Area of Expertise
Global and geographically distributed teams; coordination and collaboration across global boundaries; work across time zones; coordination in large-scale technical collaboration, business analysis, and databases
J. Alberto Espinosa researches coordination and performance in technical collaborative projects. His work studies the challenges, best practices, and most effective processes to coordinate technical work in complex work environments, such as across global boundaries; geographic distance and time zones; and large-scale, multifunctional collaboration. He employs multiple methods in his research, including theory, lab experiments, qualitative studies, and survey methods, but his primary focus is on field studies in technical organizations. His research has been published in leading scholarly journals, including Management Science; Organization Science; Information Systems Research; Journal of Management Information Systems; IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management; Communications of the ACM; Information, Technology, and People; and Software Process Improvement and Practice. His work has also been published in book chapters and leading academic conference proceedings. A frequent presenter at academic conferences, Espinosa has several years of working experience as a design engineer and senior manager with international organizations.