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Dr. Aimée A. Kane is the William and Helen Lyons Faculty Fellow in Management and Associate Professor at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

She has taught a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including, Management and Organizational Behavior, Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage, and Leadership and Motivation for Executives.

From 2018 to 2021, she held the Harry W. Witt Faculty Fellowship in Management.

Dr. Kane's research examines what enables people separated by boundaries, (e.g., social distinctions, organizational boundaries) to come together, learn from one another, and collaborate effectively. Her research takes an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on and contributing to literatures from the organizational, psychological, communications, and computer sciences. In conducting this research, she employs various methodologies, including small group experiments, automated text analysis, social network analysis, questionnaires, and interviews.

Her research has been published in academic journals including the Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Science.

Dr. Kane serves as an Associate Editor at Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice and on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Discoveries, Organization Science, and Small Group Research.

At Duquesne University, she serves on Faculty Senate and previosuly served on the Instutitional Review Board. Dr. Kane has played a role in key university initiatives, including the COVID Health and Safety Task Force and the COVID-19 Dashboard.

Prior to joining Duquesne, Dr. Kane was an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University's Stern School of Business. Previously, she worked for the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence at Carnegie Mellon University.

She became interested in organizational behavior when she worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs and Company.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S., Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.A., Spanish, Duke University


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Duquesne University 
  • Presidential Scholarship Award, 2012

Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, 2023
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2022-2023
  • William and Helen Lyons Faculty Fellowship in Management, 2022
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2020-2021
  • Eugene P. Beard Outstanding Service Award, 2020-2021
  • Harry W. Witt Faculty Fellowship in Management, 2018
  • Dean's Award for Research, 2017
  • Outstanding Research Award, 2015
  • Outstanding Research Award, 2014
  • Special Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, 2012
  • Summer Research Grant, 2013

  • Most Valuable Paper (MVP) Co-Winner, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 2023
  • Best Article Award, Small Group Research, 2019
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Information and Management, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, 2009
  • Herbert A. Simon Dissertation Award in Behavioral Research in the Administrative Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005
  • Gerald R. Salancik Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004

Articles in Journals

Kane, A. A., & van Swol, L. M. (2023). Using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count Software to Analyze Group Interaction Language. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 27 (3), 188-201.

Kane, A. A., van Swol, L. M., & Sarmiento Lawrence, I. G. (2023). Emotional Contagion in Online Groups as a Function of Valence and Status. Computers in Human Behavior, 139.

van Swol, L. M., & Kane, A. A. (2019). Language and Group Processes: An Integrative, Interdisciplinary Review. Small Group Research, 50(1), 3-38.

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.

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.

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements

Kane, A. A., & van Swol, L. M. (2022). Harnessing Language Analysis to Uncover Emergent Group Processes. In M. Dehghani & R. Boyd (Eds.), Handbook of Language Analysis in Psychology. New York, NY: Guilford Press. 

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.

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.