Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK


Gerard P HodgkinsonGerard P. Hodgkinson is Associate Dean (Strategy) and Professor of Strategic Management and Behavioural Science at the Warwick University Business School. 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).

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 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.

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.

The author or co-author of three books and over 70 scholarly articles and book chapters, his research has appeared in a number of the world's leading scholarly applied psychology and management journals and other major outlets. In recognition of the contribution of research to the development of the psychology of strategic management as an emerging field of study, he has been awarded fellowships of both the British Academy of Management and the British Psychological Society. In 2008 he was elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

For eight years he was the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (1999 - 2006), and he currently serves on the Editorial Boards of several major journals including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, and Organization Science. 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.

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.



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