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 2020
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, edited by N. Cooke et al., National Academies Press, 2015, pp. 1–245.
Cummings, J. N. “Leading groups from a distance: How to mitigate consequences of geographic dispersion.” Leadership at a Distance: Research in Technologically-Supported Work, 2013, pp. 31–50. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203809686. Full Text
Cummings, J. N., et al. “Communication Technology and Friendship During the Transition from High School to College.” Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology, 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.003.0018. Full Text
Cummings, J., et al. “Communication Technology and Friendship During the Transition from High School to College.” Computers, Phones, and the Internet Domesticating Information Technology, Oxford University Press, 2006.
Cummings, J., and D. Ancona. “Functional perspective.” Handbook of Group Research and Practice, edited by S. Wheelan, Sage Publications, 2005, pp. 107–17.
Cummings, J., and S. Kiesler. “What do we know about proximity in work groups? A legacy of research on physical distance.” Distributed Work, edited by P. Hinds and S. Kiesler, MIT Press, 2002, pp. 57–80.
Cummings, J. “What do We Know About Proximity and Distance in Work Groups? A Legacy of Research.” Distributed Work, edited by P. J. Hinds and S. Kiesler, MIT Press, 2002, pp. 57–80.
Sackett, E., and J. N. Cummings. “When team members perceive task interdependence differently: Exploring centrality asymmetry and team success.” Group Dynamics, vol. 22, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 16–31. Scopus, doi:10.1037/gdn0000079. Full Text
Haas, M. R., and J. N. Cummings. “Barriers to knowledge seeking within MNC teams: Which differences matter most.” Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 46, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 36–62. Scopus, doi:10.1057/jibs.2014.37. Full Text
Carton, Andrew M., and Jonathon N. Cummings. “The impact of subgroup type and subgroup configurational properties on work team performance..” The Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 98, no. 5, Sept. 2013, pp. 732–58. Epmc, doi:10.1037/a0033593. Full Text
Cummings, Jonathon N., et al. “Group heterogeneity increases the risks of large group size: a longitudinal study of productivity in research groups..” Psychological Science, vol. 24, no. 6, June 2013, pp. 880–90. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797612463082. Full Text
Cummings, J. N., and M. R. Haas. “So many teams, so little time: Time allocation matters in geographically dispersed teams.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 33, no. 3, Apr. 2012, pp. 316–41. Scopus, doi:10.1002/job.777. Full Text
Espinosa, J. A., et al. “Time separation, coordination, and performance in technical teams.” Ieee Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 59, no. 1, Feb. 2012, pp. 91–103. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TEM.2011.2126579. Full Text
Huang, S., and J. N. Cummings. “When critical knowledge is most critical: Centralization in knowledge-intensive teams.” Small Group Research, vol. 42, no. 6, Dec. 2011, pp. 669–99. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1046496411410073. Full Text
Cummings, J., and S. Kiesler. “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, Nov. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ACSIP.2011.6064466. Full Text
Fisher, J., et al. “Abandoning innovations: Network evidence on enterprise collaboration software.” 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Aom 2018, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2018.175. Full Text
Carton, A. M., et al. “Striking a balance: The impact of balanced versus imbalanced subgroups on work team performance.” Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting West Meets East: Enlightening. Balancing. Transcending, Aom 2011, 2011. Scopus, doi:10.5464/AMBPP.2011.248.a. Full Text
Cummings, J., et al. “Beyond being there: A blueprint for advancing the design, development and evaluation of virtual organizations.” A Report from the NSF Workshop to Identify Research, Infrastructure and Organizational Needs to Accelerate Collaboration in Science and Engineering, 2008, pp. 1–58.