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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Amanda Bullough (Workman)

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Title Associate Professor of Management, Co-Founder - Women’s Leadership Initiative
Office 217 Alfred Lerner Hall


Amanda Bullough is an associate professor of management, specializing in global and women’s leadership, and co-founder and research director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics. Prior to this, she was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and leadership at Thunderbird School for Global Management in Arizona, a premier university of business graduate programs. Her research and teaching span the subjects of global leadership, organizational behavior, women and gender, cross-cultural management, international business, entrepreneurship, multicultural teams and professional development. She teaches undergraduate students, graduate students and executives from companies such as Bank of America, W.L. Gore, AAA, DuPont, M&T Bank, Toyota Financial Services, Christiana Healthcare and others. Dr. Bullough publishes in premier journals (Journal of Management, Academy of Management Perspectives, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Leadership Quarterly, etc.), serves on the editorial review board for Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and has presented at numerous international business and management conferences. Her newest stream of research revolves around her role on a 7-person core research team for the GLOBE 2020 Project — a global culture and leadership research initiative with data covering 99% of the world’s GDP and 97% of the world’s population.

Dr. Bullough has also won the 2020 E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women’s Equity from the University of Delaware, was honored as a 2019 Women in Business Awardee from Delaware Today magazine and won the WAIB Best Paper award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research at the Academy of International Business conference in 2009.

She traveled and worked in approximately 40 countries such as Finland, China, Thailand, Afghanistan, Jordan, Mexico, Algeria and many others. Dr. Bullough has consulted for organizations such as the World Bank, OECD and the Global Business School Network (GBSN) on projects related to entrepreneurship education and training in developing countries. She has also been the academic director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship training programs in Afghanistan and Peru, which provided business development training for under-served women entrepreneurs and promoted the active involvement of women in business for the benefit of economic and societal development. Dr. Bullough is also a past president of the Women in the Academy of International Business (WAIB), which is a networking and scholarship group that supports female scholars in international business.

Dr. Bullough received her doctor of philosophy degree from Florida International University in Management & International Business. She also holds a master of arts degree in international studies from Florida International University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of South Florida with a major in marketing. Prior to receiving her graduate degrees, Dr. Bullough worked in marketing and advertising and engaged in extensive international travel in both developed and developing countries around the world.


  • Ph.D. in management & international business; focus area: entrepreneurship, international small business development, organizational behavior, global leadership, gender in economic development and strategy, Florida International University, August 2004 – December 2008
  • M.A. in international studies; focus area: globalization, international business, emerging markets, international political economy and women’s issues, Florida International University, August 2003 – August 2004
  • B.S. in business administration; major: marketing, University of South Florida, August 1995 – August 1997
  • Business administration major, West Virginia University, August 1993 – August 1995

Select Publications

  • Serva, M., Convery, A., & Bullough, A. (Forthcoming). Motivational Tiered Assessment: A New Grading Approach for Motivating Information Systems Students, Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS)
  • Bullough, A., Guelich, U., Manolova, T., and Schjoedt, L. (In Print). Women’s entrepreneurship and culture: gender role expectations and identities, societal culture, and the entrepreneurial environment, Small Business Economics, Online First January 9, 2021.
  • Guelich, U., Bullough, A., Manolova, T., Schjoedt, L. (Eds) (2021). Women’s Entrepreneurship across Cultures, Edward Elgar Publishing Inc
  • Renko, M., Bullough, A., & Saeed S. (2021). How do resilience and self-efficacy relate to entrepreneurial intentions in countries with varying degrees of fragility? A Six Country Study, International Small Business Journal39(2): 130-156.
  • Bullough, A., Hechavarria, D., Brush, C., Edelman, L. (Eds) (2019). High-growth Women’s Entrepreneurship Programs, Policies and Practices, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Hechavarria, D., Bullough, A., Brush, C., Edelman, L. (2019). High Growth Women’s Entrepreneurship: Fueling Social and Economic Development, Journal of Small Business Management 57(1): 5-13.
  • Bullough, A., Renko, M., & Abdelzaher, D. (2017). Women’s Business Ownership: Operating within the Context of Institutional and In-Group Collectivism. Journal of Management43(7): 2037–2064.
  • Bullough, A. & Renko, M. (2017). A Different Frame of Reference: Entrepreneurship and Gender Differences in the Perception of Danger. Academy of Management Discoveries. 3(1): 21-41.
  • Bullough, A., Moore, F. Kalafatoglu, T. (2017). Research on Women in International Business and Management: Then, Now, and Next. Cross Cultural and Strategic Management. 24(2): 211-230.
  • Javidan, M., Bullough, A., & Dibbles, R. (2016). Mind the Gap: Gender Differences and Global Leadership Self-efficacies. Academy of Management Perspectives. 30(1): 59-73.
  • Bullough, A., Sully de Luque, M., Abdelzaher, D., & Heim, W. (2015). Developing Women Leaders through Entrepreneurship Training. Academy of Management Perspectives. 29(2): 250-270.
  • Bullough, A. & Sully de Luque, M. (2015). Women’s Participation in Entrepreneurial and Political Leadership: The Importance of Culturally Endorsed Implicit Leadership Theories. Leadership, 11(1): 36–56.
  • Bullough, A., Renko, M., & Myatt, T. (2014). Danger Zone Entrepreneurs: The Importance of Resilience and Self-Efficacy for Entrepreneurial Intentions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38(3): 473–499.
  • Bullough, A., Kroeck, K. G., Newburry, W., Lowe, K., & Kundu, S. (2012) Women’s Political Leadership Participation around the World: An Institutional Analysis. The Leadership Quarterly23(3): 398–411.
  • Renko, M., Kroeck, K. G., & Bullough, A. (2012). Expectancy Theory and Nascent Entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 39(30): 667-684.

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women’s Equity, the University of Delaware, presented by the Vice Provost for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, Newark, DE
  • 2019 Women in Business Awardee, Delaware Today magazine, for my work as Co-Founder of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, Wilmington, DE
  • Best Paper and Symposia Proceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Conference, Dastmalchian, A., Bullough, A., Cotton, R., W. Dorfman, P., Fitzsimmons, S. and Javidan, M. (2018). The Next Phase in the GLOBE Research Program: Culture, Practices and Leadership, Guclu Atinc (Ed.), Published Online (9 Jul 2018):
  • 2015 Faculty Research Award funded by the Mae and Robert Carter Endowment in Women’s Studies, University of Delaware, for “Women Entrepreneurs: Building Resilience and Reducing Fear through Business Ownership”
  • Best Paper Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Conference, Javidan, M., Bullough, A., & Dibbles, B., A. (2014). Mind the Gap: Gender Differences in Global Leadership Competencies and Why it Matters. John Humphreys (Ed.), ISSN 1543-8643.
  • Best Paper Award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research at the 2009 Academy of International Business Conference, Bullough, A., Kroeck, K. G., Newburry, W., Lowe, K., & Kundu, S. “Institutional Factors Affecting Women’s Participation in Business Leadership Around the Globe,” awarded by the Women in the Academy of International Business, Academy of International Business Conference, June 28-30, San Diego, CA
  • Highly Commended Paper for Emerging Scholar Award in Women’s Entrepreneurship at the 2009 Academy of International Business conference, Bullough, A., Kroeck, K. G., Newburry, W., Lowe, K., & Kundu, S. “Institutional Factors Affecting Women’s Participation in Business Leadership Around the Globe,” awarded by the Women in the Academy of International Business, Academy of International Business Conference, June 28-30, San Diego, CA

Curriculum Vitae

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