Professor Zellmer-Bruhn is a Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Work and Organizations Department of the Carlson School of Management. She received a bachelor's degree in marketing, a master's degree in management, and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She joined the Carlson School of Management in 1999.
Professor Zellmer-Bruhn teaches courses at the Carlson School on the management of teams, organizational behavior, and organizational change. She has received the Carlson School's Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Honor's Faculty teaching awards.
Zellmer-Bruhn's research focuses on teamwork, including the formation and design of teams, the social capital benefits of teamwork in organizations, entrepreneurial teams, knowledge management, and team routines, and cross-cultural teamwork. Her research is published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Group and Organization Management, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Management International Review, Journal of Managerial Issues, and The Journal of Managerial Psychology. Zellmer-Bruhn currently serves as Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. She also serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science and Management International Review, and has previously served on the boards of Journal of International Business and Journal of Management. Zellmer-Bruhn served on the Executive Committee of the College of Organization Science (INFORMS) from 2010 - 2013, a was a past board member of INGROUP.
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