Across all my work, I seek to understand occupational and organizational dynamics that affect important outcomes, from whether a nurse ignores or answers a patient call for help in the night to whether a soldier suffering from PTSD receives mental healthcare with the full support of his or her commander.
I specialize in qualitative, ethnographic methodologies (e.g., observation and interviewing). Using these methods, I immerse myself in the social worlds of those I study to develop novel theory by focusing on empirical puzzles discovered during fieldwork which existing organizational theory cannot explain.
PUBLICATIONS AND ACCEPTED PAPERS
DiBenigno, J.M. 2019. Rapid Relationality: How Peripheral Experts Build A Relational Foundation for Influence with Line Managers. Administrative Science Quarterly, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0001839219827006
Best Paper Award at the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research 2017
DiBenigno, J.M. 2017. Anchored Personalization in Managing Goal Conflict between Professional Groups: The Case of U.S. Army Mental Health Care. Administrative Science Quarterly, DOI: 10.1177/0001839217714024.
2017 Grigor McClelland Best Dissertation Award from EGOS
Winner, 2015 INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition
Best Paper Designation at the 2015 Chicago Ethnography Conference
Anteby, M., Chan, C, and J. DiBenigno*. 2016. Three Lenses on Professions and Occupations in Organizations: Becoming, Doing, and Relating. Academy of Management Annals, Volume 10. (*equal authorship)
2017 Academy of Management Annals Best Paper Award
DiBenigno, J.M. and Kellogg, K.C. 2014. Beyond Occupational Differences: The Importance of Cross-Cutting Demographics and Dyadic Toolkits for Collaboration in a US Hospital. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59: 375-408 (Lead Article).
2016 W. Richard Scott Outstanding Paper Award from the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the American Sociological Association
Selected for “ASQ Editor’s Choice Collection” on Group Diversity & Performance
WORKING PAPERS AND WORK IN PROGRESS
DiBenigno, J.M. Occupational Disilluisonment: Professional Identity and Differential Treatment in the Provision of Nursing Care. (Revising manuscript; Second round of data analysis)
Satterstrom, P., Kerrissey, M., and DiBenigno, J.M. Seeding Change in Social Hierarchy: How Low-Power Members Gain Influence on Teams. (Revise and Resubmit at Administrative Science Quarterly)
DiBenigno, J.M. Understanding Organizational Cultures of Silence and Voice: (Not) Speaking Up About Harassment. (Data collection and analysis stage).