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Research Seminar by Prof. Gerard P Hodgkinson

Date: 11 Nov 2019 (MON)

Time: 10:30am – 12:00nn

Venue: M802, Li Ka Shing Tower

Prof. Gerard P Hodgkinson, PhD (Sheffield), DSc (Warwick), is Professor of Strategic Management and Behavioural Science at Alliance Manchester Business School and Vice Dean for Research (Faculty of Humanities) at the University of Manchester, UK. The (co-) author of three books and more than 100 articles and book chapters, his scholarly work focuses primarily on the psychological foundations of strategic management, especially cognitive processes in strategic adaptation 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 to the analysis of cognitive processes in strategic decision making (including the nature and role of emotion and intuition) and the evaluation of techniques for overcoming cognitive bias and inertia in such decision making. Registered with the (UK) Health and Caring Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Occupational Psychologist, over the past twenty five years Gerard has carried out numerous consultancy assignments with public and private sector organizations. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the British Academy of Management, the British Psychological Society, and the Royal Society of Arts, among other bodies.  Over an eight year period (1999-2006) he was the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management and for 12 years (2005-2016) he co-edited the International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Management and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and Strategic Management Journal. An earlier version of his 2011 article with his Manchester-based colleague Dr. Mark Healey, 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).