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 uses her scholarship in new leadership challenges to working with healthcare clinicians to improve the workplace experience for those who heal us. Her work assists frontline and middle managers must lead their staff to deliver increasingly complex, quality healthcare in continuously changing situations.

Harvard University Radcliffe Institute honored her as 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, integrated circuits. 

She has been a featured speaker or 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, Society of Women Engineers, Boston Young Healthcare Professionals, Boston University Department of Medicine, Case Management Society of New England and other healthcare professional organizations. 

She publishes both in academic resources - Cambridge Journal of Economics, Academy of Management Conference Proceedings, and popular media - Better Software, The Strategist, Boston Women’s Business, Boston Herald, NERAInsight and industry online blogs.

As a coach and trainer, she partners with individuals and organizations to build essential leadership capabilities and confidence so they transform and support people and practices to create results despite today’s uncertainties and change.

Current Projects

Nance prepares frontline and middle healthcare managers to create a culture of respect and great performance. Her trainings target solving painful leadership problems – Challenging conversations, leading with responsibility but no authority, dealing with clashing cultures and disruptive change. She is creating a management development program from healthcare and learning research to build confident capabilities fast and sustainably.

Representative Publications

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

Goldstein, Nance. “How to make your 20somethings happier, So you all pull together.” Findings from healthcare research (2014).