Ishani Aggarwal

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Educational Background

Prof. Aggarwal holds a PhD and an MSc in Organizational Behavior and Theory from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.


Ishani Aggarwal is an Assistant Professor in the area of Organizational Behavior. Before joining EBAPE/FGV she was an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and a post-doctoral fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA. She also works with the Collective Intelligence Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Her research focuses on understanding the impact of team inputs on team processes and performance, and pays close attention to the role of context 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, Management Science, 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. 

Research Interests

  • Team Behavior
  • Team Cognition
  • Diversity
  • Creativity
  • Leadership


MSc & PhD
Master's in Business Administration (MEX)
Master in Management (MiM)
Master's in Business Management (MEXi)

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