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Cristina Gibson

Professor of Management
Graziadio Business School



Areas of Expertise

  • Virtual team effectiveness
  • Human sustainability
  • Thriving at work
  • Multinational teams

Dr. Cristina Gibson researches the nexus of organizational science, international management, and cross-cultural psychology. For three consecutive years, she has been awarded the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Distinction, indicating that she is among the top one percent in the world in terms of impacting the fields of economics and business, based on citation counts. Her research has informed organizational policy, structure, training and development agenda, improving operational efficiency, innovation, resource allocation, and well-being in non-profits, entrepreneurial firms and large multinational companies such as IBM, HP, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Alcoa, Qantas, and Westpac. 


Full Bio


  • PhD, Organizational Behavior, University of California, Irvine
  • BA, Psychology, Scripps College

Research and Scholarship