Affiliated Research Scientists

George Benson, University of Texas at Arlington
Training and development, human capital management, employee involvement and performance.

Rob Cross, University of Virginia
Network-based organizations, social network analysis, leadership effectiveness and well-being in a connected world

Jennifer Deal, Center for Creative Leadership
Global management issues, cross-generational interaction, global leadership, emerging leaders

Cristina B. Gibson, Winthrop Professor of Management and Organisations at the University of Western Australia
Communication and interaction in teams, social cognition, knowledge management and organizational learning, the impact of culture and gender on work behavior, leadership in multinational firms, international management

Soren Kaplan, InnovationPoint
Innovation, organizational culture, disruptive technology and change

Amy Kates, Kates Kesler Organization Consulting
Assess organizational issues, reshape structures and processes, build depth of management capability, diagnostics and design

Philip Mirvis, Private Consultant, Ipswich, MA
Large-scale organizational change, the character of the workforce and workplace, business leadership in society

David Obstfeld, Associate Professor of Management, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, Cal State Fullerton
The network- and knowledge-based social processes and skill that result in organizational change and innovation at the team, group, and organizational level. Knowledge management, organizational learning, leadership, early-stage entrepreneurship, innovation, and firm strategy. Social skill and disadvantaged college student success.

Christine Porath, Georgetown University
Workplace incivility, the effects of bad behavior, how organizations can create a more positive environment

Maritza Salazar, Claremont Graduate University
Organizational theory and behavior, cross-cultural psychology, and human resource management

Benjamin Schneider, University of Maryland
Organizational climate and culture, employee engagement, staffing, and the role of manager personality in organizational life

Rami Shani, California Polytechnic University and Politecnico di Milano
Organization behavior, organization development, management of change, sociotechnical systems, organizational design and theory, organization and management, organization learning, knowledge management, organization development and change, design of non-routine systems, research methods, action research, collaborative research methods

Theresa Welbourne, University of Nebraska, Lincoln and eePulse Inc.
Human capital and leadership strategies that drive growth, innovation and high performance, employee engagement, data-driven story telling, Fast HR, entrepreneurship