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Organisational Leadership & Decision-Making

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:

  • Social influence
  • Power
  • Behavioural ethics
  • Trust development, maintenance and repair
  • Emotions and cognitions at work
  • Behavioural dimensions of business in China
  • Leadership and followership
  • Negotiations
  • Social decision-making

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.


Lecturer and Senior Lecturer are equivalent to Assistant Professor in North American terminology. Reader is equivalent to Associate Professor with tenure in North American terminology.

Research & teaching staff

  • McGuire, Jack
    Research Assistant and Experimental Laboratory Manager

Honorary appointments

Group members have published widely in leading scholarly journals, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Journal of Management, and leading practitioner outlets such as Harvard Business Review, European Business Review, the Financial Times, The Economist, The World Financial Review and Business Strategy Review.

Contact us

Get in touch with the Organisational Leadership & Decision-Making subject group via their Administrator, Luke Slater:

Seminars are added as they are arranged.

View a list of all Cambridge Judge research seminars