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Cramton, Catherine D.

Academic Unit:Management
Position:Associate Professor
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 218
Office Hours:by appointment
Research Interests:
  • Cultural differences in coordination practices, particularly in engineering contexts
  • Cross-cultural adaptation in global teams
  • Cultural differences in meeting processes
  • Language issues in global teams
  • Information sharing and attribution in global teams
  • PhD - Organizational Behavior, Yale University
  • AB, Harvard University

Catherine Durnell Cramton is an associate professor in the School of Business. She received her PhD in organizational behavior from Yale University and her AB from Harvard University.

Her research focuses on global work teams, and explores issues such as cross-cultural adaptation, cultural differences in coordination practices and meetings, information sharing, attribution, and language issues.
In Fall 2008, Cramton was a Fulbright Scholar in Tunisia, where she taught and conducted research.  Cramton’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Bechtel Foundation, and appears in journals such as Organization Science, the Journal of Management, Organizational Dynamics, Research in Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Business Research, the Academy of Management Proceedings, the Academy of Management Executive, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems.

Professor Cramton teaches in the areas of cross-cultural and global management, organizational behavior, leadership, team dynamics, and interpersonal relations. She has received national recognition for her educational innovation, which has opened the frontiers of international, technology-enabled teamwork to her students. 

Students in her undergraduate and graduate classes have learned about culture and virtual work through partnerships with students at universities in Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Finland, and Denmark.

Professor Cramton also has led graduate student residencies to Brazil, Argentina,Turkey, Hungary, and Tunisia.  She has published pedagogical articles in the Journal of Management Education and the Journal of Teaching in International Business.