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Department ofManagement & Entrepreneurship

Sackett, Esther

Esther Sackett

Assistant Professor, Management

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Esther Sackett is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Before that she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She received her PhD from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, her MPA from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, and her BA in Anthropology from Ithaca College. Prior to academia, she spent half a decade managing interdisciplinary projects in the healthcare industry.

Her research uses multiple methodologies to investigate the interpersonal dynamics of collaboration and motivation within and across teams. In particular, she examines how the diverse goals of team members – as well as their awareness and experience of that goal diversity – affect coordination, perceptions of coordination, and interpersonal processes at the individual, team, and inter-organizational levels of analysis. Her work, which has been published in Research in Organizational Behavior and Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, is motivated by a desire to improve our understanding of complex collaborative processes.

Last Updated October 2019