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Professor Gerard P Hodgkinson

Professor of Strategic Management and Behavioural Science

Research Interests

From the outset of his career, Professor Hodgkinson has pursued theoretically and methodologically rigorous empirical work devoted to issues of concern to academics, practitioners and policymakers (a scientist-practitioner model), drawing primarily on the fields of industrial work and organizational (IWO) psychology and cognitive psychology, but also incorporating sociological and economic insights.

From the mid-1980s onwards, the bulk of his research activity has centred on the development of a new subfield: the psychology of strategic management. In particular, his work has been concerned with the analysis of cognitive processes in strategic management (especially the socio-cognitive analysis of competitive business environments and the development and evaluation of techniques for mapping strategic knowledge).

His most recent work has been concerned with the application of advances in the social neurosciences (social cognitive neuroscience and neuroeconomics) to the analysis of cognitive processes in strategic decision making (including the nature and role of intuition) and the evaluation of techniques for overcoming cognitive bias and inertia in such decisions. Other work has been concerned with the development and psychometric evaluation of new instruments for the assessment of personality constructs in studies of strategic management.

His current theoretical interests centre on the behavioural microfoundations of dynamic capabilities, especially the nature and role of conscious and non-conscious cognitive processes, emotion, and personality and individual differences in strategic adaptation. Other work addresses the production and diffusion of knowledge in the management and organization sciences and its significance for wider publics. He also has active research interests in applied psychometrics.

Applied & Organisational Psychology Research Network, Behavioural Science Group, Enterprise Research Centre, Global Energy Research Network, Strategy & International Business

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Gerard P. Hodgkinson is Head of the Behavioural Science Group, Associate Dean (Programme Quality), and Professor of Strategic Management and Behavioural Science. He has held previous appointments at the Universities of Leeds (1999-2011), Exeter (1998-1999), Leeds (1995-1998), Sheffield (1988-1995), and Manchester (1986-1988). An elected Fellow of the British Academy of Management, British Psychological Society, Chartered Management Institute, Royal Society of Arts, and the Academy of Social Sciences, for eight years he was the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (1999 - 2006). From 2002-2006 he was a member of the Grants Board of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and has served two terms as a member of the Executive Committee of the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the (US) Academy of Management. From 2002-2005 he served as the Division's International Representative at Large. More recently, he has served as the Division's Professional Development Workshop's Chair (2007-2008), Program Chair (2008-2009), Division Chair Elect (2009-2010), Division Chair (2010-2011) and Past Division Chair (2011-2012). From 2004-2007 his research was supported through the competitive award of a Senior Fellowship of the UK ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Research (£505,245.56). He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of several major journals including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal. With J. Kevin Ford (Department of Psychology, Michigan State University) he co-edits the International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IRIOP) Annual Review Issue of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and with William H. Starbuck (Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon) he recently co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making. Registered with the UK Health Professions Council as a Practitioner Occupational Psychologist, over the past twenty five years he has carried out numerous consultancy assignments with public and private sector organizations. The (co-)author of more than 80 scholarly publications, an earlier version of his 2011 article with Dr Mark Healey (Manchester Business School, University of Manchester) on the psychological foundations of strategic adaptation (dynamic capabilities), which was published in the Strategic Management Journal, won the Business Policy and Strategy Division's Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Chicago, IL).


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