The Added Value of Neuroscience Methods in Organizational Research

David Waldman, Danni Wang, Virgil Fenters

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Abstract

Historically, the lack of availability and prohibitive expense of brain imaging technology have limited the application of neuroscience research in organizational settings. However, recent advances in technology have made it possible to use brain imaging in organizational settings at relatively little expense and in a practical manner to further research efforts. In this article, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of neuroscience applications to organizational research. Further, we present three key methodological issues that need to be considered with regard to such applications: (a) level of assessment, (b) intrinsic versus reflexive brain activity, and (c) the targeting of brain region(s) or networks. We also pose specific examples of how neuroscience may be applied to various topical areas in organizational behavior research at both individual and team levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-249
Number of pages27
JournalOrganizational Research Methods
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • individual characteristics
  • neuroscience
  • teams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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The Added Value of Neuroscience Methods in Organizational Research. / Waldman, David; Wang, Danni; Fenters, Virgil.

In: Organizational Research Methods, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 223-249.

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Waldman, David ; Wang, Danni ; Fenters, Virgil. / The Added Value of Neuroscience Methods in Organizational Research. In: Organizational Research Methods. 2019 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 223-249.
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