Amanda Weirup

Amanda Weirup
MBA, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management, Babson College

About Amanda Weirup

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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Decision making
  • Gender differences
  • Organizational behavior
  • Management

Degrees

BS 
Indiana University, Bloomington
Business Administration, (Computer Information Systems)

MBA 
Carnegie Mellon University
Business Administration, (Concentrations: Organizational Behavior, Strategy, Finance)

MS
Carnegie Mellon University
Industrial Administration (Organizational Behavior and Theory)

PhD
Carnegie Mellon University
Industrial Administration (Organizational Behavior and Theory)