Ralph Katz's research while affiliated with Northeastern University and other places

Publications (2)

Article
This study investigates the role of certain boundary spanning individuals, labelled gatekeepers, in the transfer of information in an R&D setting by comparing the performance of project groups with and without gatekeepers. Results indicate that gatekeepers perform a linking role only for projects performing tasks that are locally oriented while uni...

Citations

... For decades, coordination scholars have demonstrated the importance of coordination practices for accomplishing innovation work (Adler, 1995;Bechky, 2003b;Crowston, 1997;Jarzabkowski, Lê, & Feldman, 2012). Because the timing of tasks and processes is critical (Allen, 1977;Katz & Tushman, 1983), the temporal dimension of coordination is particularly important during innovation processes (Bruyninckx, 2017;Yakura, 2002). This includes the set of behaviors that ensure work is finished on time by attending to the temporal integration of individuals, activities, and processes (Hassard, 1991;Moore, 1963). ...
... An important concept for the research problem is project performance. Many elements in the literature refer to project performance of which most refer to projects carried out in the corporate world (Thomas & Mengel, 2008: p. 1;Saidoun, 2016: p. 218 ff;Tushman & Katz, 1980: p. 1072. Some studies focus on how goal orientation affects performance in a project context (Clark, 1989: p. 1247 ff). ...