Deanna M. Kennedy

Assistant Professor
INFORMS PNW Chapter President

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This past academic year I was named a 2012-2013 Worthington Distinguished Scholar for my recent research focusing on team disruptions and adaptation. The attention to these topics will bring insights about the decisions, behaviors, and processes that unfold when teams experience disruptions. This research will help develop training and facilitation technologies that teams may use to address disruptions and adequately or exceedingly adapt to produce positive (and mitigate negative) outcomes. In this line of inquiry the following research papers have been presented at conferences in 2013:

Kennedy, D.M., Sommer, S.A., Maynard, T.M. Triggers and trajectories: A framework of team disruptions and recovery. Presented at the Organizational Development and Change Divisional Paper session, Academy of Management Meeting, in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL. August 9-13, 2013.

Sommer, S.A., Maynard, M.T., & Kennedy, D.M. Leadership in transboundary organizational crises: Team adaptation across boundaries. Presented at the 2013 European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) conference, July 3-7, 2013.

McComb, S.A., Kennedy, D.M., & Lavetti, E. Collaborating through Disruptions: The Impact of Technology, Tasks, and Time. Accepted in the symposium entitled “Building Shared Knowledge in Teams: Shaping Macrocognitive Processes” at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Houston, TX, April 11-13, 2013.

Another presentation that capitalizes on alternative techniques to look at team processes was given at INGRoup 2013. Follow the link to see recurrence quantification analysis of transcript data:

Kennedy, D.M. & McComb, S.A. Team communication flow during task work. Presented at the Eighth Annual INGRoup Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 11-13, 2013.

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INGRoup conferences are where leading groups and teams scholars present their work. Check out the INGRoup newsletter for more info. Have something to add to the next newsletter? Send me an email. I am the current editor of the INGRoup newsletter and encourage member submissions.

Are you trying to graph a moderated relationship? Here is an Excel spreadsheet for that. The sheet walks you through graphing a continuous moderator or binary moderator based on the interaction equation from Aiken and West (1991).


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Blogs for Research

Check out the blog by Dr. Kennedy’s research team. Students will contribute insights about conducting and analyzing research. Also, there will be posts evaluating relevant research papers that have to do with teams in a number of different contexts.

Blogs for Class

Check out the blog from the Autumn 2013 Quantitative Methods and Business Statistics Class. Students were asked to provide a critical assessment of the quantitative methods and analysis applied in news articles.