Groups, Organizations, and Networks

Researchers in this area are concerned with decision-making processes, social processes, and the exchange of information within and between groups, organizations, and networks. We study ways that communication processes and systems influence social structures and behaviors in a variety of settings, including multinational/multicultural groups, technologically-mediated teams, computer-supported cooperative work, online forums, networks, and communities. We also examine how the use of tools, affordances, and platforms affect communication, collaboration, participation, and performance in groups, organizations, and networks.

Some examples of recent research include:

  • Use of physical and digital objects among colleagues in global work
  • Cultural differences in cognition, decision making, and communication styles in groups
  • Identities and interaction in intergroup communication
  • Social influence and behavior change in online groups and networks
  • Group and community norms for sharing and interpreting misinformation
  • Encouraging bystander interventions and other prosocial behaviors in online social networks
  • Understanding the effectiveness of support-seeking behaviors and crowd-sourced support in online networks
  • Knowledge and information sharing in groups and organizations
  • The formation, maintenance and functioning of social networks
  • “Citizen science” and public engagement with science and technology

Associated Faculty

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Diane Bailey

Geri Gay Professor of Communication

Department of Communication

Diane Bailey
  • diane.bailey [at] cornell.edu
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Natalie Bazarova

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Natalie Bazarova
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Susan Fussell

Professor

Department of Communication

Professor

Department of Information Science

Susan Fussell
Collaborative Work
Computer-Mediated Communication
Culture
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Neil Lewis, Jr.

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Neil Lewis, Jr.
  • nlewisjr [at] cornell.edu
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Drew Margolin

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Communication

Drew Margolin
  • dm658 [at] cornell.edu
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J. Nathan Matias

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

J. Nathan Matias
  • nathan.matias [at] cornell.edu
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Poppy McLeod

Professor

Department of Communication

Poppy McLeod
Communication Theories
Computer-Mediated Group Work
Group Communication
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Norman Porticella

Research Associate

Department of Communication

Norman Porticella
Andrea Stevenson Won assistant professor.
Andrea Stevenson Won

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Andrea Stevenson Won
Connie Yuan
Y. Connie Yuan

Professor

Department of Communication

Professor

Department of Global Development

Y. Connie Yuan
Organizational communication
Intercultural communication
Knowledge management