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Biography

Dr Mitchell was awarded her PhD in 2008 from the University of Sydney. Her research interests lie in the area of organisational behaviour, including team dynamics, leadership and social identity in organizations. As an early career researcher, Rebecca has had articles accepted for publication in internationally recognised journals including Human Resource Management (US) (ABDC A*), Human Relations (ABDC A*), Journal of Business Research (ABDC A), Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (ABDC A), International Journal of Human Resource Management (ABDC A), Small Group Research (ABDC A) and Journal of Knowledge Management (ABDC A). She has also published in healthcare management, with articles accepted for publication in Health Care Management Review (ABDC A), Journal of Advanced Nursing (ERA A*) and International Journal of Nursing Studies (ERA A*). Overall, Rebecca’s research projects in organizational behaviour have generated over 20 international peer-reviewed journal publications over the past 5 years, ten of which are ranked A or A* (Australian Business Deans Council, UK ABS or ERA 2010 list). She has presented more than 30 papers at international conferences including the US and British Academy of Management and is a professional member of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology and the US Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Rebecca works with a number of national and international collaborators. She works closely with Hunter New England Health and has a strong connection with the Royal College of Surgeons Institute of Leadership in Ireland. Reflecting the quality of the publications that Rebecca has produced, her academic manuscripts on organisational behaviour and health services management have been recognised internationally, through high-level awards. In 2012, she won the Irish Academy of Management Best Paper Award in International Business as well as the overall Best Paper. In the same year, she won the British Academy of Management Best Paper Award in Organisational Psychology. She was finalist for the US Academy of Management’s Newman Award in 2008, which is the Academy’s highest honour for a sole-authored paper based on a dissertation. In 2008, she also won the US Academy of Management Best Paper Award in Organizational Behaviour and the Irish Academy of Management Best Paper Award. In 2009, Rebecca was awarded the Best Paper Award in Knowledge and Learning from the British Academy of Management, and received the Outstanding Reviewer Award in Organizational Psychology. In 2011, Rebecca was awarded the Irish Academy of Management Best Paper Award. This provides strong evidence of the international value of Dr Mitchell’s research outputs and recognition of research excellence. Rebecca has successfully supervised a number of doctoral students to completion. Many of her students have published in top-tiered journals, indicating the effectiveness of her supervisory approach. Academic Distinctions and Awards • Irish Academy of Management Overall Best Paper Award 2011 • British Academy of Management Best Paper Award 2010 • British Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer Award 2010 • Academy of Management Newman Award Finalist 2008 • Academy of Management Best Paper Award 2008 (Organizational Behavior Division). • Irish Academy of Management Overall Best Paper Award 2008 • Asia Pacific Management Conference Distinguished Paper Award 2007 In addition to her academic experience, Dr Mitchell's worked in the Australian and Irish public sector, as a senior policy advisor. She has worked as State representative on several Council of Australian Government (COAG) working parties and has developed health, community and social services policy at a state and national level. She also worked as State representative on the Council of Australian Government’s Working Group on Health Reform. This provides sound evidence of her ability to understanding issues of significant national importance, particularly in healthcare, and the capacity to undertake research that spans bridges academic research with policy and practice.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney, 23/05/2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Tasmania, 16/04/1988
  • Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 12/12/2008
  • Master of Business Stud (Management Consultancy), University College, Dublin - Ireland, 08/11/2000
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology, University of Tasmania, 03/04/1989

Research

Research keywords

  • Leadership
  • Teams and Teamworking

Research expertise

Research Areas of Expertise:

Teams and teamwork;

Diversity (team);

Team dynamics;

Team processes;

Leadership;

Social Identity Theory;

Healthcare teams;

Interprofessional collaboration;

Top management teams;

Wine industry clusters.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150311Organisational Behaviour100

Collaboration

Dr Mitchell's primary research interests include:

Teams and Leadership: Particularly focused on the impact of diverse composition (multidisciplinary, cross-cultural and interprofessional teams), team leadership, team climate and team dynamics.

Clusters: Investigation of industrial clusters, particularly knowledge flow and innovation in clusters. Investigation of intra- and extra-cluster dynamics with a focus on wine industry clusters.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I convene, chair and/or work as a member of a number of University, Faculty and School committees and boards.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Management
  • Organisational Behaviour

Teaching expertise

I teach Management and Organisational Behaviour, and Managing Organisational Change. I have also taught in the areas of Corporate Strategy and Management Principles.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Mitchell RJ, Parker VT, Giles M, 'When do interprofessional teams succeed? Investigating the moderating roles of team and professional identity in interprofessional effectiveness', Human Relations, 64 1321-1343 (2011) [C1]
2012Mitchell RJ, Parker V, Giles M, 'Open-mindedness in diverse team performance: Investigating a three-way interaction', International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23 3652-3672 (2012) [C1]
2012Mitchell RJ, Parker V, Giles M, Joyce P, Chiang V, 'Perceived value congruence and team innovation', Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85 626-648 (2012) [C1]
2014Mitchell RJ, Boyle B, Burgess J, McNeil K, '¿You Can't Make a Good Wine without a Few Beers¿: Gatekeepers and knowledge flow in industrial districts', Journal of Business Research, 67 2198-2206 (2014) [C1]
2013Mitchell RJ, Obeidat S, Bray M, 'The Effect of Strategic Human Resource Management on Organizational Performance:The Mediating Role of High-Performance Human Resource Practices', Human Resource Management, 52 899-921 (2013) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

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2008Mitchell RJ, Nicholas SJ, Boyle BP, 'Cross-cultural team performance', Innovation in Management Practices, Macmillan Publishers India, New Delhi, India 281-289 (2008) [B1]

Journal article (27 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Mitchell RJ, Boyle B, Burgess J, McNeil K, '¿You Can't Make a Good Wine without a Few Beers¿: Gatekeepers and knowledge flow in industrial districts', Journal of Business Research, 67 2198-2206 (2014) [C1]
2014McNeil K, Mitchell R, Parker V, 'The paradoxical effects of workforce shortages on rural interprofessional practice', Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, Accepted 13 February 2014 (2014)
2014Mitchell RJ, Boyle B, Parker V, Giles M, Joyce P, 'Transformation through tension: The moderating impact of negative affect on transformational leadership in teams', Human Relations, 1-28 (2014)
2014Mitchell R, Parker V, Giles M, Boyle B, 'The ABC of health care team dynamics: understanding complex affective, behavioral, and cognitive dynamics in interprofessional teams.', Health Care Manage Rev, 39 1-9 (2014)
2013McNeil K, Mitchell R, Parker V, 'Interprofessional Practice and Professional Identity Threat', Health Sociology Review, 22 291-307 (2013) [C1]
2013O'Brien R, Byrne N, Mitchell R, Ferguson A, 'Rural speech-language pathologists' perceptions of working with allied health assistants', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15 613-622 (2013) [C1]
2013Mitchell RJ, Obeidat S, Bray M, 'The Effect of Strategic Human Resource Management on Organizational Performance:The Mediating Role of High-Performance Human Resource Practices', Human Resource Management, 52 899-921 (2013) [C1]
2013Mitchell RJ, Parker V, Giles M, 'An interprofessional team approach to tracheostomy care: A mixed-method investigation into the mechanisms explaining tracheostomy team effectiveness', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50 536-542 (2013) [C1]
2013Mcintyre J, Mitchell RJ, Boyle B, Ryan S, Ryan S, 'We Used to Get and Give a Lot of Help: Networking, Cooperation and Knowledge Flow in the Hunter Valley Wine Cluster', Australian Economic History Review: an Asia-Pacific journal of economic, business and social history, 53 247-267 (2013) [C1]
2013Parker V, McNeil K, Higgins I, Mitchell R, Paliadelis P, Giles M, Parmenter G, 'How health professionals conceive and construct interprofessional practice in rural settings: a qualitative study', BMC Health Services Research, 13 5 (2013) [C1]
2013Mitchell R, Mcneil K, Paliadelis P, Parker V, Parmenter G, Giles M, et al., 'Effective interprofessional collaboration in rural contexts: A research protocol', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69 2317-2326 (2013) [C3]
2013Mitchell R, Parker V, Giles M, Boyle B, 'The ABC of health care team dynamics: Understanding complex affective, behavioral, and cognitive dynamics in interprofessional teams.', Health Care Manage Rev, (2013)
2013Mitchell RJ, Boyle B, Parker V, Giles M, Joyce P, 'Managing Inclusiveness and Diversity in Teams: How Leader Inclusiveness Affects Performance through Status and Team Identity', Human Resource Management (US), 0-0 (2013)
2012Mitchell RJ, Parker V, Giles M, Joyce P, Chiang V, 'Perceived value congruence and team innovation', Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85 626-648 (2012) [C1]
2012Mitchell RJ, Parker V, Giles M, 'Open-mindedness in diverse team performance: Investigating a three-way interaction', International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23 3652-3672 (2012) [C1]
2012Boyle BP, McDonnell A, Mitchell RJ, Nicholas SJ, 'Managing knowledge in internationalizing universities through foreign assignments', International Journal of Educational Management, 26 303-312 (2012) [C1]
2012Boyle BP, Nicholas SJ, Mitchell RJ, 'Sharing and developing knowledge of organization culture during international assignments', International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 12 361-378 (2012) [C1]
2011Mitchell RJ, Boyle BP, Nicholas SJ, 'Cross-cultural group performance', Learning Organization, 18 94-101 (2011) [C1]
2011Mitchell RJ, Parker VT, Giles M, 'When do interprofessional teams succeed? Investigating the moderating roles of team and professional identity in interprofessional effectiveness', Human Relations, 64 1321-1343 (2011) [C1]
2010Mitchell RJ, Boyle BP, 'Knowledge creation measurement methods', Journal of Knowledge Management, 14 67-82 (2010) [C1]
2010Mitchell RJ, Parker V, Giles M, White N, 'Toward realizing the potential of diversity in composition of interprofessional health care teams an examination of the cognitive and psychosocial dynamics of interprofessional collaboration', Medical Care Research and Review, 67 3-26 (2010) [C1]
2010Mitchell RJ, Burgess KJ, Waterhouse JM, 'Proximity and knowledge sharing in clustered firms', International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, 4 5-24 (2010) [C1]
2010Tse HHM, Mitchell RJ, 'A theoretical model of transformational leadership and knowledge creation: The role of open-mindedness norms and leader-member exchange', Journal of Management & Organization, 16 83-99 (2010) [C1]
2009Mitchell RJ, Nicholas SJ, Boyle BP, 'The role of openness to cognitive diversity and group processes in knowledge creation', Small Group Research, 40 535-554 (2009) [C1]
2009Mitchell RJ, Boyle BP, 'A theoretical model of transformational leadership's role in diverse teams', Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 30 455-474 (2009) [C1]
2009Mitchell RJ, Boyle BP, Nicholas SJ, 'The impact of goal structure in team knowledge creation', Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 12 639-651 (2009) [C1]
2006Mitchell R, Nicholas S, 'Knowledge creation through boundary spanning', Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 4 310-318 (2006) [C1]
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Conference (28 outputs)

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2011Mitchell RJ, Boyle BP, Maitland E, Nicholas SJ, Zhao S, 'How subsidiary top management teams influence strategic change and organizational performance in transition economies', Enterprise Management in a Transitional Economy and Post Financial Crisis, Nanjing (2011) [E1]
2011Boyle BP, Mitchell RJ, 'When is feedback helpful to student learning?', 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, Wellington, NZ (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Brendan Boyle

2011Mitchell RJ, Parker VT, Giles M, 'Who am I? And how do I feel? Understanding interprofessional team performance through social identity and mood', 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, Wellington, NZ (2011) [E3]
2010Boyle BP, Nicholas SJ, Mitchell RJ, 'Expatriate assignments and the value of idiosyncratic knowledge', Managing Business Organizations, Knowledge and the External Environment, Ghaziabad, India (2010) [E1]
2010Mitchell RJ, Meacheam DW, 'Knowledge worker control: Understanding via Principal and Agent theory', Data and Information Management, Ghaziabad, India (2010) [E1]
2010Mitchell RJ, Nicholas SJ, Boyle BP, 'Transactive memory in teams: How does it work?', Trends and Techniques in ICT, Ghaziabad, India (2010) [E1]
2010Obeidat SM, Bray MD, Mitchell RJ, 'The relationship between high performance human resource practices and organisation performance: Electronic-HRM as a moderator', The 10th Annual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference Proceedings Part II, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Mark Bray

2010Parker VT, Mitchell RJ, Giles M, 'Interprofessional practice: possibility or pipedream', International Journal of Qualitative Methods: Qualitative Health Research Conference Abstracts, Vancouver, BC (2010) [E3]
2009Boyle BP, Ryan SF, Mitchell RJ, 'A micro-approach to understanding macro-differences: Exploring common values and industry culture in 'old' and 'new' world wine regions', 'The Business of Wine': The Inaugural Wine Business Research Symposium: Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: Brendan Boyle

2009Boyle BP, Nicholas SJ, Mitchell RJ, 'Developing knowledge of organisational culture in multinational enterprises', ANZAM: 23rd ANZAM Conference: Sustainability, Management and Marketing, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E1]
2009Henderson LA, Waterhouse JM, Mitchell RJ, Burgess KJ, 'Key features of the Hunter Valley wine cluster', 'The Business of Wine': The Inaugural Wine Business Research Symposium: Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009Mitchell RJ, Boyle BP, Waterhouse JM, McNeil KA, Burgess KJ, 'Institutional thickness and inter-organisational collaboration in clusters', 'The Business of Wine': The Inaugural Wine Business Research Symposium: Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009Mitchell RJ, Burgess KJ, Waterhouse JM, McNeil KA, 'Knowledge flow in clustered SMES: Technological specialists as knowledge gatekeepers', Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBD): The Second Research Symposium: Program, Dubai (2009) [E3]
2009Mitchell RJ, Parker VT, Giles M, 'Bridging professional boundaries through superordinate identity and transformational leadership', CIOS: Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies Inaugural Conference Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Mitchell RJ, Burgess KJ, Waterhouse JM, Boyle BP, McNeil KA, 'Institutional thickness and inter-organisational clusters', CIOS: Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies Inaugural Conference Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008Mitchell RJ, Boyle BP, 'Explaining diversity's impact on team performance: The ABC of diverse teams', 22nd ANZAM Conference 2008: Managing in the Pacific Century, Auckland, NZ (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Brendan Boyle

2008Boyle BP, Nicholas SJ, Mitchell RJ, 'Expatriation research through the knowledge lens: The value of focusing on the idiosyncratic', 22nd ANZAM Conference 2008: Managing in the Pacific Century, Auckland, NZ (2008) [E1]
2007Boyle B, Nicholas SJ, Mitchell RJ, 'Leveraging intellectual and social capital within multinational companies (MNCs) through expatriate assignments', 21st ANZAM Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Nicholas

2007Boyle B, Nicholas SJ, Mitchell RJ, 'Foreign assignments and knowledge flows in multinational enterprises', ANZIBA Conference 2007: Institutions and Organisations in an International Context. Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Nicholas

2007Mitchell RJ, Boyle BP, 'Knowledge creation definition and measurement', 21st ANZAM Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Brendan Boyle

2007Tse HMH, Mitchell RJ, 'Understanding the process of leadership and knowledge creation: The roles of open-mindedness norms and leader-member exchange', 21st ANZAM Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2007Boyle B, Mitchell RJ, Nicholas SJ, 'Sharing knowledge of interpersonal networks during foreign assignments and knowledge flows in multinational enterprises', AIB 2007 Annual Meeting. Conference Proceedings, Indianapolis, Indiana (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Nicholas

2007Mitchell RJ, Nicholas SJ, Boyle BP, 'The impact of cognitive conflict on team performance', 13th Asian Pacific Management Conference. Proceedings, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Mitchell R, Nicholas S, 'Knowledge creation in groups: The value of cognitive diversity, transactive memory, and openmindedness norms.', Electronic Journal od Knowledge Management, Limerick. Ireland (2007) [E1]
2007Mitchell RJ, Nicholas SJ, Boyle BP, 'Goal compatibility in knowledge creation', 13th Asian Pacific Management Conference. Proceedings, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Mitchell RJ, Nicholas SJ, Boyle B, 'Individual learning in organizational groups: an alternate view of group performance', The Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA. (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Nicholas

2007Mitchell RJ, Nicholas SJ, 'When are two heads better than one?: How cognitive heterogeneity explains the impact of demographic diversity in teams', The Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA. (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Nicholas

2007Boyle B, Nicholas SJ, Mitchell RJ, 'Human resources and the knowledge-centred strategy literature: A strategic theoretical frame for the study of foreign assignments in multinational enterprises', ANZIBA Conference 2007: Institutions and Organisations in an International Context. Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Nicholas

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$51,406

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2012 (1 grants)

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell
SchemeRole
Emerging Research Leaders ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1201145

2010 (1 grants)

Factors Influencing Regional Performance - Wine Clusters $10,379
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Brendan Boyle, Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell, Doctor Shaun Ryan
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,37920102010
GNo:G1000701

2008 (2 grants)

Inter-professional Team Innovation and Effectiveness$17,627
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell, Ms Nadine White, Ms Vicki Parkes
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,62720082008
GNo:G0189087

Academy of Management Meeting 2008, Anaheim California USA, 18/8/2008 - 23/8/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189047

2007 (2 grants)

Interprofessional Research$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020072007
GNo:G0188031

Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia USA, 3/8/2007 - 8/8/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187779
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.05

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorThe Impact of Leadership Development on Organisational Performance: A Case Study in Chinese Private Companies from the Social Constructivist Approach
20132017PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorThe Role of Inclusive Leadership and Authentic Leadership and Employees' Value Congruence of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour, Counterproductive Work Behaviour and Team Performance
20132021PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorWhat are the Impacts and Value of Coaching as a Leader Development Intervention?
20112015PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorThe Role of Professional Identity within Interprofessional Health Care Teams
20112015PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorI Can, I Love to, and I Will do: the Career Choice Intentions of Thai People who Have Been Incarcerated for Drug Trafficking Offences
20112015PhD (Accounting & Finance)Co-SupervisorGender Diversity on Australian Corporate Boards
20112017PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorRural Speech Pathologists' Perceptions of Working with Allied Health Assistants

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorPredicting the Intention of Top Managers in Bangladesh to Appoint Women to Senior Management Positions: An Examination and Extension of the Theory of Planned Behaviour
2011PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorThe Relationship between High Performance Human Resource Practices and Organisational Performance in the Jordanian Industrial and Financial Sectors
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Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell

Work Phone(02) 4921 6828
Fax(02) 4921 6911
Email
PositionsAssociate Professor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
DBA Supervisor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaManagement and Organisational Studies
Office
SRS140,
Social Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/rebecca-mitchell