Professor Kristin Behfar teaches in the core Leadership and Organizations course
as well as the Leadership Strategies second year elective. Her research focuses
on sustaining high performance teamwork and leading in global organizations. She
has consulted in numerous organizations on team and leadership effectiveness and
worked in the marketing communications field for several years. She is currently
researching conflict management in teams, managing large scale negotiation
teams, how team members manage their team-related frustrations, and how
leadership practices vary around the world.
Her publications have appeared
in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of
Applied Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Organizational
Research Methods, and Small Group Research. She is also the
co-editor of the book entitled "Conflict in Teams: New Directions in Theory and
Prior to coming to Darden, Professor Behfar was a post-doctoral
fellow at the Kellogg School of Management in the Management and Organizations
department and also a faculty member at the University of California, Irvine for
six years. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the S.C. Johnson
Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
- The Three Hour Tour: Team Leadership
and Communication at Electronic Design, Inc.
- The Troubled Team at
Universal Telecom: Managing Process and Personalities
Team Process and Decision Making
First Year Organizational Behavior
- Behfar, K. J.,
Mannix, E. A., Peterson, R. S., & Trochim, W. M. (2011). Conflict in Small
Groups: The Meaning and Consequences of Process Conflict. Small Group
Research, 42(2), 127-176.
- J. Brett, R. Friedman, and K. Behfar
(2009). How to manage your negotiating team: The biggest challenge may lie on
your side of the table. Harvard Business Review. September, pp.
- Behfar, K., R. Peterson, E. Mannix, and W. Trochim (2008). The
critical role of conflict resolution in teams: A close look at the links between
conflict type, conflict management strategies, and team outcomes. Journal of
Applied Psychology, 93 (1), 170-188.
- K. Behfar and L. Thompson
(Eds.) (2007). Conflict in organizational groups: New directions in theory
and practice. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.
Brett, Behfar, K., and M. Kern (2006). Managing multicultural teams.
Harvard Business Review. November, pp. 84-91.
- Peterson, R. and K.
Behfar (2003). The dynamic relationship between performance feedback, trust,
and conflict in groups: A longitudinal study. Organizational Behavior and
Human Decision Processes, 92, 102-112.
- Jackson*, K. and W.
Trochim (2002). Concept mapping as an alternative approach for the analysis of
open-ended survey responses. Organizational Research Methods, 5