Carnegie Mellon University

Linda Argote

July 06, 2020

Linda Argote Appointed Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

Linda Argote, the Thomas Lord Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, and Director of the Center for Organizational Learning, Innovation, and Knowledge has been appointed the Tepper School’s Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. Professor Argote replaces Alan Scheller-Wolf who stepped down from his position on June 30, 2020, after three years of outstanding service to the school. Argote’s appointment became effective on July 1, 2020.

Argote is an internationally recognized expert in organizational learning. She has published extensively in prominent journals on learning, knowledge transfer, and related topics including transactive memory, group processes and performance, social identity, and communication networks. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Institute, the Army Research Office, and The National Institutes of Health. Her current research focuses on transactive memory and the performance of hospital trauma teams.

Her article with Eric Darr and Dennis Epple, “The Acquisition, Transfer, and Depreciation of Knowledge in Service Organization: Productivity in Franchises,” was recognized as one of the most influential articles published in Management Science during its first 50 years. Her article with Paul Ingram, “Knowledge Transfer in Organizations: A Basis for Competitive Advantage in Firms,” was identified as one of the most influential articles published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes during its first 50 years. The International Network for Groups Research (INGRoup) recognized her with the Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups in 2018.

Argote has served as Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science and as Departmental Editor at Management Science. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).

She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan. She holds Honorary Doctorates from Aarhus University and the Università della Svizzera Italiana.