Jonathon Cummings

Associate Professor of Business Administration

External Address: 
A215 Fuqua Sch. of Bus., Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708-0120
Phone: 
(919) 660-7756

Overview

Jonathon Cummings is an Associate 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), and Science Policy (e.g., Social Studies of Science, Research Policy).

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University 2001

  • B.A., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 1996

Organizing the Firm for Innovation: A Bridge Between Innovation Strategy and Implementation awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 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

Collaborative Research: ITR PI Meeting and Research Assesement awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2008

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)

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

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

Carton, AM, and Cummings, JN. "The impact of subgroup type and subgroup configurational properties on work team performance." Journal of Applied Psychology 98.5 (2013): 732-758. Full Text

Carton, AM, and Cummings, JN. "A theory of subgroups in work teams." Academy of Management Review 37.3 (2012): 441-470. 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

Cummings, J, and Pletcher, C. "Why project networks beat project teams." MIT Sloan Management Review 52.3 (2011): 75-80.

Cummings, JN. "Economic and business dimensions." Communications of the ACM 54.8 (2011): 24-26. Full Text

Huang, S, and Cummings, JN. "When critical knowledge is most critical: Centralization in knowledge-intensive teams." Small Group Research 42.6 (2011): 669-699. Full Text

Cummings, J, and Kiesler, S. "Organization theory and new ways of working in science." 2011 Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy: Building Capacity for Scientific Innovation and Outcomes, ACSIP 2011, Proceedings (2011). Full Text

Pages

Cummings, J, Finholt, T, Foster, I, Kesselman, C, and Lawrence, K. Beyond being there: A blueprint for advancing the design, development and evaluation of virtual organizations. 2008.