Research Areas

Leadership and Workforce Development; Healthcare Services and Reform; Organizational Studies


Ph.D., University of London

M.Sc., University of London

B.A., Tufts University


Center for Science, Technology and Economic Development (CSTED) Selected Reports

Working Wisely Group

Nance Goldstein

Nance Goldstein

Nance Goldstein

Nance Goldstein works to improve individual and organizational performance by improving leadership and collaboration skills that recognize gender, age and cultural differences in complex organizations. Leaders throughout the workforce with different skills and competence in reaching across boundaries can enable organizations to thrive in fast-changing complicated situations. Her training, coaching and research in leadership enrich performance and engagement. She has worked with Boston Society of Architects’ Women in Design, Massachusetts LeadingAge elder services, Women in Technology International, Leadership Learning Circle, Women in Management, Harvard University, and Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. She was a Harvard University Radcliffe Institute Fellow (2001) and Senior Research Associate (2002). The National Science Foundation commissioned her to examine how IT-mediated remote working affects employment and working conditions. An industrial economist, her research has explored industrial and employment change in healthcare, finance, software, artificial intelligence, semiconductors. She publishes both in academic journals and books - like Cambridge Journal of Economics, Academy of Management Conference Proceedings, and popular media, such as Better Software, The Strategist, Boston Women’s Business, Boston Herald and NERAInsight. She is an economics professor at University of Southern Maine.

Current Projects

Nance examines changing leadership challenges as hospital leaders assume accountability for chronically ill patients over time. How do healthcare organizations select and develop people to lead across social and organizational boundaries to re-create patient care? Exploring the industry’s investment in newly important leadership skills across the workforce, she works with leaders to meet these new challenges.

Representative Publications

Goldstein, Nance. “IT at Work: Information Technologies and Remote Working in The U.S..” National Science Foundation (2003).

Goldstein, Nance. “The Promise of Clinical IT Systems? Implications for Practice from Qualitative Research.” Paper presented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting: Conference Proceedings, 2007.