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July 25, 2018

Linda Argote Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from INGRoup

At the 2018 INGRoup Conference this summer, the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research honored Linda Argote, David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory; Director of the Center of Organizational Learning, Innovation, and Knowledge, with the Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups.

INGRoup recognizes a researcher in the field of team behavior whose body of work advances the scholarly study of small group dynamics and whose research has significantly impacted the work of students and peers in the discipline.

“Receiving the Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the study of groups is an incredible honor. Being recognized by INGRoup, an international organization of researchers who do innovative research on important questions about groups, means a great deal to me,” Argote said. “And the award reflects very positively on the interdisciplinary environment at the Tepper School.” 

Argote’s research focuses on organizational learning and knowledge sharing within and between teams. She publishes frequently, often with fellow faculty at the Tepper School, on topics such as transactive memory, group processes and performance, social identity, and knowledge and communication networks.

Argote came to the Tepper School in 1979 after completing a Ph.D. in organization psychology at the University of Michigan. She has held the title of David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory since 1997.

“It’s gratifying to see Linda recognized for her pioneering research on groups and teams as the recipient of the Joseph E. McGrath Award,” said Dean Robert Dammon. “This prestigious award highlights Linda’s path-breaking research and demonstrates her extraordinary reputation in the field of organizational behavior.”

In recent years, Argote has been recognized as a distinguished scholar by the Strategic Management Society, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and the Academy of Management, which also named her as a fellow in 2013.

As part of the award, Argote is a lifetime member of INGRoup and will present at its 2019 conference in Portugal next summer.