Patrizia Vecchi

Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour

BA (University of Modena), MS, PhD (Washington University in St Louis)

My research interests include interpersonal relationships in organisations, social networks, interpersonal cognition, and teamwork. I’ve taught professionals and executives around the world in topics such as negotiation, and power and politics. I’m the Academic Programme Director for the Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme.

I’m part of the Organisational Behaviour subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which aspires to promote our understanding of behaviour within organisations and translate our scientific research into practical applications.

Professional experience

Patrizia has taught professionals and executives around the world in topics such as negotiation, power and politics, social networks, and leading change. At Cambridge Judge Business School, Patrizia has taken over the academic directorship of the highly successful Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme, established by Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, which is centred around the unique challenges that women face as they rise as leaders in organisations and the factors that enhance their credibility and effectiveness as leaders. 

Besides teaching on the Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme, Patrizia teaches Negotiation in the Executive MBA programme, Power & Politics in the Cambridge Senior Management Programme, and various sessions designed to help leaders to have an impact in their organisations in other flagship Executive Education programmes.

Selected publications

Awards and honours

  • Cambridge Judge Business School Teaching Award, 2021 and 2022

News and insight

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Maryna Marchenko, who heads a charity to help mothers in Ukraine, says she enriched her life and her work through the Rising Women Leaders Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

2022 Teaching Awards.

Seven members of the Cambridge Judge faculty are awarded teaching prizes for excellence across the Business School's various programmes.

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Cambridge Judge Business School faculty are awarded Teaching Prizes and Faculty Activity Awards.