Connections and Collaboration—Celebrating the Contributions of Barbara Gray

Jill Purdy, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Giuseppe Joe Labianca, Shaz Ansari

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In July 2017, Dr. Barbara Gray was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the IACM during its 30th annual conference in Berlin, Germany. In this tribute article, we celebrate Barbara's unique and varied contributions to our understanding of conflict and collaboration. We highlight multiple aspects of Barbara's scholarly work including research on (a) intergroup conflict and organizational change, (b) power and conflict dynamics, (c) frames and framing, and (d) shared meanings and institutional theory approaches to conflict and conflict resolution. In reviewing this work, we recognize Barbara's lifelong concern for social justice and environmental sustainability, her pioneering use of qualitative methods, and her ongoing commitment to the development of young scholars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-107
Number of pages20
JournalNegotiation and Conflict Management Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

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© 2018 International Association for Conflict Management and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


  • conflict management
  • environmental conflict
  • framing
  • multiparty negotiations
  • power and status
  • social justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Strategy and Management


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