Gergana  Todorova

Gergana Todorova

Assistant Professor, Management


Gergana Todorova is an assistant professor in the department of management at the University of Miami Business School. She received her PhD in organizational behavior from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research examines group dynamics with a focus on group conflict, group cognition, and creativity. Her research is published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Academy of Management Annals, Negotiations and Conflict Management Research, and Small Groups Research. Gergana Todorova currently serves on the editorial board of Small Groups Research.

Research Interests

Group dynamics; group conflict; group cognition; and creativity

Featured Publications

  • Weingart, L. R., Behfar, K. J., Bendersky, C., Todorova, G., & Jehn, K. A. (2015). The directness and oppositional intensity of conflict expression. Academy of Management Review, 40(2), 235-262.

    Todorova, G., Bear, J., & Weingart, L. (2014). Can conflict be energizing? A study of task conflict, positive emotions, and job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99: 451-467.

    Todorova, G., Brake, M., & Weingart, L.R. 2011. Task conflict and idea sharing in interdisciplinary research labs: Diversity salience matters. Academy of Management Proceedings, August 1, 2008, 2008:1 1-6; doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2008.33662047

    Cronin, M., Weingart, L., & Todorova, G. 2011. Dynamics in groups: Are we there yet? Academy of Management Annals, 5: 571-612.

    Weingart, L.R., Todorova, G., & Cronin, M.A. 2010. Task conflict, problem solving, and yielding: Effects on team cognition and performance in functionally diverse innovation teams. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (special issue on Asymmetry in Conflict), 3: 312-337. *Best Published Paper in Negotiations and Conflict Management Research for 2010

    Gino, F., Argote, L., Miron-Spektor, E., & Todorova, G. 2010. First, get your feet wet: The effects of learning from direct and indirect experience on team creativity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 111: 93-101.

    Weingart, L., Todorova, G., & Cronin, M. 2008. Representational gaps, team integration, and team creativity: The mediating role of conflict and coordination. Academy of Management Proceedings, January 2011, 2011:1 1-7; doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2011.65869632

    Todorova, G., Argote, L., & Reagans, R. 2008. Working alone or together? Individual motivation, group identification and the development of transactive memory systems. A d f M t P di A t 1 2008 2008 1 1 6


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Strategy and Corporate Policy, Bocconi University (Italy), 2005
  • MBA, Management, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), 1997
  • B.A., University of National and World Economics (Bulgaria), 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference, 2014, 2013, 2011
  • Best Published Paper in Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 2011
  • Research Fellowship, Donalf H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, 2009 - 2010
  • Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference, 2003
Gergana  Todorova


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