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Brandi M. Pearce

Team Performance & Research
(510) 642-2595
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: by appointment, F502
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Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Organizational Behavior
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, Business Economics

Positions Held

At Haas since 2012

2013-present, Lecturer, Management of Organizations

2012- present, Director, Director of Team Performance & Research (Teams@Haas), Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

External Service and Assignments

  • Ad hoc reviewer for Organization Science, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, & Practice, California Management Review
  • AOM Program Chair, 2017, Information Sharing and Leadership in Multiteam and Networked Organizations
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, INGroup

Current Research and Interests

  • Collaborative Dynamics of Boundary-Spanners in Global Inter-Organizational Arrangements
  • Place Identity, Open Office Space, and Collaborative Work
  • Transfer of Collaborative Innovation Practices in Global Organizations

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Pearce, B.M. (2017) At the Interface of the Firm: Alliance Context & Boundary Spanner Collaborative Dynamics. Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.
  • Pearce, B.M., Hinds, P., Altman, H. Thomason, B., Varlander, S., Li, K. (2016). What Happened to My Office?  The Role of Place Identity in Collaborative Work.  Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA (pdf link).  
  • Hinds, P., Pearce, B.M., Mortensen M., Altman, H. Mell, J., Van der Kamp, M. (2016). Methodological Challenges in the Empirical Investigation of Amorphous Teams. INGRoup Helsinki, Finland.
  • Varlander, S., Hinds, P., Thomason, B., Pearce, B., Altman, H. (2015).  Enacting a Constellation of Logics:  How Employees Recontextualize Practices in a Global Organization.  Academy of Management Discoveries (pdf link).
  • Thomason, B., Hinds, P. Pearce, B.M., Varlander, S. (2014).  Understanding the Dynamics of Global Teams.  Presented at Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.  Nominated Emerald Best International Symposium.
  • Espinosa, J.A., Cummings, J.N., Wilson, J.M., Pearce, B.M. (2003). Team Boundary Issues Across Multiple Global Firms. Journal of Management Information Systems, 19, 159-192 (pdf link).



  • Leading Global Groups & Teams (UGBA157-001 & MBA257-2A)
  • PFPS: Leading Through Innovative Thinking & Collaboration

Honors and Awards

  • Nominee – Emerald Best International Symposium Award Academy of Management, 2014
  • Nominee – Emerald Best International Symposium Award Academy of Management, 2013
  • Nominee – Best Paper Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, 2002
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship. Grant # DGE-9354995, “Groups, Technology and Organizational Effectiveness.”
  • Alpha Lambda Delta – National Scholastic Honor Society, top 20% of freshman class

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