Kira Reed

Associate Professor of Management
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Dr. Reed has banking industry experience which has infused her research and teaching, particularly in the samples she has selected and in the range of financial institutions examined in class. She has made significant contributions to the study of intellectual capital. However, her more recent research interests include the intersection of the external political environment, firm corporate social responsibility and gender.
Ph.D., Management (emphasis on Strategic Management), University of Connecticut MBA, Management, Marketing, and Organization Behavior, Northwestern University B.S., Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Reed’s teaching efforts have been in the areas of strategic management at both the undergraduate level and graduate levels. She has also taught leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Professor Reed’s current research explores the role the state-level political governance plays in firm performance and corporate social responsibility. Her prior research interests focuses on how firms develop and utilize intellectual capital in performance-enhancing ways, and how the external environment impacts firm performance. A former banker in Chicago, she studies the banking industry but has also taken an interest in studying this phenomenon in entrepreneurial settings such as the film industry. She has been published in both management and nonprofit journals.


  • The Impact of Institutional Context and Gender on Corporate Social Responsibility

    2022 Journal of Managerial Issues,34,3,285-304,

  • Human resource involvement in developing intellectual capital

    2014 The SERVICE INDUSTRIES JOURNAL,34,15,1219-1233, Teo, S., , K.

  • Adapting Human and Social

    2009 Journal of Managerial Issues,XXI,1,36-57, Srinivasan, N., Doty, D.

  • The Call to Service: Management Graduates on Nonprofit, Government and Business Boards

    2009 Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly,38,6, Tschirhart, M., Freeman, S., Anker, A.

  • Who serves?: Predicting placement of management graduates on nonprofit, government, and business boards

    2009 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly,38,6,1076-1085, Tschirhart, M., Freeman, S., Anker, A.

  • A look at firmg-regulator exchanges: Friendly enough or too friendly?

    2009 Business & Society,48,2,147-178,

  • Is the grass greener? Sector shifting and choice of sector by MPA and MBA graduates

    2008 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly,37,4,668-688, Tschirhart, M., Freeman, S., Anker, A.

  • An extension of the configurational fit methodology and support for a respecification of Mintzberg’s theory

    2007 Journal of Current Issues in Finance, Business and Economics,1,2/3,53-67, Doty, D., Bushardt, S.

  • Proposing and testing an intellectual capital-based view of the firm

    2006 Journal of Management Studies,43,4,867-893, Lubatkin, M., Srinivasan, N.

  • City Times Newspaper: A Cross-Disciplinary Exercise in Ethical Dilemmas

    2002 Communication Teacher: Ideas and Strategies for the Classroom,16,3,11-13, Owens-Patton, T.

  • Leveraging the Intellectual Capital within the National Alliance of Black School Educators to Enhance the Educational Attainment of K-12 Black Students

    Journal of the Alliance of Black School Educators,12,1,16-31, Smith, D.


    Journal of Managerial Issues, Serdar, G., Harter, D.

  • Feb 25, 2022

    Received - Black Rose of Appreciation

    Black History Committee
  • Jun 01, 2021

    Received - Spirit Volunteer Award

    Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  • Jun 01, 2021

    Received - Trefoil Team Volunteer Award

    Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  • Apr 19, 2021

    Received - Chancellor's Citation Award

    Syracuse University - Chancellor's Honor
  • Jun 01, 2020

    Received - Volunteer of Excellence

    Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  • Jan 01, 2009

    Received - Recognized as One of the Outstanding Reviewers for the Public and Nonprofit division

    Academy of Management
  • Aug 01, 2005

    Received - Best Interactive Paper Award

    Organizational Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management
  • Jan 01, 2001

    Nominated - Outstanding faculty member at Iowa State University

    VEISHA 2001
  • Jan 01, 2001


    Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Connecticut Chapter
  • Jan 01, 1999

    Received - Graduate Student Teaching Award

    Management Department at the University of Connecticut
  • Jan 01, 1995

    The Outstanding Financial Management Project of the 4th Quarter

    Northeast Region Illinois Jaycees
  • Jan 01, 1995

    Received - Richard J. Daley Award - Best Project

    Chicago Jaycees
  • Jan 01, 1994

    Received - Quality Medallion Award for work done on Correspondent Bank Study Team

    Northern Trust Bank
  • Received - University Marshal

    University - Chancellor's Office
  • Syverud gives construction timeline for Ostrom Ave. residence hall at USen meeting

    March 21, 2024 Daily Orange
  • SU, SUNY ESF community members honor those who died at annual Service of Commemoration

    March 20, 2024 Daily Orange
  • 9 Projects Awarded MetLife Foundation-Lender Center Racial Wealth Gap Grants

    March 11, 2024 SU News
  • Explaining USen’s reimagined committee layout

    March 03, 2024 Daily Orange
  • Ritter said SU working with colleges, universities to discuss swatting protocol

    February 22, 2024 Daily Orange
  • USen discusses committee reimagining process, takes feedback from attendees

    February 08, 2024 Daily Orange
  • Chancellor Syverud Updates University Senate on Benefits Process, Proposed Changes to Senate Bylaws

    December 13, 2023 SU News
  • Lender Center D.C. Conversation Expands Partnerships, Ideas to Reduce Racial Wealth Gap

    December 13, 2023 SU News
  • Chancellor Syverud Updates University Senate on Student Housing, Benefits

    November 15, 2023 SU News
  • Syracuse’s Women in Leadership Initiative Adding Third Cohort, Critical Time to Cultivate Higher Education Leadership

    October 20, 2023 SU News
  • Racial Wealth Gap the Focus of Oct. 30 Lender Center Event in Washington

    October 17, 2023 SU News
  • Lender Center for Social Justice Symposium Examines Causes, Outcomes of Racial Wealth Gap

    April 19, 2023 SU News
  • 12 Representatives Attending National Academic Women of Color Conference

    April 12, 2023 SU News
  • Syracuse University hosting social justice symposium with community

    March 27, 2023 Local SYR/Bridge Street
  • Fire Side Chat with Whitman Professor Kira Reed on the Racial Wealth Gap

    March 14, 2023 SU Alumni Event page
  • Associate Chief Information Officer for Academic Services Jenny Gluck Announces Retirement

    January 26, 2023 Syracuse News
  • Grants Available for Scholarly Projects on Racial Wealth Gap

    January 18, 2023 Syracuse University News
  • Information Session Jan. 18 on MetLife Foundation-Lender Center Symposium Research Submissions

    January 11, 2023 Syracuse University News
  • Lender Center for Social Justice Granted $2.7M From MetLife Foundation for Research Initiatives to Help Address Racial Wealth Gap

    November 03, 2022 Syracuse University News
  • Academic Strategic Plan Engagement and Feedback Opportunities: Week of Oct. 3

    October 03, 2022 Syracuse University News
  • Academic Strategic Plan Engagement and Feedback Opportunities: Week of Sept. 26

    September 26, 2022 Syracuse University News
  • Academic Strategic Plan Engagement and Feedback Opportunities: Week of Sept. 19

    September 19, 2022 Syracuse University News
  • Social Differences, Social Justice Cluster Hosts Inaugural Research Symposium

    April 13, 2022 Syracuse University News
  • Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Leaders Network Holds First Meeting

    April 01, 2022
  • Academic Strategic Planning Preparation Group Appointed to Guide Next Steps in Planning Process

    February 28, 2022 Syracuse University News
  • Social Differences, Social Justice Symposium Calls for Participants

    January 28, 2022 Syracuse University News
  • First-Year Seminar Home College Experience Helps Students Find Belonging

    November 21, 2021 Syracuse University News
  • New Provost Gretchen Ritter Welcomed to Campus, Shares First Priority

    October 14, 2021 Syracuse University News
  • Provost Search Underway

    February 25, 2021 Syracuse University News
  • Bridge Street: SU Reading to Teenagers

    March 19, 2019
  • Mary Graham and Kira Reed Named Provost Faculty Fellows

    July 12, 2018 Syracuse University