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EAWOP Small Group Meeting on Dynamics of team cognition and team adaptation


EAWOP Small Group Meeting:

Dynamics of team cognition and team adaptation

October 23 – 25, 2014

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Papers


Josette M.P. Gevers (Contact Person)

Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Ana Margarida Passos

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Michael Josef Burtscher

University of Zurich, Switzerland

Selma van der Haar

Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Sjir Uitdewilligen

Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Catarina Marques Santos

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Pedro Marques-Quinteiro

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Conference theme and scope

Over the past decades, team cognition has proven to be essential for understanding team functioning, particularly in complex and challenging contexts (DeChurch & Mesmer-Magnus, 2010). In environments where team members have to adapt regularly to changing environmental contingencies, team cognition is likely to be characterized as an unfolding process, as teams adapt their cognitive structures to the changing demands of their task environments (Uitdewilligen, Waller, & Pitariu, 2013). However, although recent theorizing emphasizes the dynamic nature of team cognition (Rico et al., 2008; Kozlowski & Chao, 2013) empirical studies have predominantly embraced a static approach in which teams’ cognitive structures and process are operationalized as stable characteristics. This meeting aims at filling this gap by providing a forum to discuss the dynamics of team cognition and adaptation.

Submissions to the Small Group Meeting may include but are not limited to: compilation and composition emergence, flux and adaptation, non-routine events, shared cognition emergence, collective sensemaking, team reflexivity, team metacognition, and team learning. Contributions may report original empirical research, theoretical development, a review, or methodological advancements.

Nature of the conference

Our goal is to make the conference as interactive as possible. Therefore, we have restricted the duration of presentations in favor of discussions and focus groups.


The Small Group Meeting takes place at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal. The Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – ISCTE-IUL is experienced in hosting major scientific events (e.g. EAWOP Conference 2003). Its facilities are located near the city center and they are well prepared to guarantee high quality scientific encounters. Lisbon has a cosmopolitan atmosphere that mixes with its strong historical and culture identity. The city offers a variety of monuments, museums, restaurants, and, obviously, many houses of Fado. Lisbon has plenty of fine hotels at affordable prices that are at a walking distance from Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – ISCTE-IUL and Lisbon’s downtown.  

Conference Fees

PhD students will pay 50€ and PhD will pay 100€. The registration fee includes a dinner, two lunches, coffee-breaks, and drink reception. We have reserved a contingent of rooms at a Hotel near to the Small Group Meeting place (to be announced later) at a reduced rate.


Participants are asked to submit an abstract with a maximum of 500 words (excl. references) to by 30 April 2014. Participants will be notified regarding acceptance by 30 May 2014. After acceptance of the abstracts, participants need to submit a full paper by 1 October 2014. The paper should be formatted according to APA 6th edition. Submitters will be required to provide full name, position, institution, discipline, and contact information for all authors. If you have any questions regarding submission, please contact Josette Gevers ( More information will be available in due time at

EJWOP Special Issue

Participants are kindly requested to consider submitting their contribution to our special issue on “Dynamics of team adaptation and team cognition” in European Journal of Work and Organizational Pychology. This would require a full paper submission to by 28 April 2014. For more information on the special issue, see:



DeChurch, L. a, & Mesmer-Magnus, J. R. (2010). The cognitive underpinnings of effective teamwork: a meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(1), 32–53. doi:10.1037/a0017328

Kozlowski, S. W. J., & Chao, G. T. (2012). The Dynamics of emergence : Cognition and cohesion in work teams, 354, 335–354. doi: 10.1002/mde.2552

Rico, R., Sánchez-Manzanares, M., Gil, F., & Gibson, C. (2008). Team implicit coordination processes: A team knowledge-based approach. Academy of Management Review, 33(1), 163–184. doi: 10.5465/AMR.2008.27751276

Uitdewilligen, S., Waller, M. J., & Pitariu, a. H. (2013). Mental model updating and team adaptation. Small Group Research, 44(2), 127–158. doi:10.1177/1046496413478205