Dr Rebecca Mitchell
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Newcastle Business School
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Dr Mitchell is published in a number of top-tier international journals with papers accepted for publication in Human Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
Dr Mitchell has won a number of prestigious awards. In 2010, she was awarded Best Paper (Knowledge and Learning) and Outstanding Reviewer (Organisational Psychology) at the British Academy of Management. In 2008, she won the Academy of Management (Organizational Behavior Division) Best Paper (dissertation-based). She was also nominated and shortlisted for a Newman Award, which is the Academy's highest honour for a sole-authored paper based on a dissertation. In the same year she won the Irish Academy of Management Best Paper award. In 2009, Dr Mitchell won a COMPETITIVE FELLOWSHIP from the Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies (University of Newcastle), based on her research contribution.
- PhD, University of Sydney, 2008
- Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 2008
- Master of Business Stud (Management Consultancy), University College, Dublin - Ireland, 2000
- Graduate Diploma of Psychology, University of Tasmania, 1989
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Tasmania, 1988
- Cross-functional, cross-cultural and interprofessional teams
- Innovation and knowledge creation
- Multinational Enterprise Management (Top Management Teams)
- Networks and clusters
- Teams and Teamworking
- Wine Industry Clusters
Research Areas of Expertise:
Teams and teamwork - particularly focusing on the role of diverse composition, team dynamics, team processes and leadership.
Healthcare teams and interprofessional collaboration.
Multinational organisations, top management teams and strategic change.
Industrial clusters - particularly focusing on wine industry clusters.
Quantitative Methods including regression analysis, structural equation modelling.
Qualitative Methods including interviews and focus groups.
Dr Mitchell's primary research interests include:
Teams and Teamworking: Exploration of factors contributing to effectiveness and innovation in teams and teamworking. Particularly focused on the impact of diverse composition (multidisciplinary, cross-cultural and interprofessional teams), 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.
Multinational Enterprise Management: Exploration of top management teams effects in subsidiaries and broader management influences on subsidiary success, particularly in emerging economies.
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
I convene, chair and/or work as a member of a number of University, Faculty and School committees and boards.
- Organisational Behaviour
- Organisational Change Management
I teach Management and Organisational Behaviour, and Managing Organisational Change. I have also taught in the areas of Corporate Strategy and Management Principles.