Aimée A. Kane is an Associate Professor of Management in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. Professor Kane teaches at the undergraduate, master's, and executive levels. Management and Organizational Behavior helps undergraduates develop the teamwork and influence skills critical to effective management. Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage and Behavior in Organizations help master's students 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. She was awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of outstanding accomplishments as a passionate and dedicated educator during the 2020-2021 academic year.
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 held the Harry W. Witt faculty fellowship in management from 2018 to 2021. Small Group Research awarded Language and group processes: An integrative, interdisciplinary review (with Lyn van Swol) the 2019 Best Article Award. The Academy of Management identified "Am I still one of them?": Bicultural immigrant managers navigating social identity threats when spanning global boundaries (with Natalia Levina) as a finalist for the International Human Resource Management Scholarly Research Award. In 2017, she received the Dean's Award for Research. In 2014 and in 2015, she received the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Outstanding Research Award.
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 the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Faculty Senate. Dr. Kane has played a role in key university initiatives, including the COVID Health and Safety Task Force and the COVID-19 Dashboard, and received the Eugene P. Beard Outstanding Service Award in December 2021.
Prior to joining Duquesne, 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. Professor Kane became interested in organizational behavior when she worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs and Company. 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.
- 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
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
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.