Recent Papers (Jonathon N. Cummings) (sort by citations) (google scholar - 15,708 citations)

Cummings, J. N. (2004). Work groups, structural diversity, and knowledge sharing in a global organization. Management Science, 50(3), 352-364. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 2502 citations)

Cummings, J. N. (2007). Leading groups from a distance: How to mitigate consequences of geographic dispersion. In S. Weisband (Ed.) Leadership at a Distance: Research in Technologically-Supported Work (pp. 33-50). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 91 citations)

Cummings, J. N. (2011). Geography is alive and well in virtual teams. Communications of the ACM, 54(8), 24-26. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 54 citations)

Cummings, J.N., Butler, B., & Kraut, R. (2002). The quality of online social relationships. Communications of the ACM, 47(7), 103-108. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 903 citations)

Cummings, J. N., & Cross, R. (2003). Structural properties of work groups and their consequences for performance. Social Networks, 25(3), 197-210. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 688 citations)

Cummings, J. N., Espinosa, J. A., & Pickering, C. K. (2009). Crossing spatial and temporal boundaries in globally distributed projects: A relational model of coordination delay. Information Systems Research, 30(3), 420-439. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 258 citations)

Cummings, J. N., Finholt, T., Foster, I., Kesselman, C., & Lawrence, K. (2008). Beyond being there: A blueprint for advancing the design, development and evaluation of virtual organizations. A report from the NSF Workshop to Identify Research, Infrastructure and Organizational Needs to Accelerate Collaboration in Science and Engineering.. In Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation. (pp. 1-58). (report authors listed alphabetically). (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 89 citations)

Cummings, J. N., & Haas, M. R. (2012). So many teams, so little time: Time allocation matters in geographically dispersed teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33(3), 316-341. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 196 citations)

Cummings, J. N., & Higgins, M. (2006). Relational instability at the network core: Support dynamics in career developmental networks. Social Networks, 28(1), 38-55. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 107 citations)

Cummings, J. N., & Kiesler, S. (2005). Collaborative research across disciplinary and organizational boundaries. Social Studies of Science, 35(5), 703-722. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 960 citations)

Cummings, J. N., & Kiesler, S. (2007). Coordination costs and project outcomes in multi-university collaborations. Research Policy, 36(10), 1620-1634. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 448 citations) Nature News Feature

Cummings, J. N., & Kiesler, S. (2008). Who collaborates successfully? Prior experience reduces collaboration barriers in distributed interdisciplinary research. Proceedings of the ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, (November 10-12), San Diego, CA. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 228 citations) Nature News Feature

Cummings, J. N. & Kiesler, S. (2014). Organization theory and the changing nature of science. Journal of Organization Design, 3(3), . (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 48 citations)

Cummings, J. N., Kiesler, S., Zadeh, R., & Balakrishnan, A. (2013). Group heterogeneity increases the risks of large group size: A longitudinal study of productivity in research groups. Psychological Science, 24(6), 880-890. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 133 citations)

Cummings, J. N., Lee. J., & Kraut, R. (2006). Communication technology and friendship: The transition from high school to college. In R. Kraut, M. Brynin, & S. Kiesler (Eds.) Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating information technology (pp. 265-278). Oxford University Press. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 246 citations)

Cummings, J. N. & Pletcher, C. (2011). Why project networks beat project teams. MIT Sloan Management Review, 52(3), 75-80. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 23 citations)

Cummings, J. N., & Kraut, R. (2002). Domesticating computers and the Internet. Information Society, 18(3), 221-232. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 169 citations)

Cummings, J. N., Sproull, L., & Kiesler, S. (2002). Beyond Hearing: Where real world and online support meet. Group Dynamics, 6(1), 78-88. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 327 citations)

Balakrishnan, A. D., Kiesler, S., Cummings, J. N., & Zadeh, R. (2011). Research team integration: What it is and why it matters. Proceedings of the ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, (March 19-23), Hangzhou, China. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 33 citations)

Carton, A. M., & Cummings, J. N. (2012). A theory of subgroups in work teams. Academy of Management Review, 37(3), 441-470. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 458 citations)

Carton, A. M., & Cummings, J. N. (2013). The impact of subgroup type and subgroup configurational properties on work team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98(5), 732-758. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 131 citations)

Cross, R., & Cummings, J. N. (2004). Tie and network correlates of individual performance in knowledge intensive work. Academy of Management Journal, 47(6), 928-937. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 1287 citations)

Espinosa, J. A., Cummings, J. N., & Pickering, C. K. (2012). Time separation, coordination, and performance in technical teams. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 59(1), 91-103. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 102 citations)

Espinosa, A., Cummings, J. N., Wilson, J., & Pearce, B. (2003). Team boundary issues across multiple global firms. Journal of Management Information Systems, 19(4), 159-192. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 344 citations)

Fichman, M., & Cummings, J. N. (2003). Multiple imputation for missing data: Making the most of what you know. Organizational Research Methods, 6(3), 282-308. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 342 citations)

Haas, M. R. & Cummings, J. N. (2015). Barriers to knowledge seeking within MNC teams: Which differences matter most?. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(1), 36-62. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 104 citations)

Huang, S., & Cummings, J. N. (2011). When critical knowledge is most critical: Centralization in knowledge-intensive teams. Small Group Research, 42(6), 669-699. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 78 citations)

Kiesler, S., & Cummings, J. N. (2002). What do we know about proximity in work groups? A legacy of research on physical distance. In P. Hinds & S. Kiesler (Eds.) Distributed Work (pp. 57-80). MIT Press. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 680 citations)

Kraut, R., Kiesler, S., Boneva, B., Cummings, J. N., Helgeson, V., & Crawford, A. (2002). The Internet paradox revisited. Journal of Social Issues, 58(1), 49-74. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 3514 citations)

National Research Council (2015). Enhancing the effectiveness of team science. In Cooke, N. Hilton, M., et al. (pp. 1-245). The National Academies Press: Washington, DC. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 328 citations)

O'Leary, M., & Cummings, J. N. (2007). The spatial, temporal, and configurational characteristics of geographic dispersion in work teams. MIS Quarterly, 31(3), 433-452. (abstract) (request paper via email) (google scholar - 819 citations)

Sackett, E., & Cummings, J. N. (2018). When team members perceive task interdependence differently: Exploring centrality asymmetry and team success. Group Dynamics, 22(1), 16-31. (abstract) (request paper via email)

Stephens, B., & Cummings, J. N. (2021). Knowledge creation through collaboration: The role of shared institutional affiliations and physical proximity. JASIST, 72(11), 1337-1353. (abstract) (request paper via email)


Cummings, J. N. (2018). Science Policy Research Report: Funding Team Science. The writing of this report was supported by an award from the National Science Foundation (SciSIP #1735701).


Cummings, J. N. (2001-2018). NetVis Module: Dynamic visualization of social networks. Available online at (7370 registered users)