Martha Reeves

Martha Reeves

Professor of the Practice of Sociology

External address: 
140 Science Drive, Rm 110, Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(919) 660-5696


Dr. Reeves received her BA from the University of Montana, her MA from Truman State University, and her Ph.D. in human resources management and industrial relations from the University of Keele, United Kingdom. She has published articles on reward management, virtual teams, and appraisal systems and is the author of Suppressed, Forced Out and Fired (Greenwood Press, 2000), focusing on the mechanisms of gender discrimination at work.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Keele University (UK) 1999

Reeves, M. Women in Business. Routledge, 2010.

Reeves, Martha E. Suppressed, forced out and fired: how successful women lose their jobs. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 2000.

Reeves, M. “Supply Chain Management in Sri Lanka.” Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation, edited by Dana Kariv, Routledge, 2013, pp. 174–80.

Reeves, M. “Sri-Lanka: Supply Chain Problems for New Venture Creation.” Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation, edited by Dr Dafna Kariv, Routledge, 2012.

Reeves, M., and S. Furst. “Virtual Teams in an Executive Education Training Program.Virtual and Collaborative Teams: Process, Technologies and Practice., Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA, 2004.

Reeves, Martha, and Neha Sabharwal. “Microfinance and mobile banking for the bottom of the pyramid.” Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, vol. 7, no. 2, Emerald, May 2013, pp. 155–66. Crossref, doi:10.1108/17506201311325805. Full Text

Reeves, M. “Brand partnerships as joint ventures: A comparison of two partnerships in the small non-profit arena.” Journal of Brand Management, vol. 20, no. 3, Jan. 2013, pp. 241–54. Scopus, doi:10.1057/bm.2012.36. Full Text

Reeves, M., et al. “Sector, Size, Stability, and Scandal: Explaining the Presence of Female Executives in Fortune 500.” Gender and Management, Nov. 2010, pp. 25–25.

Furst, S. A., and M. Reeves. “Queens of the hill: Creative destruction and the emergence of executive leadership of women.” Leadership Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 3, June 2008, pp. 372–84. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2008.03.001. Full Text

Furst, Stacie A., et al. “Managing the life cycle of virtual teams.” Academy of Management Perspectives, vol. 18, no. 2, Academy of Management, May 2004, pp. 6–20. Crossref, doi:10.5465/ame.2004.13837468. Full Text