Simulation of a ship bridge

Basic Research

Simulation of a ship bridge
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Basic research questions dealt with by FinkA include:

  • Generic competences and intercultural team competence (3C)
  • The role of affiliation and heedful interaction in heterogeneous teamwork
  • Understanding psychological safety in the intercultural work field
  • Virtual teamwork
  • Methodological questions, related especially to fieldwork and ethnomethodology

Projects, Reports and Publications:

  • Umlauf, Cathrin (2016) What Scrum teams could learn from crews and crises – The creation of a behavioral marker system to check the meeting efficiency of teams of agile software development. (in German: Was Scrum Teams von Crews und Krisenstäben lernen könnten – Die Erstellung eines Behavioral Marker Systems zur Überprüfung der Meetingeffizienz von Teams der agilen Softwarentwicklung.) – unpublished Master's Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • Kranich, Philine (2015). On the way to the sustainability of semi-autonomous working groups: Factors for self-reliance in teamwork. (in German: Auf dem Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit teilautonomer Arbeitsgruppen: Faktoren für Selbstständigkeit in der Teamarbeit.) – unpublished Master's Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • Muckenfuß, A. (2014). Foreign physicians in Germany: Psychological Safety as prerequisite for successful intercultural teamwork in hospitals (in German: Ausländische Ärzte in Deutschland: Psychological Safety als Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche interkulturelle Teamarbeit im Krankenhaus). Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Florian, M. (2104). Birds of a feather flock together? A reconstructive study on diversity in voluntary organizations (in German: Gleich und gleich gesellt sich gern? Eine rekonstruktive Studie zu Diversität in freiwilligen Vereinigungen). Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • Golombek, F. (2013). Communication in virtual teams: Affiliative interaction with the purpose of enhancing team efficiency (in German: Kommunikation in virtuellen Teams: Affiliative Interaktion zur Steigerung von Teameffizienz). Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • Kroll, K. (2013). Trust as critical factor for virtual teamwork in the intercultural context (in German: Vertrauen als kritischer Faktor virtueller Teamarbeit im interkulturellen Kontext). Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • Bockwoldt, L. (2013). Identity and group dynamics in focus groups (in German: Identität und Gruppendynamik in Fokusgruppen). Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • Block, F. (2013). On decision making in heterogeneous groups: an Agent-based simulation study (in German: Zur Entscheidungsfindung in heterogenen Gruppen. Untersuchungen anhand einer agentenbasierten Simulation). Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • Matyushkin, R (2012). Action regulation of Asian and European groups in complex situations (in German: Handlungsregulation asiatischer und europäischer Kleingruppen in komplexen Situationen). Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
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