Prof. Marta Calas 

Marta B. Calas 

Professor of Management 

Telephone: 413-545-5679


Office: Isenberg 322


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Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1987
M.B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1970
B.B.A., University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, 1966 

Research/Teaching Interests:

Post-colonial analyses, postmodernism, post-structuralism
Management and globalization, cultural studies
Gender and organization and feminist theories
Conceptual foundations of organization studies
Research and theory in international organization studies
Behavior in the global economy
International management


Calas, M.B. & Smircich, L. forthcoming 2009. Feminist Perspectives on Gender in Organizational Research: What Is and Is Yet to Be. In David Buchanan and Alan Bryman (Eds.) Handbook of Organizational Research Methods, London: Sage. (14, 444 words)


Jack, G., Calas, M.B., Nkomo S.M. & Peltonen, T. 2008. Critique and international management: an uneasy relationship? Academy of Management Review, 33 (4): 870-884.


Calas, M.B. 2008. The wedge or the door stop? Gender, Work & Organization, 15(3): 298-302. 


Jack, G., Calas, M.B., Nkomo S.M. & Peltonen, T. 2008. "Questions We Should Ask in International Management?" Symposium Chairs/Presenters. All Academy Symposium.  Academy of Management meetings. Anaheim, August 12, 2008.


Calas, M.B.& Smircich, L. 2008. "Feminist Theorizing: Reforming? Performing? Transforming? The Organizational Subject?"  In D. Barry & H. Hansen (Eds.), Sage Handbook of the New & Emerging in Management and Organization, pp. 359-361. Sage: London.


Calas, M.B., Smircich, L. & Bourne, K,..2007."Knowing Lisa? Feminist Analyses of Gender and Entrepreneurship" in D. Bilimoria  and S.K. Piderit (Eds.), Handbook of Women in Business and Management, pp. 78-105. EElgar Publishing.


Calas, M.B. & Smircich,L. "Embodying Discourse: Reforming, Performing, Transforming `The Discursive Turn'". Symposium paper presented in the symposium The Discursive Turn: So What? H. Willmott and A. Contu, co-chairs OMT/CMS/RM divisions. Academy of Management meetings. Atlanta, August 14, 2006.


Bourne, K. A., Calas, M. B. & Smircich, L. "Knowing 'Entrepreneurship' through Feminist Epistemologies." Paper presented in the GDO division. Academy of Management meetings. Atlanta, August 14, 2006.


Calas, M.B. & Smircich, L 2006. "From the `Woman's Point of View' Ten Years Later: Towards a Feminist Organization  Studies", Ch. 8 in S. Clegg, C. Hardy, W. Nord & T. Lawrence (Eds.) Handbook of Organization Studies (2nd. edition),  pp. 284-346.  Sage: London.


Wooldridge, B., Calas, M.B. & Osorio, A. "Growing on lifestyle: Toward an emergent process model of regional cluster development". Paper presented in the OMT Division. Academy of Management meetings. Honolulu, HI. August 9, 2005.


Søndergaard, M., Calas, M.B. and Donnelly, P.F.  2004. At a Distance: Learning about Cross-Cultural Virtual Teams in an International Management Course. In Wankel, C.&  R. DeFillippi, (eds.), The Cutting Edge of International Management Education,  167-200. Grennwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.


Calas, M. B. and Smircich, L. 2004. Revisiting `Dangerous Liaisions' or Does the  `Feminine-in-Management' still meet `Globalization'?, In Frost, P.J., W.R.  Nord, &  L.A. Krefting, (eds.), Managerial and Organizational Reality: Stories of Life and Work, pp.  467-481. Upper Saddle River: Prentice- Hall.


Calas, M. B. and Smircich, L. (2004) At Home from Mars to Somalia: Recounting Organization Studies. In Knudsen, C. & H. Tsoukas (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of OrganizationTheory:  Meta-theoretical Perspectives, pp. 596-606. London: Oxford University Press.


Calas, M. B.  "Reframing 'democracy, diversity and multiculturalism': Towards a transnational organizational discourse". Symposium paper presented in the symposium Democracy, Diversity and Dialogue: Contextualizing Difference.  M. Janssens and C. Steyaert, co-chairs. All Academy Symposium. Academy of  Management meetings.  Seattle, WA. August 5, 2003. 


Calas, M.B.  & Smircich, L.  "From commune-ism to telework: Gendering the knowledge economy". Symposium paper presented in the symposium Organizing Democracy: 19th Century "isms" for the 21st Century World, L. L. Putnam, chair. OMT, MH Divisions and CMS Interest Group. Academy of Management Meetings, Seattle, WA. August 4, 2003.


Calas, M. B. and Smircich, L. (2003) To Be Done With Progress and Other Heretical Thoughts for Organization and Management Studies. In Locke, E. (ed.), Postmodernism and Management: Pros, Cons, and the Alternative, pp. 29-56. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 21. Amsterdam: JAI.

Professional/Academic Activities:

Editor. ORGANIZATION: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory & Society - current editors: Marta B. Calas, Glenn Morgan, Linda Smircich. Also member of founding editorial team, 1993- present.


Guest Editor. 2006-present. Marta B. Calas, L. Smircich, C. Ellehave, C. Holgersson. Scandinavian Journal of Management  Special Issue on "Diversity Management"? Translation? Travel?- scheduled for publication in 2009.


Guest Editor. 2005-2007. G. Jack, Marta B. Calas, S. Nkomo, T. Peltonen. Academy of Management Review  Special Topics Forum on International Management: Critique and New Directions - published October 2008


Guest Editor. 2005-2007.  Marta B. Calas, L. Smircich, ,  J. Tiernari, C. Ellehave  Gender, Work & Organization Special Issue on Gender & Ethnicity - forthcoming 2008.


Calas, M.B. & Smircich,L.  Feminist Theories & Organization Studies. Organizers and instructors. Professional Development Workshop (PDW). Designated as a 'master class' for the GDO division, Academy of Management meetings.  Philadelphia, August 4, 2007.


Calas, M.B., Tiernari, J., Ellehave C. Organizers/Convenors. Sub-theme "From waltz to fusion? Globalizing "gender" and "ethnicity" in organizational relationships". 23rd  EGOS Colloquium (European Group for Organization Studies). Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria. July 5-7, 2007.


Calas, M.B. & Smircich, L. Isn't it all in the family? Listening to Heidi, Audre, Joan and Patricia. Part of the Professional Development Workshop (PDW): The Uneasy Marriage Between Feminism and Critical Management Studies. CMS Interest Group. Academy of Management meetings. Atlanta, August 13, 2006.


Calas, M.B., Smircich, L., Tiernari, J., Ellehave C. Organizers/Convenors. Sub-theme "Unlocking Gender and Ethnicity". 21rs EGOS Colloquium (European Group for Organization Studies). Freie Universität,  Berlin, Germany. June 30-July 1, 2005.


Calas, M.B., Smircich, L., Tiernari, J., Ellehave. Organizers/Convenors. Sub-theme "Beyond Dichotomies and Stereotypes: The Production and Reproduction of `Gender' & `Ethnicity'". 20th EGOS Colloquium (European Group for Organization Studies). Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia.  July 1-3 2004.


Mir, R., Calas, M.B., Jermier,J. & Smircich,  L. Co-organizers/Presenters. Professional Development Workshop (PDW): Philosophies of Organizational Research: What Difference do they Make? RM, MH Divisions, CMS Interest Group. Academy of Management meetings. New Orleans. August 6, 2004.


Calas, M.B & Wooldridge, B. (Co-PIs). 2004. "Extending Capabilities In An Emerging Cycling Service Industry". Public Service Endowment Grant, Office of Industry Liaison, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.