Aimee KaneHarry W. Witt Faculty Fellow in Management, Associate Professor of Management
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
828 Rockwell Hall
Education:Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University M.S., Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University B.A., Spanish, Duke University
Aimée A. Kane is the Harry W. Witt Faculty Fellow and an Associate Professor of Management in at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. Professor Kane develops and teaches core courses at the undergraduate, master's, and executive levels, in which she provides students with structured opportunities to make unique and valuable contributions for individual and collective learning. Management and Organizational Behavior helps undergraduate students acquire research-based, contemporary knowledge of human behavior and organizations, apply that knowledge to analyze organizational situations, and develop teamwork and influence skills critical to effective management. Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage and Behavior in Organizations help MBA and MS in Management learn some of the ways in which they as employees, consultants, and managers can improve employee performance and commitment - key factors underlying sustainable and effective organizations. Dr. Kane teaches negotiation skills to executives in the Women's Executive Leadership Program.
An overarching question motivates Dr. Kane's research: what enables people who are separated by boundaries, (e.g., social distinctions, organizational boundaries, national cultures) to learn from one another, collaborate effectively, and become agents of change and innovation. Her research takes an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on and contributing to literatures from the organizational sciences on group and organizational learning and from the psychological sciences on social identity and group socialization. In conducting this research, she employs various laboratory and field methodologies, including small group experiments, social network analysis, questionnaires, and interviews. Her research has been published in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Annals, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science and Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice. In 2017, Dr. Kane received the Dean's Award for Research. In 2014 and in 2015, she received the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Outstanding Research Award.
Prior to joining Duquesne, Kane was an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University's Stern School of Business. She also previously worked for the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence at Carnegie Mellon University as a research associate and teaching consultant. Professor Kane became interested in understanding how to create and transfer knowledge when she worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs and Company. She also worked as an intern in finance, marketing and sales at the General Electric Capital Company, Philip Morris and Unilever Mexico.
She holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. in organizational behavior and theory from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in Spanish, magna cum laude, and a certificate in markets and management studies from Duke University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Articles in Journals
Van Swol, L. M., & Kane, A. A. (2019). Language and group processes: An integrative, interdisciplinary review. Small Group Research, 50, 3-38, doi: 10.1177/1046496418785019. *Winner of the 2018-2019 Best Article Award, Small Group Research
Kane, A. A. & Levina, N. (2017). "Am I still one of them?": Bicultural immigrant managers navigating social identity threats when spanning global boundaries. Journal of Management Studies, 54, 540-577, doi: 10.1111/joms.12259. *Finalist for the 2018 International Human Resource Management Scholarly Research Award, Human Resources Division, Academy of Management
Kane, A. & Rink, F. (2016). When and how groups utilize dissenting newcomer knowledge: Newscomers' future prospects condition the effect of language-based identity strategies. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 19 (5), 591-607.
Kane, A. A. & Rink, F. (2015). How newcomers influence group utilization of their knowledge: Integrating versus. Differentiating strategies. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice.
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.
Rink, F., Kane, A. A., Ellemers, N., & Van der Vegt, G. (2013). Team receptivity to newcomers: Five decades of evidence and future research themes. Academy of Management Annals, 7 (1), 245-291.
Salazar, M.R., Lant, T.K., & Kane, A.A., (2011). To join or not to join: An investigation of facilitators and inhibitors of medical faculty decisions to join an interdisciplinary team. Clinical and Translational Science, 4 (4), 274-278.
Kane, A. A. (2010). Unlocking knowledge transfer potential: Knowledge demonstrability and superordinate social identity. Organization Science, 21 (3), 643-660.
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.
Articles in Proceedings
Kane, A. A., Kiesier, S., & Kang, R. (2018). Inaccuracy blindness in collaboration persists, even with an evaluation prompt. Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI' 18), 1 -9. doi: 10.1145/3173574.3174068
Kang, R., Kane, A. A., & Kiesler, S. (2014). Teammate inaccuracy blindness: When information sharing tools hinder collaborative analysis. Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Social Computing, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 797-806.
Kane, A. A. & Rink, F. (2011). Integrating vs. differentiating identity strategies. Academy of Management, 6.
Salazar, M.R., Lant, T.K., & Kane, A. A., (2009). Predicting Participation in Experimental Interdisciplinary Team Structures for Knowledge Creation. Best Paper Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management.
Levina, N., & Kane, A.A., (2009). I am not one of them anymore: Onshore immigrant managers on offshored software development project. Academy of Management. *Nominee for the 2009 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? ACM International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (IWIC), 978-1-6055, Palo Alto, CA: ACM. *Winner of 2009 Best Paper Award, ACM International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration
Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements
Kane, A. A. & Rink, F. R. (2020) Personnel movement as a mechanism for learning in organizations and teams. In L. Argote & J. M. Levine (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning (pp.355-365). New York, N.Y: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190263362.013.20
Rink, F., Kane, A. A., Ellemers, N., & Van der Vegt, G. (2017). Change in organizational work teams. In E. Salas, R. Rico, & J. Passmore (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Teamworking and Collaborative Processes (pp. 177-194). Wiley.
Rink, F. & Kane, A.A., (2015). Team Newcomers. In R. Griffin (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Management (pp. 1-17). Oxford University Press: New York.
Kane, A. & Rink, F. (2014). Conflict and Change in Teams: The Innovative Newcomer Challenge. In O. Ayoko, N. Ashkanasy, & K. A. Jehn (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Conflict Management (pp. 205-220). Edward Edgar: Cheltenham, UK.
Kane, A. & Steele, A. (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. Stoner & C. Wankel (eds.), Managing Climate Change Business Risks and Consequences: Leadership for Global Sustainability (pp. 207-225). Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY.
Argote, L. & Kane, A.A., (2009). Superordinate Identity and Knowledge Creation and Transfer in Organizations. Knowledge Governance: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives.
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 & B. Nijstad, Group Creativity: Innovation Through Collaboration. Oxford University Press.
Kane, A. & Shitemi, M. (2013). Stranded in the Nyiri Desert: A Group Case Study. In M. Drake, The Applied Business Analytics Casebook: Applications in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, and Operations Research (pp. 161-164). Financial Times Press: Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Kane, A.A., & Rink, F., (2020) How do group members respond to a change-agent newcomer's use of integrating "We" pronouns versus differentiating "I" and "you" pronouns? Paper accepted for presentation in the Current Directions of Natural Language Processing in Social and Behavioral Sciences Symposium (Due to COVID-19 pandemic the convention was cancelled) and at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the convention was cancelled.
Kane, A.A. (2020). Facilitating receptivity to newcomers' knowledge: Actionable practices. Invited presentations in the Organizations and Entrepreneurship (O & E) Speaker Series, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA and in the FORS Research Colloquium Series, School of Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Kane, A.A. (2019). Language use in groups: An input-process-output model. Invited presentations in the Connecting Innovation and Creativity (CONIC) Seminar, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, Netherlands and in the Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture/ Organization, Strategy and Accounting ICOA/OSA Seminar, Department of Management, Aarhus School of Business and Social Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Kane, A.A. (2019). Are emotional displays more contagious from a peer or a manager? Invited work-in-progress rapid research presentation at 25th Reunion Organizational Behavior Conference at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Kane, A. A., Argote, L., & Levine, J. (2019). Fostering Superordinate Identity and Knowledge Transfer: Group Symbols and Rewards. Poster presented at the Conference in Honor of James G. March. Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Kane, A.A. (2019). Facilitating receptivity to newcomers' knowledge: Actionable practices for organizational designer and newcomers. Invited presentation to the West Interpersonal Perception Lab, Department of Psychology, New York University, NY.
Argote, L., Kane, A. A., & Levine, J. (2019). Fostering Superordinate Identity and Knowledge Transfer: Group Symbols and Rewards. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Lisbon, Portugal.
Van Swol, L. & Kane, A. A. (2018). Language and group processes: An integrative, interdisciplinary review. Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Washington, District of Columbia.
Kane, A. A. (2018). Language use in interacting groups and team. Invited presentation at Organizational Behavior and Theory Seminar Series at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kane, A. A. (2018). Working across boundaries. Invited presentation at Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Event, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kane, A. A. (2018). Navigating the workplace to become an agent for change. Invited presentation at Invited presentation at the annual holiday meeting of the Three Rivers Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (TRAPIC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kane, A. A. (2017). Inter-team membership change: Newcomer's tactics and team responses. Invited presentation at Teaming Inside and Out: Avant-Garde Research on Teams Conference organized by A. Edmondson (Harvard Business School) and J.-F. Harvey (HEC Montreal), Montreal, Canada.
Kane, A. A., Rink, F., Cantimur, Y., & van der Vegt, G. (2017). How teams respond to newcomers' use of proactive influence tactics. Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), St. Louis, Missouri.
Kane, A. A. & Rink, F. (2015, November). Overcoming Barriers to Team Receptivity to Newcomers. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kane, A. A. (2015, September). How newcomers influence receptivity to unique knowledge in work groups and teams. Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Denver, Colorado.
Kane, A. A. (2015, September). When new hires can be catalysts for team learning and innovation. Invited presentation to the trustees of the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kane, A. A. (2015, August). Realizing team receptivity: Newcomer identity strategies and future prospects. Academy of Management: Organizational Behavior Division, Vancouver, Canada-British Columbia.
Kane, A.A. & Carter, E. (2015, July). Examining team receptivity to newcomers: Effects of newcomer entry processes and identity strategies. Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kane, A. A., Pike, J. C., & Argote, L. (2014). Knowledge Transfer across Geographically Distributed Units of a Service Organization. Cognition in the Rough at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kane, A. A., Kang, R., Carter, E., & Kiesler, S. (2014). Overcoming Teammate Inaccuracy Blindness in Remote Asynchronous Collaborative Analysis. Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Raliegh, North Carolina.
Kane, A. A. (2014, August). Identity Risk and Learning Among Knowledge Workers in Emerging Organizations. National Science Foundation 2014 Conference on Facilitating the Creation and Transfer of Knowledge, Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kane, A.A. & Carter, E. (2014, April). Improving Collaborative Analysis. Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kang, R., Kane, A.A., & Kiesler, S. (2013). When Information Sharing Tools Help or Hinder Collaborative Analysis. Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Atlanta, Georgia.
Kane, A. A., & Rink, F. (2012). Newcomers as innovation agents: Group receptivity to integrating versus differentiating identity strategies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) in Chicago, IL.
Gweon, G., Kane, A.A., & Rose, C. P. (2011). Facilitating knowledge transfer between groups through idea co-construction. Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kane, A. A. & Rink, F. (2011). Newcomers to work teams: Evidence, themes, and new directions. Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Salazar, M.R., & Kane, A.A., (2010). Realizing the innovative promise of interdisciplinary science teams: Knowledge stock heterogeneity, knowledge subgroups, and attitude heterogeneity. Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Washington, District of Columbia.
Dokko, G., Kane, A.A., & Tortoriello, M. (2009). Social network ties, social identity, and the sources of innovative performance. Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois.
Levina, N., & Kane, A.A. (2009). I am not one of them anymore: Onshore immigrant managers on offshored software development projects. Paper presented by co-author at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, IL.
Salazar, M. R., Lant, T. K., & Kane, A.A., (2009). Knowledge Workers and Interdisciplinary Teams for Knowledge Creation: Predicting Participation. Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois.