Amanda Weirup is an Assistant Professor in the Management division at Babson College. She teaches popular undergraduate and graduate courses in negotiation, conflict management, and organizational behavior.
Before joining Babson, Amanda was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in negotiation and conflict management and organizational behavior.
Weirup’s research integrates decision making, helping behavior, and conflict management within organizations. Her dissertation, which was awarded the Salancik Doctoral Dissertation Award, examines why people agree to perform favors and how these decisions influence their work performance and satisfaction. Weirup’s most recent research investigates conflict management processes in early stage entrepreneurial ventures.
Prior to entering academia, Weirup spent over ten years serving clients in the consulting industry at Bain & Company and Accenture. During her tenure in consulting, she led multiple strategy projects focusing on cost reduction, process improvement, new business development, and customer strategy. In one project, she negotiated a multi-million dollar cost reduction in cardiology and orthopedic supply costs for a leading hospital system. Weirup often translates her myriad interactions with clients and colleagues into her courses and research projects.
Weirup lives in the Boston area with her most frequent negotiating partners: her husband, daughter, and son.