Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs
Economics and Business
Areas of Expertise/Research
- Organizational Behavior
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Women in the Workplace
- Nonviolent Communication
North Academic Center
MC Binz-Scharf is associate professor of management in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on the practices and relationships of individuals in the workplace. MC is particularly interested in relational practices centered around social innovation and the creation of sustainable social impact through compassion and non-violence (ahimsa). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the US Department of Education, among others, and has been published in a broad range of disciplinary journals. Her current project is a book on female changemakers in the networked economy. Beyond her scholarly pursuits, MC is active as a social justice advocate for gender equality and the advancement of underserved populations at work. She is also a 300 hour certified Jivamukti yoga teacher. Prior to her appointment at CUNY, MC was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. She holds a Ph.D. in business economics from the University of St. Gallen and a B.A. from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
B.A./M.A. Bocconi University; University of St. Gallen, PhD
Organizational Behavior, Social Entrepreneurship, Women in the Workplace, Nonviolent Communication
Bylund, Carma L., Elisa S. Weiss, Margo Michaels, Shilpa Patel, Tom A. D’Agostino, Emily B. Peterson, Maria Christina Binz-Scharf, Natasha Blakeney, and M. Diane McKee. (2017). Primary care physicians’ attitudes and beliefs about cancer clinical trials. Clinical Trials 14(5):518-525.
Arora, Punit and Maria Christina Binz-Scharf (2017). “Female Leaders and New Venture Growth: The Role of Socio-Cultural Institutions”. Academy of Management Proceedings 2017(1), 10389.
Binz-Scharf, Maria Christina, Danielle Dunne, and Leslie Paik (2017). The Way We Work Now: Toward a Relational Practice Theory of Network Emergence. Academy of Management Proceedings 2017(1), 10783.
Binz-Scharf, Maria Christina, Yuval Kalish, and Leslie Paik (2015). Making Science: Evolution of collaboration in a scientific field. American Behavioral Scientist 59(5):531-547.
Binz-Scharf, Maria Christina (2015). A practice approach to the study of social networks. In: Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods. Kimberly D. Elsbach and Roderick M. Kramer, eds. New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 186-194.
Michaels, Margo, Tom A. D’Agostino, Natasha Blakeney, Elisa S. Weiss, Maria Christina Binz-Scharf, Mitch Golant, and Carma L. Bylund (2015). The impact of primary care provider knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about patient referral to cancer clinical trials: Implications for continuing education and advocacy. Journal of Cancer Education 30(1):152-157.
Shen Johnson, Megan, Maria Christina Binz-Scharf, Tom A. D’Agostino, Natasha Blakeney, Elisa S. Weiss, Margo Michaels, Shilpa Patel, M. Diane McKee, and Carma L. Bylund (2015). A mixed methods examination of communication between oncologists and primary care providers of underserved, minority populations. Cancer 121(6):908-915.
Paik, Leslie and Maria Christina Binz-Scharf (2014). “Democratization or Reflection: The Paradox of Databases’ Influences on Knowledge Production”. Academy of Management Proceedings 2014(1), 17513.
Shen Johnson, Megan, Maria Christina Binz-Scharf, Tom D’Agostino, Natasha Blakeney, Elisa S. Weiss, Margo Michaels, Shilpa Patel, M. Diane McKee, and Carma L. Bylund (2014). A mixed methods examination of communication between oncologists and primary care providers of underserved, minority populations. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47:S97.
Binz-Scharf, Maria Christina, David Lazer, and Ines Mergel (2012). Searching for answers: Networks of practice among public administrators. American Review of Public Administration 41(2):202-225.
*Winner, ARPA Best Article Award 2012