Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Daniel and Dorothy Grady Faculty Fellow
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Professor Eddleston is widely published in the field of entrepreneurship. She has won multiple awards for her research on family businesses as well as women entrepreneurs and managers. She has helped many students successfully join their family's firms and has also assisted students in the launch of their own enterprises. Professor Eddleston has taught multiple entrepreneurship courses including Family Business Management and Small Business Management. She has also developed a small business consulting project curriculum that has been featured at several entrepreneurship conferences and in Inc. Magazine.
Professor Eddleston has served as the Toft Visiting Professor at the Jönköping International Business School, Sweden and is a Research Fellow at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She has extensive experience working with family businesses in the U.S. and abroad and is routinely invited to present at family business events for executives as well as academics. Professor Eddleston grew up working for several of her family’s businesses and remains an active stakeholder.
Before joining Northeastern University she was the Assistant Director of the Wolff Family Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Connecticut. She was also a research assistant in business communications at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. Earlier in her career she worked for several restaurant and hotel companies including Westin Hotels and the Marriott Corporation.
Professor Eddleston is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Venturing. She is on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Group & Organization Management, Organization Management Review, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Family Business Review and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. She has also served as a guest editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Family Business Strategy, and Small Business Economics.
Professor Eddleston currently serves as the Division Chair of the Academy of Management’s Careers Division and as a Member of the Entrepreneurship Division’s Event Logistics and Planning Committee. She has also served the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management as the Early Career Development Consortium Chair and Co-Chair. She has been elected twice to serve as President of the Family Business Special Interest Group of the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and currently serves as Past-President Elect. Additionally, she is Organizer of the Strategic Management Society’s Family Business Extension Conference.
Other professional service includes: Small Business Management and Family Business Track Chair of (USASBE), Family Business Awards Committee Leader at USASBE, Doctoral Awards Panel of the Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), Conference Organizer of the Theories of Family Enterprise Conference, Board of Directors of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management, Vice President at Large of the Eastern Academy of Management, Program Chair of the International Family Enterprise Research Association (ifera), and Doctoral and Early Career Consortium Chair of the Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC). Professor Eddleston also routinely serves as a judge for the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards sponsored by the Northeastern University Center for Family Business.