Dr. Bradley K. Googins

Retired Executive Director, The Carroll School of Management; Center for Corporate Citiz
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
United States

Focus Areas

Organizational Development / Management


Bradley K. Googins, a Professor in Organizational Studies(Ret) at the Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. was the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship from 1997- 2009, a research and education center with over 300 corporations as members that serves as a leading voice in the U.S. on the role of business in society. He is also the founder of the Global Education and Research Network, a group of 12 of the leading CSR institutions across the globe from Latin America, Asia, and Europe In 1990 Dr. Googins founded the Center for Work & Family at Boston University and directed it for six years before moving the center to Boston College. He was selected as a National Kellogg Leadership Fellow from 1989- 1992. Currently, he is serving as a senior Research Fellow at Deusto Business School in Bilbao Spain, and as a Research Associate at ALTIS Postgraduate School at the Catholic University of Milan. In addition he is a visiting fellow at Babson College in their Social Innovation Lab. He has authored dozens of books, monographs, and articles on corporate issues, most recently Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship, published by Palgrave in December 2007. He has served as principal investigator for many research grants on corporate citizenship, including The Role of Corporations in Community and Economic Development, (Ford Foundation) and The State of Corporate Citizenship: A Global Survey, (Hitachi Foundation). He sits on the review board of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship and several advisory boards, including The Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility Center at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, Corporate Voices for Working Families, the Brazilian research and education center Uni-Ethos, Vincular at the Pontifical University in Valparaiso Chile, and the Center for Corporate Citizenship in Berlin Germany. He also has served as a visiting scholar for the U.S. State Department in India and Argentina as well as a visiting fellow at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila. He lectures widely on issues of corporate citizenship and the role of business in society across the globe. He is currently conducting research in the areas of social innovation and entrepreneurship, and employee engagement. Dr. Googins holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy from The Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University; a M.S.W. and a B.A. in philosophy and sociology from Boston College.