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Innovations in Team Innovation: The 'Science of Teams' and the 'Science in Teams'

Do you study scientific teams, interdisciplinary teams, research and development labs, product development teams, engineering teams, or more generally the process of scientific innovation and discovery in teams? If so, this workshop, at the Annual Academy of Management Meetings, Boston, is for you.

Innovations in Team Innovation: The 'Science of Teams' and the 'Science in Teams'
Sponsor(s):
(OB, MOC, HR)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 3 2012 4:00PM - 7:00PM at Boston Park Plaza in Cambridge Room


Organizers:
Aparna Joshi; U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Noshir Contractor; Northwestern U.
Presenters:
Leslie A. DeChurch; Georgia Institute of Technology; Noshir Contractor; Northwestern U.; Laurie R. Weingart; Carnegie Mellon U., J. Stuart Bunderson; Washington U.; Brian Uzzi; Northwestern U.; Jonathon N. Cummings; Duke U.; Nicholas J. Switanek; Northwestern U.

This workshop unites two communities of scholars in the area of team innovation research. The first group (Weingart, Bunderson, Joshi) representing the 'science of teams' includes scholars representing a significant tradition of social science research on the effects of team inputs such as composition, size, and structure on team processes such as behavioral integration, conflict, and communication, and team outcomes such as performance and innovation. The second group of 'science in teams' scholars (DeChurch, Contractor, Uzzi, Cummings and Switanek) represents a relatively nascent and exciting line of inquiry. Under the 'science of team science (SciTS)' banner, this group of scholars has focused specifically on scientific teams that are assembled to solve complex scientific problems (e.g., early detection of cancer, developing an HIV vaccine, mapping the human genome) that require the integration of expertise across multiple disciplines. Both groups are united by the recognition that innovation can be primarily understood as a collective phenomenon.
 
The workshop will be organized into two sections.
Research Presentations (4-5.45 p.m.): In the first section presenters will discuss their current research, identify theoretical and methodological overlap between the two groups, and outline directions for future research.
Research Incubator Round Tables (5.45 – 7 p.m.):  Participants will break into research incubator round tables that allow panelists to interact with session participants, discuss ideas for future research, and provide guidance on ongoing research.
If you want to be involved in the Research Incubator Round Tables please send an abstract or a brief summary of your research to: aparnajo@illinois.edu
<mailto:aparnajo@illinois.edu> by July 10, 2012.

We will match you with panelists who represent the best overlap with your research. Hope to see you in Boston!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aparna Joshi

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