PhD Defence Brian Doornenbal

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BRIAN DOORNENBAL
Organisational Behaviour

Dissertation title
The impact of status hierarchy on individual behavior and team processes

Date and location
January 7, 2021 at 13:45 in an online session
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The impact of status hierarchy on individual behavior and team processes
Doornenbal, BrianA vital feature in human social groups is status hierarchy – that is, vertical differences between team members in the esteem, prestige, and respect that these receive. This dissertation examines the impact of status hierarchy on individual behavior and team processes. Across six chapters, this dissertation demonstrates the consequences of the choice of the conceptualization and measurement of hierarchy, shows how the influence of status hierarchy varies across functional group processes, and explains when upward status-based deference occurs.

About the author
Brian M. Doornenbal (1987) has conducted his Ph.D. studies at the School of Business and Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Prior to his Ph.D. project, Brian obtained his Master of Science degree in Business Administration from RSM Erasmus University. His research interests include social hierarchies, teamwork, personality, machine learning, and leadership. Brian presented his work at several international conferences, including Academy of Management, EAWOP, and INGroup. His research has been published in The Leadership Quarterly.