PhD, University of Michigan Business School, 2001
MBA, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 1987
BA, University of Michigan, School of Literature, Science & Arts, 1981
Interests and Courses
Professor Coen thinks about why people cooperate in teams and how managers can get them to cooperate more often. She investigates cooperative dynamics within teams, between teams, and how to design teams to elicit productive interdependence.
Organizational Behavior, Teamwork, Research Methods, Complex Systems
Recent Courses and Syllabi
- Organizational Behavior Department Seminar
- Research Methods I
- Leading Organizations (LEAD II)
- Leading Teams
- Research and Theory on Dynamical Behavior in Groups
- Coen, C. A.
In Eric van Dijk, Craig D. Parks and Paul A.M. van Lange (Ed.),
Relative performance and implicit incentives in the intergroup prisoner's dilemma (vol. 120, issue 2, pp. 181-190). New York, NY: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes/Elsevier.
- Coen, C. A., Schnackenberg, A.
In Marks, Michele, Zaccaro, Steven, DeChurch, Leslie (Ed.),
Complex systems methods for studying multi-team systems Arlington, VA: Routledge, Taylor & Francis .
- Millhiser, W., Coen, C. A., Solow, D.
Understanding the role of worker interdependence in team selection (vol. 22, issue 3, pp. 772-787). Organization Science.
- Coen, C. A., Maritan, C. A.
Investing in capabilities: The dynamics of resource allocation (vol. 22, issue 1, pp. 99-117). Organization Science.
- Coen, C. A.
Contrast or assimilation: Comparing simple vs. realistic models (vol. 15, issue 1, pp. 19-25). Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory.
- Coen, C. A.
Seeking the comparative advantage: The dynamics of individual cooperation in single vs. multiple team environments (vol. 100, issue 2, pp. 145-159). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
- Coen, C. A.
Mixing rules: When to cooperate in the multiple team context (vol. 14, issue 4, pp. 423-437). Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory.
- Coen, C. A. (Presenter & Author), Trinh, M. P. (Author Only) The Power of Words, "Aspirations in the Prisoner’s Dilemma: A Computational Simulation of Performance Adaptation ", Academy of Managment, Philadelphia, PA. (2014).
- Schnackenberg, A. (Coordinator/Organizer), Coen, C. A. (Panelist/Discussant) The Power of Words, "Symbolic Management in the 21st Century", Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA. (2014).
- , O. A. (Presenter & Author), Coen, C. A. (Author Only) Capitalism in Question, "Place Attachment: Capturing Causes of Individual Pro-environmental Behaviors in the Workplace", Academy of Managment, Orlando, FL. (2013).
- Coen, C. A. (Presenter & Author) The 26th Annual Conference of IACM, "Aspiration in the Single Team vs. Multiple Team Social Dilemma", International Association for Conflict Managment, Tacoma, WA. (2013).
- Coen, C. A. (Presenter & Author) ESSA 2012 – 8th Conference, "How Competition Mitigates the Social Dilemma", European Social Simulation Association, Salzburg, Austria. (2012).
- Coen, C. A. (Presenter & Author) 2012 INGRoup conference, "Reinforcing cooperation: Decision processes in the intergroup vs. single group prisoner’s dilemma", INGRoup, Chicago, IL. (2012).
- Coen, C. A. (Presenter & Author) West Meets East, the 2011 Academy of Management Conference, "Beyond Aggregation of Variables: Complex Systems Approach to Process in Group-Level Models", Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX. (2011).
Academic and Professional Activities
- Non-tenured faculty observer, Appointments and Promotions Committee, 2013 - 2014
- Editor, Associate Editor, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, New York, NY, 2006 - Present
- Panelist, National Science Foundation, Human and Social Dynamics, 2004
- Emerging Impact Award, Weatherhead School of Management. (2014).
- Outstanding Leadership and Contribution Award, Academy of Management. (2008).
- Positive Influence on Students Graduating in 2003, SUNY at Buffallo. (2005).
- Professional Development Award, United University Professors. (2005).