Jennifer  Madden Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Jennifer Madden

Assistant Professor of Management & Marketing
Carthage College

Dr. Jennifer R. Madden holds a Ph.D. in Management, a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management, and a Bachelor Degree in Economics and American Studies. Her current research is on designing effective public-private partnerships then leveraging those collaborations to build capacity for effective performance and social innovation. Dr. Madden is an Assistant Professor of Management & Marketing and the Director of the Master (MSc) of Business Design and Innovation program at Carthage College.

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Madden is a researcher, teacher, facilitator, and organization development consultant providing strategic planning, resource development, technical assistance, and capacity building. She is a Nonprofit Management Research Fellow, a Fowler Sustainability Fellow, and a Management Design Fellow. Her current research is on designing effective public-private partnerships then leveraging those collaborations to build capacity for effective performance and social innovation.

Dr. Madden is also an Assistant Professor of Management & Marketing at Carthage College where she teaches Introduction to Business & Technology, Nonprofit Administration Design & Development, Innovative Leadership, Designing & Developing High Impact Teams, and Design Innovation & Sustainability.

Dr. Madden is also Director of the Master (MSc) of Business Design and Innovation program at Carthage. This program provides an educational experience grounded in independent and critical thinking, creative problem solving, and solution finding. The program builds upon a liberal arts education where the curriculum streams of design, innovation, and sustainability are taught through the critical concepts of theory, knowledge, application, and continuous learning at the individual level, team level, and organization level to build mastery.

The Master (MSc) of Business Design and Innovation prepares graduates to work in collaboration, leading and managing high performing cross-functional teams. The program develops student capacity for design thinking, as well as innovative solutions, strategies, programs, and services for the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. On their journey, students master analytical methods through research-informed and evidence-based frameworks.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Collaboration, "rejuvenative" collaboration, design, strategy, nonprofit management, urban economic development, resource development  

Personal Interests

    Travel

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Inter-Organizational Collaboration by Design; Madden - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership

Reimagining Collaboration: Insight from Leaders of Affordable-Housing Cross-Sect


Published: Jul 01, 2017 by Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership
Authors: Jennifer Madden
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Cross-sector collaboration is a viable strategy for addressing complex social problems. Qualitative research provides insight into successful collaborations. The leaders of successful collaborations in this study demonstrated emotional intelligence, innovation, and creativity that rejuvenated communities. The researcher develops a conceptual framework with possible attractors for leaders desiring effective collaborations and derives a model of collaboration from this framework.

Specialists: Passions and Careers

The doctoral journey of a female African American, Management PhD


Published: Jan 08, 2017 by Specialists: Passions and Careers
Authors: Artenie, C., & Davis, D. J., (Eds.)
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Over 30% of doctoral candidates fail to earn the PhD, while the majority who successfully attain the doctorate earn it in an average of 7.7 years. These statistics speak to the commitment required to earn the degree and the importance of preparation and mentorship as one embarks upon the doctoral journey. Is pursuit of the doctorate the ultimate intellectual “survival of the fittest” challenge?

Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership

Leveraging Design: How the Design Process and a Design Framework Strengthens Non


Published: May 01, 2015 by Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership
Authors: Jennifer Madden
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Design is a comprehensive methodological approach to instruction practice that is focused on problem solving and transformational outcomes. For teachers and students, developing design skills can facilitate the creation of a larger sense of purpose, vision, and the infusion of techniques that apply readily to learning that involves individuals, teams, and organizations. This article suggests design may be used in nonprofit management curriculum to promote academic and teaching innovations.

Academy of Management Annual Proceedings

Overcoming Collaborations Barriers in Affordable Housing Public-Private Partners


Published: Aug 01, 2011 by Academy of Management Annual Proceedings
Authors: Jennifer Madden
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Qualitative research to study affordable housing collaborations revealed four common obstacles: funding, partner, community, and/or government barriers. Unlike their less successful counterparts, leaders of successful public-private partnerships exhibit heightened emotional and social competencies, take actions for creating a better future, remain mission focused, and continuously redesign collaborations to meet ongoing challenges.