- Ph.D., London Business School, Organisational Behaviour
- M.B.A., Missouri State University
- B.S., Missouri State University
Amanda Ferguson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at NIU. She earned her Ph.D. in Organisational Behaviour at London Business School (2012). Her research focuses on the role of team composition and team processes on team effectiveness. Dr. Ferguson’s work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal and Human Resource Management Review. Prior to studying at London Business School, Dr. Ferguson worked as a Senior Sales Representative at Eli Lilly and Company in St. Louis and earned her B.S./M.B.A. degrees at Missouri State University.
- Organizational Behavior
- Things are not always what they seem: The origins and evolution of intragroup conflict. Administrative Science Quarterly (2021). 66: 426-474.
- The effects of cohesion and structural position on the top management team boundary spanning-firm performance relationship. Group and Organization Management (2019). 44: 1099-1135.
- Winner of a 2019 Outstanding Article Award by the Group and Organization Management Editorial Team.
- Finding the ‘I’ in ‘Team’: The role of groups in an individual’s pursuit of calling. Journal of Vocational Behavior (2019). 114: 88-99.
- Misfit and milestones: Structural elaboration and capability reinforcement in the evolution of entrepreneurial top management teams. Academy of Management Journal (2016). 54: 1430-1450.
- Sinking slowly: Diversity in propensity to trust predicts downward trust spirals in small groups. Journal of Applied Psychology (2015). 100: 1012-1024.