Deborah Ancona

Seley Distinguished Professor of Management
Professor of Organization Studies
Director, MIT Leadership Center

Biography | Selected Publications

"Structural Relations in Teams. Exploring Positive Relationships at Work: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation." J. Dutton, B.R. Ragins (eds.), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007.

In Praise of the Incomplete Leader. Harvard Business Review, February 2007, Vol. 85, No. 2.

The X-team. World Business, May 2007.

X-Teams: How To Build Teams That Lead, Innovate, and Succeed. Harvard Business School Press, 2007.

Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty. Managing for the Future: Organizational Behavior and Processes. Ancona, D., Kochan, T., Scully, M., Van Maanen, J., and Westney, E. (Eds.) South-Western College Publishing, 2005.

Managing for the Future: Organizational Behavior and Processes. South-Western College Publishing, 1996, 1999 (2nd Ed.), 2005 (3rd Ed.)

The Functional Perspective. The Handbook of Group Research and Practice. S. Wheelan (ed.), Sage Publications, Inc. 2005.

The Effect of Temporal Entrainment on the Ability of Teams to Change their Routines. Research on Managing Groups and Teams: Time in Groups, 2004, Volume 6, 135-158, Greenwich CT: JAI Press Inc.

The functional perspective as a lens for understanding groups. 2004. Small Group Research, 35:1, 17-43.

Tune Up Your Leadership. Compass: A Journal of Leadership, 2003, Volume 1, 46-47.

Taking Time To Integrate Temporal Research (2001)

Taking Time to Integrate Temporal Research. Academy of Management Review, October 2001, 26: 512-529.

Time: A New Research Lens. Academy of Management Review, October 2001, 26: 645-663.

"Cycles and Synchrony: The Temporal Role of Context in Team Behavior." Research on Managing in Groups and Teams, E. Mannix and M. Neale (eds.),Volume 2, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press Inc., 1999.

"Effects of external contacts and internal make-up on entrepreneurial team performance." Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, pp. 1-15, 1999.

Compose Teams to Assure Successful Boundary Activity (1999)

Cycles and Synchrony: The Temporal Role of Context in Team Behavior (1999)

Managing for the Future: Organizational Behavior and Processes. OH: South-Western College Publishing, 1996 (2nd edition, 1999).

"Rethinking Team Composition From the Outside." Research on Managing in Groups and Teams. E. Mannix and M. Neale (eds.), Volume 1, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press Inc., 1998.

"Teams at the Top: Managing the Madness." Navigating Change, D.C. Hambrick, D.A. Nadler, and M.L. Tushman (eds.), Harvard Business School Press, 1998.

Teams at the Top: Managing the Madness (1998)

Making Teamwork Work: Boundary Management in Product Development Teams." Managing Strategic Innovation and Change, A Collection of Readings, M.L. Tushman and P. Anderson, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

"Entrainment: Pace, Cycle, and Rhythm in Organizational Behavior." Research in Organizational Behavior, 1996, 18: 251-284.

Culture, Module 10: Managing for the Future (Gi - Organizational Behavior Series). Cincinatti: South-Western Publishing Co., 1995.

"The Classics and the Contemporary: A New Blend of Small Group Theory." Social Psychology in Organizations: Advances in Theory and Research. K. Murnighan (Ed.), Prentice Hall, 1993, 225-243.

Time and Timing in Top Management Teams (1993)

"Bridging the Boundary: External Activity and Performance in Organizational Teams" Administrative Science Quarterly, December 1992, 37: 634-665.

"Cross Functional Teams: Blessing or Curse for New Product Development" Transforming Organizations. T. Kochan and M. Useem (Eds.), Oxford University Press, 1992, 154-168. Reprinted in MIT Management, Spring 1991, 11-16.

"Demography and Design: Predictors of New Product Team Performance." Organization Science, 1992, 3(3): 321-341.

"Timing is Everything: Entrainment and Performance in Organizational Theory." Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management, August, 1992.

Entrainment: Cycles and Synergy in Organizational Behavior (1992)

Speeding Product Development: Making Teamwork Work (1992)

The Classics and the Contemporary: A New Blend of a small Group Theoryq (1992)

"Outward Bound: Strategies for Team Survival in the Organization." Academy of Management Journal, June 1990, 33(2): 334-365. Winner of Best Paper Award for 1990, Organization Behavior Division, Academy of Management, 1991.

"Performance Strategies for Interdependent Organizational Teams, Best Papers Proceedings," Academy of Management, 1991.

"The Group and What Happens on the Way to 'Yes'." The Negotiation Journal, 1991, 7: 155-174.

Demography and Design: Predictors of New Product Team Performance (1991)

The Group and What Happens on the Way to "Yes" (1991)

"Beyond Boundary Spanning: Managing External Dependence in Product Development Teams." Journal of High-Technology Management Research, 1990,1: 119-135.

"Improving the Performance of New Product Teams" Research Technology Management. March-April 1990.

"Information Technology and Work Groups: The Case of the New Product Teams." Intellectual Teamwork: Social and Technological Foundations of Cooperative Work. J. Galagher (Ed.), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1990, 173-190.

"Top Management Teams: Preparing for the Revolution. Applied Social Psychology and Organization Settings". J. Carroll (Ed.), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1990.

Cross Functional Teams: Blessing or Curse for New Product Development (1990)

"Top Hats and Executive Tales: Designing the Senior Team." Sloan Management Review, Fall 1989, 19-28.

Teamwork at the Top: Creating High Performing Executive Teams (1989)

Top Management Teams: Preparing for the Revolution (1989)

"Beyond Task and Maintenance: Defining External Functions in Groups." Group and Organization Studies, 1988, 13: 468-494.

"Managing New Product Teams in High Technology Companies," Managing the High Technology Firm Proceedings, University of Colorado, 1988.

Process, Politics and Preparing for the Revolution in Top Management Teams (1988)

"Management Issues in New Product Teams in High Technology Companies" Advances in Industrial Relations, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, Inc., 1987.

Groups in Organizations: "Extending Laboratory Models" Annual Review of Personality and Social Psychology: Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. C. Hendrick (Ed.), Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, Ltd., 1987.

Understanding the Task of the New Product Team (1987)

"Boundary Management in New Product Teams." Academy of Management Proceedings, 1985.

"Group Decision Making Under Threat: The Tycoon Game." Academy of Management Journal, 1985, 28: 613-627.

"Making Decisions and Producing Action: The Two Faces of Strategy." Organizational Strategy and Change. H. Pennings (Ed.), JosseyBass, 1985.

"Improving the Quality of Work Life in Hospitals: A Case Study," Hospital and Health Sciences Administration, 1984, 29: 94-107.

Groups in Context: A Model of Task Group Effectiveness.” Administrative Science Quarterly, 1984, 29: 499-517.

 

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