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Frances Milliken

Frances Milliken

Joined Stern 1985

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-60
New York, NY 10012

E-mail fmillike@stern.nyu.edu
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Frances J. Milliken is a Professor of Management. She currently holds the Arthur E. Imperatore Professorship in Entrepreneurial Studies and is the Peter Drucker Faculty Fellow. She has taught courses to students at all levels in the Stern School from undergraduates to Ph.D. students.

Her primary research interests are in the area of organizational learning, the dynamics of upward communication in organizations, and the effects of power on how people think and communicate. She has also done research on teams, the management of diversity, and work-life issues. Her articles have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and the Strategic Management Journal as well as in other journals. She received the Best Paper Award in 2009 from the Managerial and Organizational Cognition of the Academy of Management and the Distinguished Scholar Award from MOC in 2013.

In addition to her research work, she has held several administrative roles at Stern including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Undergraduate College, Director of the Doctoral Program in Management, University Senator, Co-Chair of the Dean's Women's Advisory Committee, and Academic Director of the Langone Program for Working Professionals in Westchester County, a position she still holds.

She is currently an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management's newest academic journal, Academy of Management Discoveries and has also served on the editorial boards of several other major management journals including the Academy of Management Review (2002-2007), the Academy of Management Journal (1996-2002), Organization Science (2009-present) and the Journal of Management Studies (2002-present).

Professor Milliken received her B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College and a M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the City University of New York.

Research Interests

  • Employee Voice and Silence
  • Organizational Learning
  • The Effects of Power
  • Managing Diversity
  • Work and Society

Courses Taught

  • Environmental and Social Sustainability
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Managing People and Teams

Academic Background

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior


B.A., Psychology

Areas of Expertise


  • Sustainability


  • Communications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Diversity
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Learning