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.” In Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation, edited by Dana Kariv, 174–80. Routledge, 2013.

Reeves, M. “Sri-Lanka: Supply Chain Problems for New Venture Creation.” In 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.” In 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 7, no. 2 (May 24, 2013): 155–66. Full Text

Reeves, M., Reeves Brady, and Reynolds Isaacs. “Sector, Size, Stability, and Scandal: Explaining the Presence of Female Executives in Fortune 500.” Gender and Management, November 2010, 25–25.

Furst, S. A., and M. Reeves. “Queens of the hill: Creative destruction and the emergence of executive leadership of women.” Leadership Quarterly 19, no. 3 (June 1, 2008): 372–84. Full Text

Furst, Stacie A., Martha Reeves, Benson Rosen, and Richard S. Blackburn. “Managing the life cycle of virtual teams.” Academy of Management Perspectives 18, no. 2 (May 2004): 6–20. Full Text