My research focuses on group formation, particularly in the context of new venture teams. To answer questions about what factors impact group formation, I employ a variety of methods including archival data, field research, qualitative methods, and experimental designs.
Gray, S. M., Bunderson, J. S., Van der Vegt, G., Rink, F., & Gedik, Y. (forthcoming). Leveraging knowledge diversity in hierarchically differentiated teams: The critical role of hierarchy stability. Academy of Management Journal.
Gray, S. M., Bunderson, J. S., Boumgarden, P., & Bechara, J. P. (2019). Engineering interaction: Structural change, locus of identification, and the formation and maintenance of cross-unit ties, Personnel Psychology, 72, 599-622.
Gray, S. M., Sackett, E, & Howell, T. “New venture team formation.” under review
Gray, S. M. “Knowledge diversity during new venture team formation” under review.
Gray, S. M., Boumgarden, P., Ranganathan, R., & Huang, L. “Newcomer attraction to hierarchical groups” under review
Gray, S. M., Milovac, M. Playing the Part: Strategic concealment of functional titles in mixed gender founder teams.
Janardhanan, N., Zhang, S., Yuxin, & Gray, S. M. “Identity dynamics in startup teams.” under review