Aimée A. Kane

Assistant Professor of Management, Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University
email: kanea at duq dot edu
B.A., Duke University
Ph.D. and M.S., Carnegie Mellon University

  • Team receptivity to newcomers
  • Knowledge transfer between groups/ teams
  • Superordinate social identity, knowledge creation, knowledge transfer, and sustainability
  • Social identification and boundary spanning for collaboration and knowledge generation
Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings (peer reviewed) 

Kane, A. A., & Rink, F. (2015). How newcomers influence group utilization of their knowledge: Integrating versus differentiating strategies. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice,19, 91 - 105. doi:10.1037/gdn0000024

Dokko, G., Kane, A. A., Tortoriello, M. (2014) One of us or one of my friends: How social identity and tie strength shape the creative generativity of boundary-spanning ties. Organization Studies, 35, 707-726. doi: 10.1177/0170840613508397.

Kang, R., Kane, A. A., & Kiesler, S. (2014). Teammate inaccuracy blindness: When information sharing tools hinder collaborative analysis. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW ‘14). NY: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/2531602.2531681

Rink, F., Kane, A. A., Ellemers, N., & Van der Vegt, G. S. (2013) Team receptivity to newcomers: Five decades of evidence and future research themes. The Academy of Management Annals, 7:1, 245-291. doi: 10.1080/19416250.2013.766405

Salazar, M. R., Lant, T. K., & Kane, A. A. (2011). To join or not to join: An investigation of individual facilitators and inhibitors of medical faculty participation in interdisciplinary research teams. Clinical and Translational Science, 4(4), 274-278. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2011.00321.x

Kane, A. A. & Rink, F. (2011) Newcomers as active agents: Team receptivity to integrating vs. differentiating identity strategiesAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings (Meeting Abstract Supplement), 1-6. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2011.65869733

Levina, N. & Kane, A.A. (2009) I am not one of them anymore: Onshore immigrant managers on offshored software development projects. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings (Meeting Abstract Supplement), 1-6.  doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2009.44270100 (Nominee for the Carolyn Dexter Award from the OCIS Division of the Academy of Management)

Levina, N. & Kane, A.A. (2009) Immigrant Managers as Boundary Spanners on Offshored Software Development Projects: Partners or Bosses? Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (IWIC’09), 978-1-60558-198-9.  doi: 10.1145/1499224.1499236 
(Winner of best paper award).

Kane, A.A., Argote, L., & Levine, J.M. (2005) Knowledge transfer between groups via personnel rotation: Effects of social identity and knowledge quality. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 96, 56-71.  doi: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2004.09.002

Book Contributions (peer reviewed)

Rink, F., Kane, A. A., Ellemers, N., & Van der Vegt, G. S. (in press). Change in organizational work teams. In R. Rico, E. Salas, & N.M.Ashkanasy (Eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Teamwork and Collaborative Processes. Somerset, NY: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kane, A. A. & Rink, F. (2015). Team Newcomers. Oxford Bibliographies in Management. Ed. Ricky Griffin. New York: Oxford University Press. doi : 10.1093/OBO/97801998467400050

Rink, F. & Kane, A.A. (2014) Conflict and change in teams: The innovative newcomer challenge. In O.B. Ayoko, N.M. Ashkanasy, & K.A. Jehn (Eds.) Handbook of Conflict Management Research (pp. 205 - 220). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Edgar.

Kane, A. A. & Steele, A. L. (2012) Taking actions to deal with climate change risks and opportunities: Developing strong superordinate identities within corporations to promote knowledge transfer and creation. In J.A.F. Stoner and C. Wankel (Eds.) Managing Climate Change Business Risks and Consequences: Leadership for Global Sustainability (pp. 207-225). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Argote, L. & Kane, A.A. (2009) Superordinate identity and knowledge creation and transfer in organizations. In N.J Foss and S. Michailova (Eds.) Knowledge Governance: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives (pp. 166-190). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Argote, L. & Kane, A.A. (2003) Learning from direct and indirect experience in organizations: The effects of experience content, timing, and distribution. In P. Paulus and B. Nijstad (Eds.) Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration (pp. 277-303). New York: Oxford University Press.


A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust, Team Receptivity to Newcomers. (principal investigator). 2014 – 2015.
National Science Foundation, Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems. Sharing insights across multiple virtual organizations. (sub-contract; principal investigator, Dr. Sara Kiesler) 2012-2014.

National Science Foundation, Decision Risk and Management Science Program. Social Identity and Knowledge Transfer. (co-principal investigator with Dr. Linda Argote) 2003-2006.

Selected Presentations
  • Kane, A. A. (2014). Identity Risk and Learning Among Knowledge Workers in Emerging Organizations. Presented at the National Science Foundation 2014 Conference on Facilitating the Creation and Transfer of Knowledge at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Kang, R., Kane, A.A., Kiesler, S. (2013) When Information Sharing Tools Help or Hinder Collaborative Analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) in Atlanta, GA. 

  • Kane, A. A. & Rink, F. (2012). Newcomers as active agents: Team receptivity to integrating vs. differentiating identity strategies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) in Chicago, IL. 

  • Kane, A. A. & Rink, F. (2011) Newcomers to work teams: Evidence, themes, and new directions. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) in Minneapolis, MN.

  • Unlocking knowledge transfer potential: Knowledge demonstrability and superordinate social identity.  Invited presentation in the Organizational Behavior Seminar Series, College of Business,  University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Jul. 2010.

If you would like a copy of any of these publications, presentations, or research materials (e.g., origami knowledge transfer paradigm), please send me an email at kanea at duq dot edu
Last updated: June 2015.