Amanda Bullough (Workman)

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Title Professor of Management
Office 217 Alfred Lerner Hall


Amanda Bullough is a 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. She is also a principal co-investigator on the GLOBE Project: GLOBE 2020. 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 global leadership, societal culture, organizational behavior, women and gender, cross-cultural management, international business and entrepreneurship. Dr. Bullough publishes in premier journals (Journal of Management, Academy of Management Perspectives, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership Quarterly, etc.) 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 won numerous awards and has extensive global experience. She’s traveled and worked in approximately 40 countries, like Finland, Tanzania, Thailand, Afghanistan, Jordan, Mexico, Algeria, and many others. Dr. Bullough has consulted for high-profile organizations like the World Bank, OECD, Bank of America, Toyota Financial Services, Christiana Healthcare and others. She has also been the academic director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship training programs in Afghanistan and Peru. Dr. Bullough is also a past-president of the Women in the Academy of International Business (WAIB).

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

  • Byrne, J.M., Shantz, A., & Bullough, A. (2023). What About Us? Fostering Authenticity in Entrepreneurship Education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 22(1):1-14. (5-Year Impact Factor 7.022, 12 out of 264 in Education and Educational Research, 69 out of 226 in Management, CABS-AJG 4*)
  • Javidan, M. Dorfman, P.W., Cotton, R., Bullough, A., Kumar, M.S. (2023). GLOBE 2020, in Goethals G.R., Allison, S.T., Sorenson, G.J. (Eds), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Leadership Studies, (Vols. 1-2). SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Bullough, A., Guelich, U., Manolova, T., and Schjoedt, L. (2022). Women’s entrepreneurship and culture: gender role expectations and identities, societal culture, and the entrepreneurial environment, Small Business Economics, 58: 985–996. (5-Year Impact Factor 8.081, CABS-AJG 3, Google Scholar Ranking #3 in Entrepreneurship & Innovation)
  • Serva, M., Convery, A., & Bullough, A. (2021). Motivational Tiered Assessment: A New Grading Approach for Motivating Information Systems Students, CAIS (Communications of the Association for Information Systems) 49(36):639-58. (Impact Factor .574, CABS-AJG 2)
  • Guelich, U., Bullough, A., Manolova, T., Schjoedt, L. (Eds) (2021). Women’s Entrepreneurship and Culture: Socio-cultural Context, Traditional Family Roles and Self-determination, 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.

Awards & Honors

  • Lerner College Outstanding Outreach/Service Award for 2021
  • MBA Roundtable Innovator Award, M. Serva, A. Convery, A. Bullough, Motivational Tiered Assessment: Rethinking How We Assess Our GME Students, 2021
  • AIB Insights 20th Anniversary Outstanding Article Award, 2021, Budde-Sung, A., Bullough, A., Kalafatoglu, T., and Moore, F. 2019. Yes We Can, But How? Women’s Representation in Global Business, AIB Insights, Academy of International Business, 19(4): 3-7.
  • 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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