J. (Jun) Xiao MSc

Jun Xiao
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2015

PhD Track Unpacking the Dynamics of Innovative Teams

Effective teamwork is central to creating an innovative organization. While an increasing number of firms alter their teams’ way of working (e.g. transitioning from Waterfall to Agile, introducing sprintwork in teams), little is understood of the implications of these changes on roles, routines and relationships. As these new management systems are implemented, researching the dynamic processes that emerge is critical to support the development and maintenance of high-performing teams.
In this PhD project, we collaborate closely with multiple organizations to explore and develop insights about the routine work and group interactions that innovative teams experience during such change. The research project employs mixed methodologies, pairing qualitative approaches with survey and quasi-experimental methods to uncover the impacts of these dynamics on performance, creativity and well-being.

Groups/Teams, Power, Routines, Creativity, Social identity theory
Time frame
2015 -


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