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Lindred Greer

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Lindred Greer

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)
PhD, Social and Organizational Psychology, Leiden University
BS, Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Lindred Greer is a core faculty member for the Conflict and Polarization initiative. Her research focuses on teams and small groups. In her primary line of research, she examines how team power structures and power dynamics impact team performance, particularly in early stage start-ups. She extends theory and research from social psychology on power to the study of teams, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. Her work has shown that power differences within and between teams are key determinants of team effectiveness.

Work related to the Conflict and Polarization initiative:

  • De Dreu, C.K.W., Greer, L.L., Handgraaf, M.J., van Kleef, G.A., & Shalvi, S. (2011). Oxytocin promotes human ethnocentrismProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences108, 1262-1266
  • Saygi, O., Greer, L.L., Van Kleef, G.A., & De Dreu, C.K.W. (2014). Too little too late? Effects of outgroup negotiation concession making 
  • Saygi, O., Greer, L.L., Van Kleef, G.A., & De Dreu, C.K.W. (2015). Bounded benefits of representative cooperativeness in intergroup negotiations. Group Decision and Negotiation24, 993-1014
  • Jehn, K.A., Rispens, S., Jonsen, K. & Greer, L.L. (2013). Conflict contagion: A temporal perspective on the development of conflict within teams. International Journal of Conflict Management, 24(4), 352-373
  • Greer, L. L. (2014). Power and conflict in teams. In N. M. Ashkanasy, O. B. Ayoko, & K. A. Jehn (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Conflict Management, 93-108. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Edgar Publishing
  • Jehn, K.A., & Greer, L.L. (2012). Diversity as disagreement: The role of intra-group conflict. In Q. M. Roberson (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work, pp. 179-191. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
  • Jehn, K.A., Greer, L.L., & Rupert, J. (2008). Diversity and conflict. In A. Brief (Ed.), Diversity at Work, pp. 166-219. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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