Organization, Leadership, and Communication — Organization Development
Rebekah  Dibble

Rebekah Dibble

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Rebekah Dibble investigates the impact of national culture and government on organizations, the adjustment processes in cross-cultural teams and collaborations, and the theoretical implications of boundary fluidity in teams.

Engaging her students in discussions on leader effectiveness and cross-cultural team performance - and the implications of what it means to have a 'global mindset' - Dr. Dibble urges her students to explore various forms of interaction within organizations, to see how these exchanges can lead to productive, meaningful change and business performance.

Professor Dibble draws from her extensive field work on cross-cultural collaborations in Southern California and Costa Rica, which became the subject for her dissertation, "Collaboration for the Common Good: An Examination of Internal and External Adjustment."


Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Ph.D., Management, University of California, Irvine
MBA, Brigham Young University, Utah
B.A., Business Management, University of Utah


The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

"Collaboration for the common good: An examination of challenges and adjustment processes in multicultural collaborations," Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 36, Issue 6, 2013 (with C.B. Gibson)

"Excess May do Harm: Investigating the Effect of Team External Environment on External Activities in Teams," Organization Science, 2013 (with C.B. Gibson)

"Margins, Membership, and Mobility: Re-defining Boundaries in Collective Endeavors," K. Cameron and G. Spreitzer (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship, Oxford University Press, 2010. (with C.B. Gibson)

"The Effects of Governments on Management and Organization," Academy of Management Annals, Volume 3, 2009, (with Pearce, J. L. and Klein, K.)

"Culture Inside and Out: Developing the Collective Capability to Externally Adjust," Ang & L. Van Dyne (Eds.), Advances in Cultural Intelligence, New York: Sharpe, 2008 (with C.B. Gibson)

Honors and Awards

Participant in Organizational Behavior Junior Faculty Workshop at Academy of Management, 2012

Susan G. Cohen Dissertation Scholarship, 2008

Ray Watson Doctoral Fellowship, 2008

UCI Regents Fellowship, 2004


Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Organizational Behavior

Faculty Representative to Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society 2012 - present

Faculty Advisor to McLaren Scholars (Undergraduate Business Honors Organization), 2013 - 2014

Rebekah Dibble, University of San Francisco School of Management