(Organizational Behavior, November 2005)
Thesis Title: Negotiations and Lovesongs: A Theory of Nexus Work in Market-Based Cultural Industry Projects
Committee: Kathleen L. McGinn (Chair), Joel M. Podolny, Deborah M. Kolb, Siobhan O'Mahony
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Foisie Business School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Elizabeth Long Lingo is an Assistant Professor of Innovative Leadership and Creative Enterprise at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She was a founding faculty member of Philadelphia University’s Strategic Design MBA for Hybrid Thinkers. Elizabeth’s research, teaching, and consulting focuses on how entrepreneurs, innovative leaders, change makers and creative producers advance their ideas from concept to implementation. She is especially interested in the negotiated nature of collective creativity—how claims to control, legitimacy, and expertise are contested and managed in practice, and how leaders manage ambiguity as they co-create across networks, disciplines, and organizational boundaries.