Kenneth Kury, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Mandeville 304
Phone: (610) 660-1117
Fax: (610) 660-1229


  • B.B. A. West Texas State University, Canyon, TX; Accounting '87
  • M.B.A. University of Texas-Brownsville, Brownsville, TX. '98
  • M.S.Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; Organization Studies '05
  • Ph.D.Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; Organization Studies '06

Professional Experience

Consultant/Partner 1998-2000 Et Cetera (Educational Training Center and Business Consulting Services)

Owner K & N Services 1993-2000 Interior decorating and upholstery business.

Business Manager 1989-1993 Cannan Communications Inc. (KAMR-TV)

Staff Auditor 1988-1989 Arthur Young & Company 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Organizations in Perspective; Human Resource Management, Perspectives on Leadership; Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship

Graduate: Strategic Human Resource Management; Entrepreneurship


Kury, K.W., Jones, I., Arney, J., & Lovett, M. (2007) Comparing Effectiveness of Classroom and Web-Based Delivery Methods: A Quasi Experimental Pilot Study. The Journal of Higher Learning in Higher Education. 3(2):73 - 82.

Kury, K.W. (2007) Decoupled Earnings: An Institutional Perspective of Consequences of Maximizing Shareholder Value. Accounting Forum. 31(4): 370 -383.

Kury, K. & Kury, G. (2006). An Exploration into the Internal Dynamics of a School-Based Mental Health Collaboration. The Journal of School Health. 76(5): 164 – 168.

Thornton, P., Jones, C. & Kury, K. (2005). Institutional Logics and Institutional Change in Organizations: Transformation in Accounting, Architecture, and Publishing. Research in the Sociology of Organizations (guest editors: Candace Jones and Patricia Thornton).

Refereed Proceedings:

Kury, K.W., Jones, I., Arney, J., & Lovett, M. (2007) Comparing Effectiveness of Classroom and Web-Based Delivery Methods: A Quasi Experienmental Pilot Study. Academic Business World Conference. Nashville, TN

Kury, K.W. (2005) The Pressure of Success: Institutional Ownership, Performance, and Impression Management. Southern Management Conference Proceedings. Charleston, SC

Kury, K. W. (2002). The Social Construction of Dotcom Valuations: A Model of Punctuated Norm Crisis. Critical Perspectives in Accounting Conference Proceedings. New York, NY

Kury, K.W. (2000). Voluntary Simplicity as a Consumer Culture in Mexican-Americans. National Hispanic and Latino Conference Proceedings. Houston, TX.

Kury, K.W. (1999). The Multivocal Consumer Culture of Voluntary Simplicity. Southwestern Marketing Association Proceedings. Houston, TX, 56 - 61


Refereed Presentations:


Mirarchi, J.W. & Kury, K.W. (2009) The Relationship Between Social Capital and Resource Acquisition in Social Entrepreneurship. Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship. NYU, New York, NY

Kury, K.W. (2008) Where are the Stakeholders in "Stakeholder Theory:? Academy of Management Annual Meeting; Anaheim, CA (Research funded by the Pedro Arrupe Jr. Center for Business Ethics)