Rebekah Dibble

Rebekah Dibble

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty
Malloy Hall, Room 313


Associate 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' — 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
  • PhD, Management, University of California, Irvine
  • MBA, Brigham Young University, Utah
  • BA, Business Management, University of Utah

Prior Experience

  • 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), 2013–14

Awards & Distinctions

  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Dibble, R. and Gibson, C. B. 2017. Crossing team boundaries: The role of team boundary permeability in understanding when and how members move in and out of teams. Accepted at Human Relations.
  • Javidan, M., Bullough, A., & Dibble, R. 2016. Mind the gap: Gender differences in global leadership self-efficacies. Academy of Management Perspectives.
  • "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)