Research and Thought Leadership
Drexel University is a world-class, R1 designated, comprehensive research university committed to use-inspired research with real-world applications, and the University’s research activities result in more than $110 million in annual expenditures for sponsored projects. At the Drexel LeBow College of Business, we have a proven track record of advancing industry in every aspect through our applied research and thought leadership. Our instruction and curriculum, including consulting courses and projects, is guided through an evidence-based approach and builds on the core capability of Drexel University, experiential learning.
LeBow continues to partner with organizations at every level and across industries to provide targeted research and executive education opportunities as well as offering opportunities for professionals to build their capabilities through our executive programming including degree options —the Executive DBA, the Executive MBA— and customized training programs.
Recent Applied Research
Fostering Collaborative Cultures for Increased Engagement and Productivity
Faculty Lead: Lauren D'Innocenzo, PhD, Associate Professor of Management
To discover how organizations are creating more collaborative work cultures, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and Chief Learning Officer undertook the Fostering Collaborative Culture survey. We polled HR leaders for opinions on their organization’s current state of transitioning to a more collaborative workplace culture. From there, we examined specific survey groups to see how organizations that are further along in their efforts tackle culture change. We also explored the differences in approach between face-to-face and virtual organizations. The survey findings show that when culture change is initiated purposefully, employees are more engaged, feel more productive, and take on responsibilities beyond their job titles.
Additional Applied Research
Bates, Thomas W, and Becher, David A., Bid Resistance by Takeover Targets: Managerial Bargaining or Bad Faith?. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 52 (Jun 2017): 837-866.
Kukenberger, M.R., and D’Innocenzo, Lauren, The Building Blocks of Shared Leadership: The Interactive Effects of Diversity Types, Team Climate, and Time. Personnel Psychology (2020).
Luciano, Margaret, Bartels, Amy, D’Innocenzo, Lauren, Maynard, M. Travis, and Mathieu, John E, Exploring the dark side of shared team experiences: Unpacking the influence of entrained rhythms and task characteristics. Academy of Management Journal, 61 (Aug 2018): 1403-1430.
Tzabbar, D, and Margolis, Jaclyn, Beyond the Startup Stage: The Founding Team’s Human Capital, New Venture’s Stage of Life, Founder-CEO Duality, and Breakthrough Innovation. Organization Science, 28 (Apr 2017): 857-872.
Ates, Nufer Y, Tarakci, Murat, Porck, Jeanine P, van Knippenberg, Daan, and Groenen, Patrick JF, The dark side of visionary leadership in strategy implementation: Strategic alignment, strategic consensus and commitment. Journal of Management.
Litchfield, Robert, Hirst, Giles, and van Knippenberg, Daan, Professional network identification: Searching for stability in transient knowledge work. Academy of Management Review.
Porck, Jeanine P, van Knippenberg, Daan, Tarakci, Murat, Ates, Nufer Y, Groenen, Patrick JF, and De Haas, Marco, Do group and organizational identification help or hurt intergroup strategic consensus?. Journal of Management.
Tong, Di, Tzabbar, D, and H. Park, Dennis, How does relative income affect entry into pure and hybrid entrepreneurship?. Advances in Strategic Management.
van Knippenberg, Daan, and Hirst, Giles, A motivational lens model of person x situation interactions in employee creativity. Journal of Applied Psychology.