Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology
Jonathon Cummings is a Professor of Management at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. After completing his dissertation and post-doc at Carnegie Mellon University, he spent three years at the MIT Sloan School of Management as an Assistant Professor, where he received an NSF Early Career Award for his research on innovation in geographically dispersed teams and networks. His subsequent research has focused on virtual teams in corporations as well as collaboration in science, and his publications have appeared in outlets across a number of fields, including Organizational Behavior (e.g., Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review), Information Systems (e.g., MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research), Human-Computer Interaction (e.g., CHI, CSCW, CACM), Science Policy (e.g., Social Studies of Science, Research Policy), and Psychology (e.g., Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology).
Impact of Primary Care Clinician Interdependence and Coordination on Quality of Care Delivered to Complex Older Patients with Diabetes awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Mentor). 2016 to 2021
Organizing the Firm for Innovation: A Bridge Between Innovation Strategy and Implementation awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019
Science Policy Research Report: Funding Team Science awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018
VOSS: Virtual Organizations in Action: Understanding Socio-Technical Systems Through Changes in Structure & Technology awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2015
What Is The Economic Impact of NSF-funded Research? Connecting the dots between scientific discovery and entrepreneursh awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2015
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center awarded by National Science Foundation (Faculty Member). 2009 to 2014
A Socio-Technical Framework for Identifying Team Science Collaborations that could Benefit From Cyberinfrastructure awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2012
Voss: Collaborative Research: Towards Collaboration Strength in Virtual Research Organizations awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2011
Modeling Productive Climates for Virtual Research Collaborations awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2011
CAREER: Fostering Innovation in Organizations through Geographically Dispersed Teams & Networks awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2009
Cummings, J. "Enhancing the effectiveness of team science." National Research Council. Ed. N Cooke, M Hilton, and et. al. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2015. 1-245. (Chapter)
Cummings, JN. "Leading groups from a distance: How to mitigate consequences of geographic dispersion." Leadership at a Distance: Research in Technologically-Supported Work. January 1, 2013. 31-50. Full Text
Cummings, JN, Lee, JB, and Kraut, R. "Communication Technology and Friendship During the Transition from High School to College." Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology. March 22, 2012. Full Text
Cummings, J, Lee, J, and Kraut, R. "Communication Technology and Friendship During the Transition from High School to College." Computers, Phones, and the Internet Domesticating Information Technology. Oxford University Press, July 6, 2006. (Chapter)
Cummings, J, and Ancona, D. "Functional perspective." Handbook of group research and practice. Ed. S Wheelan. Sage Publications, 2005. 107-117.
Cummings, J, and Kiesler, S. "What do we know about proximity in work groups? A legacy of research on physical distance." Distributed Work. Ed. P Hinds and S Kiesler. MIT Press, 2002. 57-80.
Cummings, J. "What do We Know About Proximity and Distance in Work Groups? A Legacy of Research." Distributed Work. Ed. PJ Hinds and S Kiesler. MIT Press, 2002. 57-80. (Chapter)
Sackett, E, and Cummings, JN. "When team members perceive task interdependence differently: Exploring centrality asymmetry and team success." Group Dynamics 22.1 (March 1, 2018): 16-31. Full Text
Haas, MR, and Cummings, JN. "Barriers to knowledge seeking within MNC teams: Which differences matter most?." Journal of International Business Studies 46.1 (January 2015): 36-62. Full Text
Carton, AM, and Cummings, JN. "The impact of subgroup type and subgroup configurational properties on work team performance." The Journal of Applied Psychology 98.5 (September 2013): 732-758. Full Text
Cummings, JN, Kiesler, S, Zadeh, RB, and Balakrishnan, AD. "Group Heterogeneity Increases the Risks of Large Group Size: A Longitudinal Study of Productivity in Research Groups." Psychological Science 24.6 (2013): 880-890. Full Text
Espinosa, JA, Cummings, JN, and Pickering, C. "Time separation, coordination, and performance in technical teams." IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 59.1 (2012): 91-103. Full Text
Cummings, JN, and Haas, MR. "So many teams, so little time: Time allocation matters in geographically dispersed teams." Journal of Organizational Behavior 33.3 (2012): 316-341. Full Text
Zadeh, RB, Balakrishnan, AD, Kiesler, S, and Cummings, JN. "What's in a move? Normal disruption and a design challenge." Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (2011): 2897-2906. Full Text
Cummings, J, and Pletcher, C. "Why project networks beat project teams." MIT Sloan Management Review 52.3 (2011): 75-80.
Carton, AM, Cummings, JN, and Evron, A. "Striking a balance: The impact of balanced versus imbalanced subgroups on work team performance." January 1, 2011. Full Text