Behavioral Strategy IG

The Behavioral Strategy Interest Group sponsors research that applies related behavioral and social science disciplines to strategic management theory and practices. We promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary research grounded in realistic assumptions about human motivation, cognition, emotion, decision making, social interactions, networks, culture, and organizational systems.  We welcome research using diverse quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Behavioral Strategy Leadership


Program Chair

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Gerry McNamara
Michigan State University

Associate Program Chair

Engagement Officers

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Jeanine P. Porck
Oklahoma State University
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Libby Weber
University of California, Irvine

Member & Relationship Officers

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Craig Crossland
University of Notre Dame

Behavioral Strategy IG Announcements

Videos from February 2020, Volume 4 Newsletter

Join Us!

We welcome new members! Behavioral Strategy is one of the quickest growing IG’s. Joining the Behavioral Strategy is a great opportunity to meet scholars from more than 50 countries around the world who share your research and education interests. We offer a great opportunity to network at our social events and share your ideas in a collaborative and supportive environment during the SMS conference.

Topic Areas of Research

Topic areas of research include:

  • Bounded rationality in competitive markets
  • Cognition and decision making; cognitive biases and heuristics
  • Cognitive schema and management perception
  • Individual and collective beliefs and ideologies
  • Prospect theory, reference points, and risk-taking
  • Emotions, motivations, personalities, and pathologies
  • The psychology of bargaining and organizational politics
  • Anomalies in strategic learning
  • The social psychology of group decision making


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Donal Crilly
London Business School
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Libby Weber
University of California, Irvine
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Abhinav Gupta
University of Washington, Seattle
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Derek Harmon
University of Michigan
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Songcui Hu
The University of Arizona

Program and Elections Officer