Nan Langowitz

Professor

Division Chair
Chair, Management Division
Academic Division: Management
781-239-4496

Bio

Dr. Nan Langowitz is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Babson College and Chair of the Management Division. Her research examines entrepreneurial leadership and organizational innovation, focusing especially on women and diversity, as well as the challenges and opportunities organizations and managers face developing and leveraging talent. From 2000 to 2007 she was the Founding Director of Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, the first comprehensive center dedicated to advancing women's entrepreneurial leadership and gender equality at a leading school of management. She was previously Associate Dean in the F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson from 2013 to 2016. Her publications include numerous scholarly journal articles, book chapters, research monographs, and cases. Professor Langowitz teaches leadership, organization behavior, professional development and managing diversity and is Faculty Director of the Leadership and Influence Program through Babson Executive Education. She has over twenty-five years of experience in management pedagogy and curriculum innovation as well as executive education and coaching. She is the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Award for the Graduate Program in 2009 and the Babson College Alumni Distinguished Faculty Leadership Award in 2010. In 2002, she was awarded the Abigail Adams Award by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, for outstanding commitment to the realization of equal political, economic, and social rights for women.

Academic Degrees

  • DBA, Harvard Business School
  • MBA, New York University
  • BA, Cornell University

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurial Leadership Gender and Diversity Organizational Innovation

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 - 2012 Best Paper Award, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Conference
  • 2010 - Babson College Alumni Award for Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Service, Babson College Alumni Association
  • 2009 - Deans' Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Babson College

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016

  • MOB 7200: CREATING AND LEADING EFFECTIVE ORGS
    Updated course materials, including about 1/3 new cases and 2/3 new readings.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Hunt, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Rollag, K.W., Hebert-Maccaro, K. (2017). Helping Students Make Progress in Their Careers: An Attribute Analysis of Effective vs Ineffective Student Development Plans. The International Journal of Management Education, 15(3), 397 - 408. link
  • Langowitz, N.S., Allen, I., Godwyn, M.E. (2013). Early-Career Outcomes and Gender: Can Educational Interventions Make a Difference? Gender in Management: An International Journal, 28(2), 111-134. link
  • Langowitz, N.S., Allen, I. (2010). Small Business Leadership: Does Being the Founder Matter? Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 23(1)
  • Donnellon, A., Langowitz, N.S. (2009). Leveraging Women's Networks for Strategic Value . Strategy & Leadership, 37(3), 29-36.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Minniti, M.A. (2007). The Entrepreneurial Propensity of Women. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31(3), 341-364. link

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Cohen, A.R., Bradford, D., Langowitz, N.S., Guinan, P.J. (2013). Monica Ashley at Energy Plus (A&B) - Teaching Note.
  • Cohen, A.R., Bradford, D., Langowitz, N.S., Guinan, P.J. (2013). Monica Ashley at Energy Plus (A).
  • Cohen, A.R., Bradford, D., Langowitz, N.S., Guinan, P.J. (2013). Monica Ashley at Energy Plus (B).
  • Langowitz, N.S., Corum, B. (2013). Deborah DiSanzo at Philips Medical (A).
  • Langowitz, N.S., Corum, B. (2013). Deborah DiSanzo at Philips Medical (B).
  • Cohen, A.R., Kassarjian, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Manwaring, M.M., Landry, E.M., Greenberg, D. (2012). The Case of the Co-Founders: Instructions for JR.
  • Cohen, A.R., Kassarjian, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Manwaring, M.M., Landry, E.M., Greenberg, D. (2012). The Case of the Co-Founders: Instructions for JR and KB.
  • Cohen, A.R., Kassarjian, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Manwaring, M.M., Landry, E.M., Greenberg, D. (2012). The Case of the Co-Founders: Instructions for KB.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2010). Responding to Religious Diversity in the US Workplace . Babson College ,

Book Chapters

  • Langowitz, N.S., Cohen, A.R., Bradford, D.L. (2017). Gender and Influence: Beyond Stereotypes .Influence Without Authority, 3rd edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
  • Langowitz, N.S., Bal, A. (2015). An Ecosystem Approach to Diversity in Management Education. In Crittenden, V. L., Esper, K., Karst, N., Slegers, R. (Ed.), Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom.: Emerald Publishing Group
  • Duffy, S., Feld, M.N., Langowitz, N.S. (2015). The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership: Creating Gender Enlightenment On and Beyond a Business School Campus. In Crittenden, V. L., Esper, K., Karst, N., Slegers, R. (Ed.), Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom.: Emerald Publishing Group
  • Langowitz, N.S., Godwyn, M.E. (2015). It Can be Done! Organizational Interventions that Can Reduce the Influence of Gender Prejudice on Perceptions, Performance, and Aspirations. In Patricia M. Flynn, Kathryn Haynes and Maureen A. Kilgour (Ed.), Integrating Gender Equality into Business and Management Education: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining. Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing
  • Hunt, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Rollag, K.W., Herbert-Maccaro, K. (2011). Learning from and Leveraging Self-Awareness. In Danna Greenberg, Kate McKone-Sweet, and H. James Wilson (Ed.), The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Will Shape Social and Economic Opportunity . San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Langowitz, N.S., Allen, I. (2011). Understanding the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap: A Multi-Country Examination.The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: Theory and Evidence. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Reports

  • Allen, I., Minitti, M., Langowitz, N.S. (2008). The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2007 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship. Babson College and the London School of Business
  • Allen, I., Minitti , M., Langowitz, N.S. (2007). The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2006 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship. Babson College and the London School of Business link
  • Allen, I., Minitti, M., Langowitz, N.S. (2006). The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2005 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship. Babson College and the London School of Business link
  • Allen, I., Langowitz, N.S. (2006). The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts: 2005 Results. Center for Women’s Leadership @ Babson College and the Commonwealth Institute
  • Allen, I., Langowitz, N.S., Spinelli, S. (2005). The Importance of Small Business in Massachusetts
  • Allen, I., Langowitz, N.S. (2005). The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts: 2004 Results. Center for Women’s Leadership @ Babson College and the Commonwealth Institute
  • Allen, I., Langowitz, N.S. (2003). Women in Family-Owned Businesses. Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson College, Raymond Institute and MassMutual link

Conference Proceedings

  • Guinan, P.J., Parise, S.A., Langowitz, N.S. (2017). Dimensions of an Innovative Digital Culture. 24th International Academy of Management and Business - Dubai 2017,

Monographs

  • Langowitz, N.S. (2008). Navigating in Turbulent times: 2008 Critical Issue Survey Report.

Others

  • Langowitz, N.S. (2012). Development Planning : Babson College
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2012). Leveraging the Talent of Women in Lifesciences and Healthcare link

Presentations

  • Negotiation Skills for Women: Putting Reform Jewish Values to Work
    Langowitz, N., Greenberg, D. Negotiation Skills for Women: Putting Reform Jewish Values to Work URJ Biennial 2017, Boston, MA (2017)
  • Opportunities and Challenges on the Road to Innovation Inside and Outside the Academy
    Langowitz, N., Lamb, W. Opportunities and Challenges on the Road to Innovation Inside and Outside the Academy Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Education, University of Massachusetts - Lowell (2017)
  • Influence Across Difference: Influence Would Be Easy If Only There Weren’t People Involved!
    Langowitz, N. Influence Across Difference: Influence Would Be Easy If Only There Weren’t People Involved! Organization Behavior Teaching Conference, Providence College (2017)
  • Reforming the Pay Gap: Practical Interventions
    Langowitz, N. Reforming the Pay Gap: Practical Interventions CCAR/WRN Webinar Series , Webinar (2017)
  • The Art and Science of Influencing Up
    Langowitz, N. The Art and Science of Influencing Up Ethics & Compliance Initiative Fellows Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2017)
  • How Organizational Interventions Can Influence Pay Equity
    Langowitz, N. How Organizational Interventions Can Influence Pay Equity Reform Pay Equity Convening, New York, NY (2016)
  • Marrying Instruction and Assessment: A Learning Goal-Specific Signature Course
    Langowitz, N., Coleman, C. Marrying Instruction and Assessment: A Learning Goal-Specific Signature Course New England Educational Assessment Network (NEEAN) Fall Forum 2014 Assessment Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (2014)
  • The Role of Experiential Learning in Preparing Managers for the Global World
    Langowitz, N. The Role of Experiential Learning in Preparing Managers for the Global World GMAC Leadership Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2014)
  • Early Career Outcomes: Does Gender Make a Difference
    Langowitz, N. Early Career Outcomes: Does Gender Make a Difference (2012)
  • Challenging Stereotypes: The Impact of Organizations in Shaping Individual Responses to Prejudice
    Godwyn, M., Langowitz, N. Challenging Stereotypes: The Impact of Organizations in Shaping Individual Responses to Prejudice Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Toulouse, France (2012)
  • Organization Interventions and Women's Leadership
    Langowitz, N., Godwyn, M. Organization Interventions and Women's Leadership (2012)
  • Early Career Outcomes: Does Gender Make a Difference
    Langowitz, N. Early Career Outcomes: Does Gender Make a Difference , CWEL Gender Research Group, Babson College (2012)
  • Gender Differences in Networking
    Langowitz, N. Gender Differences in Networking Academy of Management Annual Conference, Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division , Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Using Online 360 - Assessment to Enhance Professional Development in a Blended MBA Program: eXplorance-Enabled Learning
    Langowitz, N., McGuire , M. Using Online 360 - Assessment to Enhance Professional Development in a Blended MBA Program: eXplorance-Enabled Learning American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business International Conference and Annual Meeting (2010)
  • Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum
    Hunt, J., Langowitz, N., Rollag, K., Hebert-Maccaro , K. Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators , Charleston, SC (2009)
  • Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum
    Langowitz, N., Hunt, J., Maccaro, K., Rollagg, K. Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (2009)
  • Leadership, Learning and Self-Discovery
    Langowitz, N. Leadership, Learning and Self-Discovery Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston Jewish Women Connect conference(2008)
  • Positioning Yourself for Advancement
    Langowitz, N. Positioning Yourself for Advancement Society of Women Engineers, Region F(2008)
  • Small Business Leadership: A Comparison of Founders vs. Non-Founder CEOs
    Langowitz, N., Allen, I. Small Business Leadership: A Comparison of Founders vs. Non-Founder CEOs United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (2008)
  • Women and Leadership in Business
    Langowitz, N. Women and Leadership in Business Management Basics wintersession course, Wellesley College (2007)
  • What We Know About The Mothers Of Invention: Current State and Needs Of Women's Entrepreneurship Research
    Langowitz, N., Brush, C., Debruin, A., Minniti, M., Welter, F. What We Know About The Mothers Of Invention: Current State and Needs Of Women's Entrepreneurship Research Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management Meeting(2006)