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Research & Publications

Journal Articles

Stahl, G., Akkan, E., Reiche, S., Hajro, A., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., Lazarova, M., ... & Zander, L. (2023). Linking institutional context to the community and career embeddedness of skilled migrants: The role of destination and origin country identifications. Journal of International Business Studies.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M.E., Forbes, D.P., Sapienza, H.J. & Borchert, P. S. (2021) “Lab,gig, or enterprise How scientist-inventors form nascent start-up teams.” Journal of Business Venturing.


Tenzer, H., Pudelko, M. & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. (2021). “The Impact of Language Barriers on Knowledge Processing in Multinational Teams.” Journal of World Business.

  • Best OB/HR/OT Paper, International Management Division, Academy of Management Annual Conference 2017.

Maloney, M. M., Shah, P. P., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Jones, S. L. (2019). The Lasting Benefits of Teams: Tie Vitality After Teams Disband. Organization Science, 30(2), 260-279.

Yu, L. & Zellmer-Bruhn, M.* (2018). Introducing team mindfulness and considering its safeguard role against conflict transformation and social undermining. Academy of Management Journal, 61(1), 324-347. *Authorship alphabetical.


Stahl, G. K., Tung, R. L., Kostova, T., & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. (2016). Widening the lens: Rethinking distance, diversity, and foreignness in international business research through positive organizational scholarship. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(6), 621-630.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M., Caligiuri, P., & Thomas, D. C. (2016). From the Editors: Experimental designs in international business research. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(4), 399-407.

Maloney, M., Bresman, H., Zellmer-Bruhn, M. & Beaver, G. (2016). “Contextualizing team research: A look back and a path forward.” Academy of Management Annals, 10(1), 891-942.


Zheng, Y., DeVaughn, M., & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. (2016). “Shared and shared alike? Founders’ Prior Shared Experience and Performance of Newly Founded Banks” Strategic Management Journal. 37(12), 2503-2520.


Bresman, H., & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. (2013). The Structural Context of Team Learning: Effects of Organizational and Team Structure on Internal and External Learning. Organization Science, 24(4), 1120-1139.


Wholey, D. R., Zhu, X., Knoke, D., Shah, P., Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E., & Witheridge, T. (2012). The Teamwork in Assertive Community Treatment (TACT) Scale: Development and Validation. Psychological Services. 63(11): 1108-1117.


Borchert, P.S., Zellmer-Bruhn, M. (2010). “Great expectations:  The influence of human and relational capital on the magnitude of new venture goals.” Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 15(4): 53-72.


Maloney, M. M., Johnson, S. G., & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. (2010).  “Assessing group-level constructs under missing data conditions:  A Monte Carlo simulation.” Small Group Research, 41(3), 281-307.

  • Finalist.  Small Group Research Best Paper of 2009/2010 Award.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E., Maloney, M. M., Bhappu, A., & Salvador, R. (2008).  “When and how do differences matter:  An exploration of perceived similarity in teams.”  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 107(1): 41-59.

  • Nominated for the International Association for Conflict Management’s Best Paper Published in 2008 Award.  Received 3rd place award.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M.E. & Gibson, C. B.  (2006). “Multinational Organization Context:  Implications for Team Learning and Performance. Academy of Management Journal, 49(3): 501-518.


Maloney, M. M. &, Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. (2006). “Building bridges, windows, and cultures:  Mediating mechanisms between heterogeneity and performance in global teams. Management International Review.  46(6):697-720.


Forbes, D. P., Borchert, P., Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E., & Sapienza, H.J. (2006). “Entrepreneurial team formation:  An exploration of new member addition.”  Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, March, 225-248.


Anand, V., Clark, M., and Zellmer-Bruhn, M. (2003) “Team Knowledge Structures:  Matching Task to Information Environment. Journal of Managerial Issues. Vol. XV, 1, 15-31.


Gibson, C. B., Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. & Schwab, D. P.  (2003) “Team effectiveness in multinational organizations: Evaluation across contexts.”  Group and Organization Management. 28(4), 444-474.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E.  (2003). “Interruptive events and team knowledge acquisition.”  Management Science, 49(4), 514-528.


Waller, M. J., Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. & Giambatista, R. C.  (2002). “Watching the clock:  Group pacing behavior under dynamic deadlines” The Academy of Management Journal 45(5), 1046-1055.


Gibson, C. B. & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. (2002). “Minding your metaphors: applying the concept of teamwork metaphors to the management of teams in multicultural contexts.”  Organizational Dynamics.  31(2), 101-116.


Gibson, C. B. & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. (2001). “Metaphors and meaning:  An intercultural analysis of the concept of teamwork.” Administrative Science Quarterly, 46: 274-303.

Waller, M. J., Giambatista, R. C. & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. (1999). “The effects of individual time urgency on group polychronicity.” The Journal of Managerial Psychology.  April. 14(3), 244-256.

Refereed Conference Proceedings   

Tenzer, H., Pudelko, M., Zellmer-Bruhn, M. & Maloney, M. (2017). “How language diversity affects knowledge processing in multinational teams.” Academy of Management Proceedings. Refereed.


Maloney, M., Shah, P. & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. (2010).  “The lasting imprint of teams” Academy of Management Proceedings. Authorship is alphabetical. Refereed.


Villanueva, J., Forbes, D., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Sapienza, H. (2005). "The Entrepreneurial Intentions of Academic Scientist-Inventors" Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, proceedings of the Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Refereed.

Book Chapters

Zellmer-Bruhn, M, & Maloney, M. (2020). Cross-Cultural Teamwork. The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management.


Maloney, M. M., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Shah, P. P. (2015). "Spillover Coordination from Global Teams." Chapter 9 in: The Future of Global Organizing. Eds. Drogendijk, Rian, Rob van Tulder and Alain Verbeke. Vol. 10. Progress in International Business Research: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015. 245-79.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M. & Yu. L. (2015). Cross-cultural Management. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. 6:1–7.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E., & Gibson, C.B. (2013). How Does Culture Matter? A Contextual View of Intercultural Interaction in Groups. In Masaki Yuki and Marilynn Brewer (Eds.) Culture and Group Processes. Oxford University Press Masaki Yuki and Marilynn Brewer, Oxford University Press.


Kara, A., & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. (2011). The role of organizational culture and underlying ideologies in the success of globally distributed teams. Chapter 30 in The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate, In Ashkanasy, N., Wilderom, C. & Peterson, M. (eds), pp. 538-560. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E., Waller, M. J., & Ancona, D. G. (2004).  “The Effect of Temporal Entrainment on the Ability of Teams to Change Their Routines.”  Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Time in Groups.  Volume 6, 135-158.


Bhappu, A. D., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Anand, V. (2002). The effects of demographic diversity and virtual work environments on knowledge processing in teams. Advances in Interdisciplinary Study of Work Teams, Vol. 8, pp. 145-161.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E., Gibson, C. B. & Aldag, R. J. (2001).  Time flies like an arrow:  Tracing antecedents and consequences of temporal elements of organizational culture.  Pp. 21-52 in  Cooper, C. L. & Earley, C. (eds.) Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. West Sussex, England.

Practitioner Publications, Technical Reports, and White Papers

Yu, L. & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. (2019). “What mindfulness can do for a team.” Harvard Business Review Online. May.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. & Kolbe, M. (2014). “Team interaction and training.” Chapter in “Safety management in context – Cross-industry learning for theory and practice. Insights and recommendations for safety practitioners and policy makers.” White Book published by SwissRE.


Zellmer, Mary E. (1995).  "Membership expansion opportunities." Credit Union Executive.  September.


Burger, A.E., & Zellmer, M.E. (1995).  “Strategic opportunities in serving low to moderate income members.”  Filene Research Institute:  Madison, Wisconsin. 


Burger, A.E., Zellmer, M.E., & Robinson, D. (1997).  “Future financial service delivery systems:  The challenges and opportunities of computer-based banking.”  Filene Research Institute:  Madison, Wisconsin.


Papers Under Review or In Preparation


Stahl, G. …..Zellmer-Bruhn, M.E. “Immigrants’ Identity Orientations: Predicting the Integration Success of Highly Qualified Immigrants. Under first review: Journal of International Business Studies.


Tenzer, H., Pudelko, M., Zellmer-Bruhn, M.E. “How Language Barriers Impede the Formation of Mental Models in Multinational Teams” Under first review: Journal of Management.


Schoelmerich, F., Shermley, C. & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. “That’s what beliefs are for: Diversity beliefs as drivers of leaders’ motivation and planning behavior in teams with strong faultlines.” In preparation for submission.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M.E., Maloney, M. M., Bhappu, A. & Meyer, B.  “The subjective experience of diversity: Examining changes in individuals’ perceived similarity to their team over time.”  Target: Small Group Research.


Zellmer-Bruhn, M., Maloney, B. & Meyer, B. “What gets noticed, and does it matter? Examining diversity salience in teams.” Under preparation.

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