The Organisational Leadership & Decision-Making group is dedicated to research and teaching in understanding how individual human behaviour shapes how organisations work and develop and how organisations in turn affect their individual employees. Our thinking is based on insights from the fields of organisational behaviour, social psychology and behavioural economics, which all provide a psychological point of view to address challenges of employees in organisational settings.
Our group has a specific focus on processes related to leadership phenomena and decision-making dynamics, including topics such as:
The group conducts mostly quantitative research, largely (but not exclusively) drawing on experimental, survey, and archival data collected in international contexts, including Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. The group runs the Experimental Laboratory at Cambridge Judge Business School, and regularly offers developmental internal seminars as well as seminars with external speakers. In addition to conducting basic research, the group is dedicated to making the translation from science to practice and as such encourages strongly that scholarly publications are accompanied with practitioner publications documenting on the implications of our basic scientific studies. The group is active in the PhD programme and welcomes involvement at all levels, from hosting visiting professors to working with student research volunteers.
Our teaching is provided at the MPhil, MBA, Executive MBA and executive education level, including courses such as organisational behaviour, business ethics, negotiations and leadership. The group also hosts the Cambridge New Leadership Programme of Achievement (designed by KPMG professor De Cremer), which includes four modules on aspects related to the kind of leadership that is needed in contemporary times.