Cohen, Allan R(ay) 1938-

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COHEN, Allan R(ay) 1938-

PERSONAL: Born March 6, 1938, in Cleveland, OH; son of Ben (an owner of a discount store) and Frances (an owner of a discount store; maiden name, Shatsky) Cohen; married Ellen Solomon, May, 1962 (marriage ended, June, 1967); married Joyce Wilson (an art consultant and teacher), June 1, 1968; children: Sydney F., Megan C. Education: Amherst College, A.B., 1959; Harvard University, M.B.A., 1961, D.B.A., 1967. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Contemporary art, theater, and "outsider art."

ADDRESSES: Home—58 Hill St., Lexington, MA 02173. Office—Babson College, Babson Park, MA 02457.

CAREER: Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, Ford Foundation research associate in the Philippines, 1961-62, Ford Foundation consultant in India, 1963-65; University of New Hampshire, Durham, began as assistant professor, became J. L. Carter Professor of Management, 1966-82; Babson College, Babson Park, MA, began as professor, became W. Carpenter Professor of Management, 1982-91, academic vice-president and dean of faculty, 1991-98, Edward A. Madden distinguished professor of Global Leadership, 1998—. Newmarket Health Center, chairperson of board of directors, 1976-82; Cambridge School of Weston, vice-chairperson of board of trustees, 1986-94; Vinfen, member of board of directors, 1998—.

MEMBER: Academy of Management, OB Teaching Society (founding member; member of board of directors).

AWARDS, HONORS: Best Book Award from American Society for Personnel Administration, 1976, for Alternative Work Schedules; top 20 management books, Management General Website, 1998, for Power Up.


Tradition, Change, and Conflict in Indian Family Business, Mouton (The Hague, Netherlands), 1974.

(With Stephen L. Fink, Herman Gadon, and Robin D. Willits) Effective Behavior in Organizations: Learning from the Interplay of Cases, Concepts and Student Experiences, Irwin (Homewood, IL), 1976, seventh edition, 2000.

(With Herman Gadon) Alternative Work Schedules, Addison-Wesley (Reading, MA), 1978.

(With David L. Bradford) Managing for Excellence: The Guide to Developing High Performance in Contemporary Organizations, Wiley (New York, NY), 1984.

(With David L. Bradford) Influence without Authority: The New Way to Get Things Done at Work; Exercise Your Influence Up, Down and Sideways; Use the Law of Reciprocity for Mutual Gain, Wiley (New York, NY), 1990.

(Editor) The Portable MBA in Management, Wiley (New York, NY), 1993.

(With David L. Bradford) Power Up: Transforming Organizations through Shared Leadership, Wiley (New York, NY), 1998.

Member of editorial board, Academy of Management Executive and Journal of Management Education.