA (2008)
  • Moderator
    Donnellon, A. Moderator Forum for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Wellesley, MA (2008)
  • Seeing Yourself in Action: An Innovative Way to Link Experience, Theory and Practice through Technology
    Landry, E., Donnellon, A., Manwaring, M. Seeing Yourself in Action: An Innovative Way to Link Experience, Theory and Practice through Technology Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for Management Educators, Babson College (2008)
  • Trust & Collaboration
    Donnellon, A. Trust & Collaboration Speech on for American Electronics Association, Portland OR (2008)
  • Negotiation Strategies for Program Managers
    Donnellon, A. Negotiation Strategies for Program Managers Undisclosed, Columbus OH (2008)
  • No Limits
    Donnellon, A. No Limits Web-based coaching program for women entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland, Undisclosed (2008)
  • Effective Negotiation Strategies for Career and Job
    Donnellon, A. Effective Negotiation Strategies for Career and Job webinar for Women in Technology International, Undisclosed (2008)
  • Moderator
    Donnellon, A. Moderator Center for Women’s Leadership conference panel, Wellesley, MA (2007)
  • Moderator
    Donnellon, A. Moderator Glavin Center Symposium, Wellesley, MA (2007)
  • Effective Women’s Networks
    Donnellon, A. Effective Women’s Networks presentation to Citizens’ Bank Network for Women Commercial Bankers, Undisclosed (2007)
  • Developing Women’s Initiatives and Diversity Programs That Work
    Donnellon, A. Developing Women’s Initiatives and Diversity Programs That Work Undisclosed, Boston (2007)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Team Work
    Donnellon, A. Overcoming Barriers to Team Work workshop for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA (2007)
  • Expanding Women’s Networks
    Donnellon, A. Expanding Women’s Networks Conference Board workshop, New York (2007)
  • Undisclosed
    Donnellon, A. Undisclosed Speech for Molecular Technology, Undisclosed (2006)
  • Undisclosed
    Donnellon, A. Undisclosed Speech at Northern Ireland’s annual conference for Female Entrepreneurs, Northern Ireland (2006)
  • Undisclosed
    Donnellon, A. Undisclosed Undisclosed, Undisclosed (2006)
  • Moderator
    Donnellon, A. Moderator Center for Women’s Leadership conference panel, Wellesley, MA (2006)
  • Moderator
    Donnellon, A. Moderator Forum for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Wellesley, MA (2006)
  • Undisclosed
    Donnellon, A. Undisclosed Invest Northern Ireland Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs in Technology, Northern Ireland (2006)
  • Moderator
    Donnellon, A. Moderator Glavin Center Symposium, Wellesley, MA (2006)
  • Undisclosed
    Donnellon, A. Undisclosed Speech for Boston Globe, Undisclosed (2005)
  • Undisclosed
    Donnellon, A. Undisclosed Undisclosed, Sweden (2005)
  • Undisclosed
    Donnellon, A. Undisclosed Babson College Alumni Mentor Workshop, Wellesley, MA (2004)
  • Undisclosed
    Donnellon, A. Undisclosed Speech for Fidelity-Babson Speaker Series, Wellesley, MA (2003)
  • Chair
    Donnellon, A. Chair Center for Women’s Leadership conference chair, Wellesley, MA (2002)
  • Undisclosed
    Donnellon, A. Undisclosed Seminar at Notre Dame University, Mendoza School of Business, Indiana (2002)
  • Through the Looking Glass of Gender: A Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Negotiation
    Landry, E., Donnellon, A. Through the Looking Glass of Gender: A Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Negotiation Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Cincinnati, Ohio (1996)