Deanna M. Kennedy

Assistant Professor
School of Business

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Upcoming/Recent Activities

I attended the workshop "An Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling for Research on Teams and Organizations" by Corinne Coen at the INGRoup conference on July 17, 2014. It was an excellent workshop and we left with great materials and some created models to show for it.

New Teams and Behavioral Operations Projects

“A Study of Healthcare Team Disruptions and Adaptation” is an investigation of team adaptation within dynamic environments. The research team consisting of M. Travis Maynard of Colorado State, S. Amy Sommer of HEC Paris, and undergraduate research assistants (Jarvis, Ashley, and Anthony) is seeking to understand the nuances and variation in team adaptation by teams in healthcare settings that may face more complexity in life-critical situations and therefore, more opportunities for disruptive events that cannot be avoided or ignored, than other teams. We have work under review and results from initial investigation to be presented at the 2014 INFORMS conference.

Refereed Journal Publications

Kennedy, D.M. & McComb, S.A. When Teams Shift among Processes: Insights from Simulation and Optimization. Journal of Applied Psychology.DOI: 10.1037/a0037339

Sherman, K., Kennedy, D.M., Woodard, M., & McComb, S.A. 2012. Examining the “exchange” in leader-member exchange. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. 19(4), 407-423.

Kennedy, D.M., McComb, S.A & Vozdolska, R. 2011. Using simulation to analyze complex behavioral models: An investigation of project complexity’s influence on team communication. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 28(3), 109-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.jengtecman.2011.03.001.

Mostashari, A., McComb, S.A., Kennedy, D.M., Cloutier, R. and Korfiatis, P. 2011. Developing a stakeholder-assisted agile CONOPS development process. Journal of Systems Engineering. 15(1), 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/sys.20190. (2nd most downloaded paper 2012).

Kennedy, D.M., Vozdolska, R. & McComb, S.A. 2010. Team decision-making in computer-supported cooperative work: How initial computer-mediated or face-to-face meetings set the stage for later outcomes. Decision Sciences, 41(4), 933-954. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5915.2010.00293.x.

McComb, S.A., Kennedy, D.M., Perryman, R., Warner, N. & Letsky, M. 2010. Examining temporal patterns of mental model convergence: Implications for distributed teams interacting in an electronic collaboration space. Human Factors, 52(2), 264-281. DOI: 10.1177/0018720810370458.

Kennedy, D.M. & McComb, S.A. 2010. Merging internal and external processes: Examining the mental model convergence process through team communication. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 11(4), 340-358. DOI: 10.1080/14639221003729193.

McComb, S.A., Kennedy, D.M., Green, S.G. & Compton, W.D. 2008. Project team effectiveness: The case for sufficient setup and top management involvement. Production Planning & Control, 19(4), 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/09537280802034059.

Edited Book Chapters

McComb, S.A. & Kennedy, D.M. 2011. Facilitating effective mental model convergence: The interplay among the team’s task, mental model content, communication flow, and media. In E. Salas, S. Fiore, & M. Letsky (Eds.), Theories of Team Cognition: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, pp. 549-568. NY: Routledge.

Practitioner Publication

McComb, S.A., Schroeder, A., Kennedy, D.M.,Vozdolska, R. (September/October 2012). The 5Ws of team communication, Industrial Management Magazine. pp. 10-13.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

McComb, S.A. & Kennedy, D.M., Perryman, R. 2014. Identifying structures in team communication using hierarchical clustering. Y. Guan and H. Liao (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 3-June 3, 2014.

Drury-Grogan, M. L. & Kennedy, D.M. 2013. Highlighting communication activities and inefficiencies between agile vs. waterfall methods: An agent based model of knowledge sharing. Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS Workshop on IT Project Management, Milan, Italy (December 14, 2013).

Natu, A. & Kennedy, D.M., 2012. A simulation study of project management and collaborative information technologies. Proceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2012, Seattle, WA Aug. 9-11, 2012.

Kennedy, D.M. 2011. Team creative processes: The importance of complementary and shared mental models. Proceedings of the [44th] Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (CD-ROM), January 4 -7, 2011, Computer Society Press, 2011 (10 pages).

Vozdolska, R., McComb, S.A. & Kennedy, D.M. 2007. Optimizing team performance through communication: The role of team size, interdependence and communication media. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Maintenance and Facility Management, Rome, Italy, September 27-28, 2007.

Other Publications

Kennedy, D.M. author & curator for: “Product-Service Design and Development.” Located in the Operations Management category at Scholarpedia. Currently archived here.

A Little Press!

MBA Faculty-Student team invited to present their paper at the AMCIS national conference.

Research-In-Progress: Deanna Kennedy’s Super-Groups by Grewal, J. The Husky Herald, October 29, 2011.

Dissertation Prize Awarded by Moreland, R. with self-authored inset in The Group Psychologist, A Newsletter of Division 49 of the American Psychological Association, Fall 2010.

Training Native PhDs as Business Professors In Front of the Classroom by Sorenson, B, Wakshul, B and King, L. (p. 67-68) Winds of Change, American Indian Education & Opportunity, Fall 2009.