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Professor Jerker Denrell

Professor of Behavioural Science

Research Interests

Adaptation, learning, and decision-making at the organizational and individual level, with applications to strategy (behavioural strategy) and social dynamics.

Teaching in 2013-2014

Executive MBA

  • IB9AP0 Behavioural Sciences for the Manager

Finance

  • IB9AG0 Judgement and Decision Making

MSc Business

  • IB9BA0 Quantitative Methods for Business

Behavioural Science Group

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 22119

Biography

Prior to joining Warwick Business School in 2012 Jerker Denrell was Professor of Strategy and Decision Making at University of Oxford and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has published widely on topics including social dynamics, behavioural strategy, organizational learning and risk taking in leading journals including Psychological Review, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly. A native of Sweden, Jerker studied philosophy, economics and management at Lund University and mathematics at Stockholm University. He received his PhD from Stockholm School of Economics in 1998.

Recent Publications [all...]

Journal Articles

  • Denrell, J., C. Fang. and Z. Zhao. "Inferring Superior Capabilities from Sustained Superior Performance: A Bayesian Analysis"
    Strategic Management Journal 34 (2013): 182-196.
  • Denrell, J. and C. Liu. "Top performers are not the most impressive when extreme performance indicates unreliability"
    Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences (USA) 109 (2012): 9331-9336.
  • Denrell, J. and G. Le Mens. "Seeking Positive Experiences Can Produce Illusory Correlations"
    Cognition (2011): 313-324.
  • Le Mens, G. and Denrell, J.. "Rational Learning and Information Sampling: On the ‘Naivety’ Assumption in Sampling Explanations of Judgment Biases"
    Psychological Review 118 (2011): 379-392.
  • Denrell, J. and C. Fang. "Predicting the Next Big Thing: Success as a Signal of Poor Judgment."
    Management Science 56 (2010): 1653-1667.
  • Denrell, J. and Z. Shapira. "Performance Sampling and Bimodal Duration Dependence"
    Journal of Mathematical Sociology 33 (2009): 66-91.
  • Denrell, J. and Z. Shapira. "Performance Sampling and Bimodal Duration Dependence"
    Journal of Mathematical Sociology 33 (2009): 66-91.
  • Denrell, J.. "Indirect Social Influence"
    Science 321 (2008): 47-48.
  • Denrell, J. and B. Kovacs. "Selective Sampling of Empirical Settings in Organizational Studies"
    Administrative Science Quarterly 53 (2008): 109-144.
  • Denrell, J. and B. Kovacs. "Selective Sampling of Empirical Settings in Organizational Studies"
    Administrative Science Quarterly 53 (2008): 109-144.
  • Denrell, J.. "Organizational Risk Taking: Adaptation versus Variable Risk Preferences"
    Industrial And Corporate Change 17 (2008): 427-466.
  • Denrell, J.. "Adaptive Learning and Risk Taking"
    Psychological Review 114 (2007)
  • Denrell, J. and G. Le Mens. "Interdependent Sampling and Social Influence."
    Psychological Review 114 (2007): 398-422.
  • Andersen, T, J. Denrell, and R. Bettis. "Strategic Responsiveness and Bowman’s Risk-Return Paradox."
    Strategic Management Journal 28 (2007): 407-429.
  • Denrell, J.. "Selection Bias and the Perils of Benchmarking."
    Harvard Business Review (2005): 114-119.
  • Denrell, J.. "Why Most People Disapprove of Me: Experience Sampling in Impression Formation"
    Psychological Review 112 (2005): 951-978.
  • Denrell, J., C. Fang, and D. Levinthal. "From T-Mazes to Labyrinths: Learning from Model-Based Feedback"
    Management Science 50 (2004): 1366-1378.
  • Denrell, J, Arvidsson, N., and U. Zander. "Managing Knowledge in the Dark: An Empirical Examination of the Reliability of Competency Evaluations."
    Management Science 50 (2004): 1491-1503.
  • Denrell, J.. "Random Walks and Sustained Competitive Advantage."
    Management Science 50 (2004): 922-934.
  • Denrell, J., C. Fang, and S. Winter. "The Economics of Strategic Opportunity."
    Strategic Management Journal 24 (2003): 977-990.

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