Melissa Valentine

Melissa-high res (3) (1) (2)

Email: mav stanford edu
Phone: (650) 725-5676
Office: Huang Engineering Center 210


Administrative Assistant: Jim Fabry

(650) 725-1622


Research Interests

  • teams, teaming, coordination
  • organizational learning and design
  • future of work


Valentine, M.A., 2017.  Renegotiating Spheres of Obligation:  The Role of Hierarchy in Organizational LearningAdministrative Science Quarterly. Published ahead of print June 2017, doi:10.1177/0001839217718547

Valentine, M.A. 2017. When Equity Seems Unfair: The Role of Justice Enforceability in Temporary Team Coordination. Academy of Management Journal. Published ahead of print October 2017, doi:10.5465/amj.2016.1101

Valentine, M.A., Edmondson, A.C.  2015. Team Scaffolds:  How Meso-level Structures Enable Role-based Coordination in Temporary GroupsOrganization Science, 26(2): 405-422.

Valentine, M.A., Nembhard, I.M., Edmondson, A.C.  2015. Measuring Teamwork in Health Care Settings: A Review of Survey Instruments. Medical Care, 53(4):e16–e30

Conference Proceedings

Retelny, D., Valentine, M.A., Bernstein, M. S.,  No Workflow Can Ever Be Enough: How Crowdsourcing Workflows Constrain Complex WorkCSCW 2018: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

Valentine, M.A., Retelny D., To A., Rahmati, N., Doshi, T., Bernstein, M.S.,  2017.  Flash organizations:  Crowdsourcing Complex Work via Reconfigurable Organizational Structures.  CHI 2017: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Retelny, D., Robaszkiewicz, R., To, A., Lasecki, W. S., Patel, J., Rahmati, N., Doshi, T., Valentine, M., & Bernstein, M. S.  2014. Expert Crowdsourcing with Flash Teams. Proceedings of the 27th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology: 75-85.

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Teaching Award, Management Science, Stanford University (2015)
  • Hellman Faculty Scholar, Stanford University (2014)
  • Winner, Dissertation Proposal Competition, INFORMS/Organization Science (2012)
  • Outstanding Paper with Practical Implications, Academy of Management (2012)
  • Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Harvard Business School (2013)
  • Susan Cohen Award for Doctoral Research, Center for Effective Organizations (2010)

Working Papers (Drafts Available)

Valentine, M.A., Bernstein, M.B.   Staging Practices in Flash Organizations.

Kim, S., Song, H., Valentine, M.A. 2017. Team Familiarity and Partner Diversity in Temporary Teams.

Rahman, H., Valentine, M.A. 2017. Relational Contracting in Online Labor Markets.

  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist, Faculty Co-author, Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division, Academy of Management

Valentine, M.A., Hong, A.S., Asch, S., Ahn, E. 2017. Consequences of Specialization for Users of Professional Services.

Research Projects

Current Projects
  • Flash Teams and Flash Organizations
  • Online Labor Markets (with Hatim Rahman)
  • A Study of Organizational Design from Start to Finish


  • MS&E 184.  Future of Work:  Issues in Organizational Learning and Design
  • MS&E 284. Designing Modern Work Organizations
  • MS&E 388. Contemporary Themes in Research on Work and Organizing
  • MS&E 383.  Ethnographic Research Methods