Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MOS Workshop: Identity asymmetries: An experimental investigation of social identity and information exchange in multiteam systems.

Identity asymmetries: An experimental investigation of social identity and information exchange in multiteam systems. 

Essec Business School

Tuesday May 16th - 10:00 -11:30 
ESSEC Room 516-517

The abstract: Teams tackle many complex organizational tasks and are often interdependent with other teams, as components of a multiteam system. A critical challenge in multiteam systems is how to promote information exchange across teams. By virtue of their specialization, teams possess unique knowledge needed by other teams, and likewise, are reliant on receiving the unique knowledge held by other teams. We experimentally investigate the role of social identity in interteam information sharing. The focus of identification (team- or MTS-focused) was manipulated in a sample of 84, 5-member teams working in one of 21, 4-team MTSs (N = 420 individuals). Findings show that proactive information sharing is an intergroup phenomenon - the identity foci of the teams on both sides of the exchange affect the process. Team-focused sources are less proactive in sharing information with MTS-focused teams, than with other team-focused teams. MTS-focused sources were slightly more likely to reactively share information with other teams. Furthermore, interteam information sharing predicts collaboration effectiveness - the more intelligence that crossed the team boundary, the higher the proportion of threats that teams successfully neutralized. Finally, we find that interteam information exchange mediates the effect of team identity.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Management Department Seminar Series - Emre Soyer (Ozyegin University) : The Wicked Learning Environment of Regression toward the Mean ?

MOS Workshop : “Fool, Founder or Family Members ?" The Role of Social Identity in Explaining the Social Meaning and Allocation of Financial Resources.

MOS Workshop

Tuesday, April 18th 2017 (Room N231 – 10:00 a.m in Cergy - 4:00 p.m in Singapore)

Professor Jan Lepoutre
ESSEC Management Department

will present his paper:


Abstract: We conducted a field study of 7 small, founder-run firms in a poverty setting to build an understanding of how and why entrepreneurs vary in the allocation of microfinance loans to business and non-business related applications. We discovered that founders developed different interpretations of the firm financial resources to be able to achieve what was important to them in running their firms. Bridging two formerly disparate psychological and sociological theories of resource allocation, we find that resource allocation is driven by patterned differences in how social identity translated ambiguous resource allocation templates into the construction of social cognitive resource allocation schemata and firms’ resource allocation. The paths we describe help explain responses to financial resource constraints in poverty settings and also provide a platform for research that may generate new insights into the role of founder characteristics in the social construction of resources.