Ishani Aggarwal

(Last updated in: 10/05/2017 - 3:57pm)

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Educational Background

PhD in Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (2013);
MSc in Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (2010);
BA, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA (2008)

Research Projects for Government Agencies

  • 2012 Research Grant awarded by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Teams
  • 2010–2012 Collective Intelligence Research Grant awarded by the National Science Foundation
  • 2008–2013 William Larimer Mellon Fellowship
  • 2004–2008 John Marshall Scholarship

Experience

Assistant Professor in the Organizational Behavior area at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EBAPE) in Rio de Janeiro.  Before joining FGV/EBAPE she was an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and a post-doctoral fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the USA.  She is also affiliated with the Collective Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.  Her research focuses on understanding the impact of team inputs on team processes and performance, paying close attention to the role of contexts in influencing this relationship.  She is also intrigued by the several compositional and process trade-offs that teams must balance in order to be effective.  She studies teams in experimental as well as field settings involving management teams, emergency room teams, and string quartets.  In her ongoing research, she studies cognitive diversity, personality composition, learning, creativity, transactive memory systems, collective intelligence and leadership emergence in teams.  Among other research outlets, her work has been published in leading academic journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Current Directions in Psychological Science and Leadership Quarterly.  She also serves as an academic reviewer for leading journals in the fields of management, psychology and organizational behavior. 

Fields of Interest

  • Team Behaviour
  • Team Cognition
  • Diversity
  • Criativity
  • Leadership

Program: 

Undergraduate
MSc & PhD
Executive Master's in Business Administration