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Nan Langowitz

Professor

Academic Division: Management
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Bio

Dr. Nan Langowitz is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Babson College. 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 and chair of the Management Division from 2011-2013. 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
  • 2007 - Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award, Babson College
  • 2002 - Abigail Adams Award, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
  • 2001 - Outstanding Professor Recognition Award, Sigma Kappa
  • 2001 - Women Who Make a Difference Award, Babson College
  • 1995 - Jay L. Owen Term Chair

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MOB 7200: CREATING AND LEADING EFFECTIVE ORGS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • 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. , 31(3), 341-364. link
  • Langowitz, N.S., Sharpe, N.R., Godwyn, M.E. (2006). Women’s Business Centers in the United States: Effective Entrepreneurship Training and Policy Implementation. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Langowitz, N.S., Gordon, J., Crittenden, V., Raelin, J. (1998). Not Just Tenure: A Career Framework for Faculty Growth and Development. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal – Electronic, 15E(4)
  • Langowitz, N.S., Graves, S.B. (1996). R&D Productivity: A Global Multi-industry Comparison. Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Langowitz, N.S., Rao, A. (1995). Benchmarking: Learning from the Host's Viewpoint. International Journal of Benchmarking for Quality and Technology Management, 2(2)
  • Langowitz, N.S., Graves, S.B. (1993). Innovative Productivity and Returns to Scale in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Strategic Management Journal
  • Langowitz, N.S., Graves, S.B. (1992). Innovative Output and Firm Size in the Pharmaceutical Industry. International Journal of Production Economics, 27(1)
  • Langowitz, N.S., Graves, S.B. (1992). Innovative Productivity in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Research-Technology Management
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1992). Managing a Major Technological Change. Long Range Planning, 25(3)
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1991). Becoming Competitive Through Design for Manufacturing. Industrial Management
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1991). Motivations for Innovation in Firms: Economic Insight into the U.S. Competitive Stance. Journal of Socioeconomics
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1991). Shouldn't the 'M' in 'DFM' Mean Market?. Journal of Applied Manufacturing Systems
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1989). Managing New Product Design and Factory Fit. Business Horizons
  • Langowitz, N.S., Wheelwright, S.C., Westcott, B. (1989). Plus Development Corporation: Joint Venturing a Breakthrough Product. Planning Review
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1988). An Exploration of Production Problems in the Initial Commercial Manufacture of Products. Research Policy

Articles

  • Langowitz, N.S. (2005, ) Does Your Company Have a ’Jane Drain?’. Babson Insight e-newsletter
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2004, ) The Myths and Realities about Women Entrepreneurs. Babson Alumni Magazine
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2000, ) Pioneer or Perish. Babson Bulletin

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • 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., 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).
  • 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., Clark, K.B., Wheelwright, S.C. (1986). Ampex PME. Managing New Product and Process Development,
  • Langowitz, N.S., Clark, K.B., Wheelwright, S.C. (1986). Sun Microsystems (A) . Managing New Product and Process Development,
  • Langowitz, N.S., Clark, K.B., Wheelwright, S.C. (1985). Lex Service PLC (A), (B), (C) .
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2010). Responding to Religious Diversity in the US Workplace . Babson College ,
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1997). C. P. Weber Shoe Company and Teaching Note . Babson College,
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1997). Note on the Athletic Footwear Industry, (A) and (B): Teaching Note . Babson College, 107-T97.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Perkins, S., Rao, A. (1997). Note on The Athletic Footwear Industry, (B): The Competitors. Babson College, 107-C97B-P.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Perkins, S., Rao, A. (1996). Note on the Athletic Footwear Industry, (A): History, Structure & Key Competitive Factors. Babson College , 107-N97A-P.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1995). First National Funds – The Benchmarking Study . Babson College, 154-C97A-P.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1995). New World Medical – Benchmarking Case Study . Babson College, 153-C97A-P.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Fearnley, W.R. (1994). Personal Digital Assistants: Birth of a Product Category and (B) Case. Babson College, 151-C97A and #151-C97B.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1993). The Case of the Unidentified Industry . Babson College,
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1993). The Desktop Printer Industry Update . Babson College, 152-C97A-P.

Book Chapters

  • Langowitz, N.S., Bal, A. (2015). A Multi-Layered 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
  • Langowitz, N.S., Morgan, C. (2003). Women Entrepreneurs: Breaking through the Glass Barrier.New Perspectives on Women Entrepreneurs.: Information Age Publications

Multimedia

  • Strategy Basics. Building Business Acumen Performance Simulation eLearning Solutions2001)

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
  • Langowitz, N.S. (1998). LIFERAFT: An Aide for Decision-Making . Babson College
  • Langowitz, N.S., Schlegel, J. (1998). Note on the Recorded Music Industry

Monographs

  • Langowitz, N.S. (2008). Navigating in Turbulent times: 2008 Critical Issue Survey Report.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Minniti, M.A., Arenius, P. (2005). The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2004 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Godwyn, M.E., Sharpe, N.R. (2005). The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers in the United States.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2004). The 2003 Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2003). The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts: 2002 Results.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2003). The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts: 2002 Results.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Morgan, C. (2003). Women Entrepreneurs: The Message in the Media.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2002). The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. The Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson College.

Others

  • Langowitz, N.S. (2012). Development Planning : Babson College
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2012). Leveraging the Talent of Women in Lifesciences and Healthcare link
  • Langowitz, N.S., Gorman, A. (2006). Orientation to achieve, satisfy, learn drives success of women CEOs
  • Langowitz, N.S., Gorman, A. (2006). Women CEOS Create Wealth in the Commonwealth
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2005). As Talent Departs, Firms Must Track ‘Jane Drain’
  • Langowitz, N.S., Gorman, A. (2005). The Secret to Business Success
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2004). Adding to the Mix of Business Role Models
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2004). Taking a Cue from Successful Women CEOs
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2003). Family Business Sees New Management Style
  • Langowitz, N.S., Silverman, L. (2002). Getting Past the Myths of Women in Business
  • Langowitz, N.S., Anderson, M.L., Ng, R.J., Harris, B.N., Henderson, J.E., Hevert, K.T., Landry, E.M. (1998). Babson Music Industry Simulation Exercise : Babson College
  • Langowitz, N.S., Rao, A. (1994). Handling Benchmarking Requests
  • Langowitz, N.S., Rao, A. (1994). Sample Benchmarking Documents

Presentations

  • 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)
  • Women and Entrepreneurship
    Langowitz, N. Women and Entrepreneurship Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators - 22, Babson College (2006)
  • Expanding the Network
    Langowitz, N. Expanding the Network Women’s Leadership Conference, New York (2006)
  • Women’s Business Centers: Strategies to Educate Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs
    Langowitz, N., Godwyn, M., Sharpe, N. Women’s Business Centers: Strategies to Educate Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs Society for Study of Social Problems Conference(2005)
  • Women’s Business Centers as Drivers of Nascent Entrepreneurship
    Langowitz, N., Godwyn, M., Sharpe, N. Women’s Business Centers as Drivers of Nascent Entrepreneurship International Council of Small Business Conference(2005)
  • The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers
    Langowitz, N., Godwyn, M., Sharpe, N. The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers Eastern Sociological Society Conference(2005)
  • Expanding the Network
    Langowitz, N. Expanding the Network Women’s Leadership Conference , New York (2005)
  • Women and Leadership in Business
    Langowitz, N. Women and Leadership in Business Management Basics wintersession course, Wellesley College (2005)
  • Assessing the Impact of Women’s Business Centers: Summary and Discussion of Recent Research
    Langowitz, N., Almeida, A., Weeks, J. Assessing the Impact of Women’s Business Centers: Summary and Discussion of Recent Research United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) annual conference(2005)
  • Gender and Entrepreneurial Behavior: A Cross-Country Comparison
    Langowitz, N., Minniti, M. Gender and Entrepreneurial Behavior: A Cross-Country Comparison Southern Economics Association annual meeting(2004)
  • Parallel Paths: Managing Multiple Roles
    Langowitz, N. Parallel Paths: Managing Multiple Roles 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, Babson College (2004)
  • The Model of Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership
    Langowitz, N. The Model of Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Sustaining the Momentum: An Economic Forum on Women Entrepreneurs in Canada, Canada (2004)
  • Mentoring for Women’s Leadership: A Replicable Model
    Langowitz, N., Blackwell, T., Hunt, J., Greenberg, D. Mentoring for Women’s Leadership: A Replicable Model American Association of University Women Conference(2003)
  • Women Entrepreneurs: The Message in the Media
    Langowitz, N., Morgan, C. Women Entrepreneurs: The Message in the Media Babson Kaufman Entrepreneurial Research Conference, Babson College (2002)
  • What’s the Word: The State of the Literature on Women Entrepreneurs
    Langowitz, N. What’s the Word: The State of the Literature on Women Entrepreneurs Babson College Board of Research, Babson College (2001)
  • Faculty Member, Insitute for Management and Leadership in Education Program
    Langowitz, N. Faculty Member, Insitute for Management and Leadership in Education Program Sessions on Innovation in Higher Education, Harvard School of Education (1998)
  • Curriculum Innovation: Design for Delivery
    Langowitz, N. Curriculum Innovation: Design for Delivery Northeast Decision Sciences Institute(1998)
  • The Challenges of Product and Process Innovation in Higher Education
    Langowitz, N. The Challenges of Product and Process Innovation in Higher Education Production and Operations Management Society(1998)
  • What Do Universities Look for in a New PhD
    Langowitz, N. What Do Universities Look for in a New PhD Operations Management Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management(1997)
  • Course Development, Team Teaching and Collaboration: The Babson Experience
    Langowitz, N. Course Development, Team Teaching and Collaboration: The Babson Experience AACSB Conference on Undergraduate Curriculum(1997)
  • Multi-Industry R&D Productivity: A Global Study of Technological Output
    Langowitz, N., Graves, S. Multi-Industry R&D Productivity: A Global Study of Technological Output TIMS XXXII(1994)
  • Effective Benchmarking Strategies
    Langowitz, N., Rao, A. Effective Benchmarking Strategies Northeast Decision Sciences Institute(1994)
  • Managing the Product Life Cycle through Interfunctional Coordination
    Langowitz, N., Crittenden, V. Managing the Product Life Cycle through Interfunctional Coordination Production and Operations Management Society(1991)
  • Innovative Power in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Langowitz, N., Graves, S. Innovative Power in the Pharmaceutical Industry Eastern Academy of Management(1991)
  • Implementing the Market Orientation in New Product Development
    Langowitz, N. Implementing the Market Orientation in New Product Development Operations Management Association(1991)
  • R&D Productivity and Firm Size
    Langowitz, N., Graves, S. R&D Productivity and Firm Size ORSA/TIMS(1989)
  • Technological Discontinuity in Firms: An Issues Checklist for Strategic Management
    Langowitz, N. Technological Discontinuity in Firms: An Issues Checklist for Strategic Management Northeast Decision Sciences Institute(1989)
  • Carrying Strategic Management into New Product Development: the Notion of Fit
    Langowitz, N. Carrying Strategic Management into New Product Development: the Notion of Fit Strategic Management Society(1987)
  • A Conceptual Approach to the Study of Manufacturing Problems in the Introduction of New Products
    Langowitz, N. A Conceptual Approach to the Study of Manufacturing Problems in the Introduction of New Products Eastern Academy of Management(1987)