Aimee Kane, Ph.D.
Aimee Kane , Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management; Harry W. Witt Faculty Fellow in Management
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
828 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.6132 Fax: 412.396.4764

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.