Gergana Todorova

Gergana Todorova
University of Miami | UM · Department of Management

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Despite increased interest in the role of paradox in organizations, our understanding of paradoxical leader behavior (PLB) remains limited. We analyze PLB through the lens of cognitive dissonance theory and argue that trait mindfulness represents an important boundary condition shaping the effectiveness of PLB as a leadership style. This research s...
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While research on leadership has acknowledged the joint efforts of leaders and followers, advancements in conceptualizing the outcomes of such joint efforts have stagnated. Integrating leadership theory and research with multilevel theories on emergent states, we develop and propose a new framework of shared leader-follower outcomes (SLFOs). We rec...
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This paper aims to add to the current knowledge about conflict management by examining the relationships between conflict type, conflict expression intensity and the use of the conflict management approach. Design/methodology/approach The authors test theory-based hypotheses using a field study of new product development teams in an interdisciplin...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of enriched group work design and objective and perceived expertise diversity in interdisciplinary research groups with a focus on two critical group processes: task conflict and idea sharing. Design/methodology/approach Survey data were collected from 148 researchers and their advisors in 2...
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While technology and market traction are essential to any successful biotechnology organization, the importance of the team cannot be overemphasized. Without an effective team, most companies will not achieve their potential, or will fail. This chapter covers the topic of building and growing diverse, collaborative, interdisciplinary teams that ide...
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Conflicts in the workplace have been characterized by their type (task, process, relationship), but little attention has been paid to how conflicts are expressed. We present a conceptual framework of conflict expression and argue that understanding how conflicts are expressed can help us gain new insights about the effects of conflict. We propose t...
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Conflict research has shown that managing relationship conflict via avoidance is beneficial for team performance, but it is unclear whether avoidant conflict management benefits individuals on an affective level. Drawing on theories of gender roles, we proposed that gender is an important factor that influences whether avoidant conflict management...
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Scholars have assumed that the presence of negative emotions during task conflict implies the absence of positive emotions. However, emotions researchers have shown that positive and negative emotions are not 2 ends of a bipolar continuum; rather, they represent 2 separate, orthogonal dimensions. Drawing on affective events theory, we develop and t...
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While technology and market traction are essential to any successful biotechnology organization, the importance of the team cannot be overemphasized. Without an effective team, most companies will not achieve their potential, or will fail. The entrepreneurial leadership team needs to have an understanding that building and sustaining an entrepreneu...
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The conflict literature has been greatly influenced by the work published by Jehn 15 years ago that introduced a task-relationship-process conflict taxonomy of intra-group conflict. However, recent work suggests limitations of this conceptualization and its accompanying measures of conflict. In this chapter, we identify five areas crucial to improv...
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Ambidextrous organizations succeed both in incremental and discontinuous innovation. However, there is little direct empirical evidence on how managers implement the principles of the “ambidextrous organizations” theory to dynamically align the structure and culture of ambidextrous organizations. Our study does not focus on analyzing the factors th...
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We sought to develop a reliable and valid tool for measuring teamwork among emergency medical technician (EMT) partnerships. We adapted existing scales and developed new items to measure components of teamwork. After recruiting a convenience sample of 39 agencies, we tested a 122-item draft survey tool (EMT-TEAMWORK). We performed a series of explo...
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Past research has shown that situations involving conflict arouse greater anxiety and discomfort in women than men, and that women are more likely to avoid conflict. In this research we examine how conflict avoidance affects emotional exhaustion. Specifically we asked, does avoiding conflict reduce emotional exhaustion or does avoiding have additio...
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We know that groups are dynamic entities, and yet we rarely study them as such. Previously hamstrung by limited theory, a decade of advances in understanding the fundamental nature of groups and change promised a revolution in group research. Our goal here is to review those theoretical developments and then examine their impact on our empirical un...
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Although interdisciplinary research attracts more and more interest and effort, the benefits of this type of research are not always realized. To understand when expertise diversity will have positive or negative effects on research efforts, we examine how expertise diversity and diversity salience affect task conflict and idea sharing in interdisc...
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Although research on team cognition has focused mostly on sharedness and its benefits, differences in team member cognition (i.e., representational gaps) may not always have negative effects. In this article, we develop theory and test the positive and negative effects of representational gaps (rGaps) among team members in cross-functional product...
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Fifteen years ago, Jehn’s (1995; 1997) investigations of conflict types (task, relationship and process conflict) attempted to resolve the paradox of intra-group conflict by examining the distinct effects of each conflict type. Although this work has greatly enhanced the field’s understanding of the role of conflict in groups, the body of subsequen...
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How does prior experience influence team creativity? We address this question by examining the effects of task experience acquired directly and task experience acquired vicariously from others on team creativity in a product-development task. Across three laboratory studies, we find that direct task experience leads to higher levels of team creativ...
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This chapter presents a theoretical framework for the effects of prior task experience on team creativity. We distinguish among different types of experience within teams, namely direct and indirect prior task experience. We argue that different types of prior task experience differentially influence team creativity, and that the prior experience–c...
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Prior research on emotion and team conflict has primarily focused on the experience of negative emotions, especially as they pertain to relationship conflict. We extend prior conceptualizations by considering both the valence of emotion (positive versus negative) and the activation level (passive versus active) across three types of conflict. We re...
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Modularity scholars argue that modular architectures lead to higher strategic flexibility through mass customisation and through both incremental and architectural innovation. There is little empirical evidence, however, on whether modular firms actually achieve the expected advantages. In this paper, we investigate whether firms can innovate succe...
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Zahra and George (2002) suggested a reconceptualization of the absorptive capacity construct in order to reduce ambiguity in empirical studies. A rereading of the seminal Cohen and Levinthal (1990) article in light of current research on learning and innovation directs our attention to serious ambiguities and omissions in Zahra and George's reconce...
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Zahra and George (2002) suggested a reconceptualization and extension of the construct "absorptive capacity" in order to reduce the ambiguity and diversity in empirical studies. A reading of the seminal article by Cohen and Levinthal (1990) in light of current research on learning and innovation allowed us to address several ambiguities and underde...
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Ambidextrous organizations are supposed to innovate successfully both in case of evolutionary and revolutionary change through managing multiple and contradicting organizational architectures. This paper extends the theory on ambidextrous organizations through an explorative double case study of the structural and cultural aspects of successful inc...

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