Examples of Current Research
“Learning across Product, Work Group and Geographic Boundaries,” a research project co-investigated by Carolyn Denomme, Erica Fuchs, Linda Argote, and Dennis Epple, funding received from National Science Foundation, Science of Science and Innovation program and Innovation and Organization Science program. The researchers study organizational learning and knowledge transfer in a multi-product offshore production facility.
"The Two Wonders of Experience Working Together: Unpacking How Matching Work Responsibilities and Individual Expertise and Having a Common Language Contribute to Team Performance," coauthored by Ray Reagans (Sloan, MIT), Linda Argote (Tepper, Carnegie Mellon University), and Ella Miron-Spektor (Bar-Ilan University). This project examines the effect of differentiated expertise and shared language on the emergence of Transactive Memory Systems and group performance. It was presented in the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2008. This work is funded by the National Science Foundation (IOS).
"Mindlab Project.” Linda Argote (Tepper School of Business), Rich Burton (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University) collaborate with colleagues on the Mindlab project at Aarhus University, Borge Obel, Dorthe Hakonsson, Dan Monster, and Jacob Eskildsen. The research aims to determine the effect of emotion and performance on the tendency to explore and adopt a new routine. A strength of the work is the incorporation of physiological as well as behavioral measures. The project is funded by the Danish government.
"Anchoring Interpersonal Affect," coauthored by Ray Reagans (Sloan, MIT), and Ella Miron-Spektor (Bar-Ilan University). This project examines the effect of social similarity and shared identity on team learning and performance.