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TODAY: Dr. Joy Olabisi - "Black Women Scholars" Series Speaker

The African American Affinity Group presents: The "Black Women Scholar" Series

Presenter: Dr. Joy Olabisi Bio, Assistant Professor of Management, Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology

Presentation Title: Within and Between Team Coordination via Transactive Memory Systems and Boundary Spanning

Presentation Summary:

In this paper, we suggest that the transactive memory system and boundary spanning literatures are useful for understanding how individuals in team-based collectives can be structured to improve within and between team coordination. We argue that such coordination can be facilitated -- or thwarted -- by boundary spanning behaviors and patterns of knowledge exchange within and between teams. Our theorizing offers a generalizable account of the role of TMS in organizations that resolves some inconsistencies in the literature. We explain how an existing team TMS can offset the within-team coordination burdens typically associated with boundary spanning and we offer predictions about how these factors interrelate to affect TMS and coordination over time. Finally, our theory underscores significant implications and provides insights for how management practices might improve coordination within and between teams.

Please Note that this presentation will take place Brighton Campus - Empire Room and will be Live Streamed at the Downtown Campus: Boardroom (Room 400)

Scholar Bio:

Dr. Joy Olabisi is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include understanding how organizations learn and manage knowledge, especially through the effective utilization of teams. She is particularly interested in collaborative networks, especially within virtual and project-based contexts. She is also interested in social entrepreneurial initiatives within emerging markets, with a social embeddedness and networks emphasis. Her work has been published in leading management journals and she has also presented her research at numerous domestic and international conferences.

Dr. Olabisi teaches courses in the areas of management and international business. In 2015, she received the Saunders College of Business' Exemplary Performance in Teaching and Student Impact Award and was previously nominated in 2012 for the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Olabisi received her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Management from the University of Michigan. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In her spare time, Dr. Olabisi likes the performing arts, traveling, sports, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys mentoring and serving within the community in various capacities.

Attached Files:
The Black Women Scholars Series Flier and Info Page Final.pdf

Silas, Melany
The African American Affinity Group