SMS

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

Chair

Program Chair

Associate Program Chair

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John Joseph
University of California, Irvine

Engagement Officers

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Derek Harmon
University of Michigan
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Shelby Gai
Michigan State University

Awards Officers

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Abhinav Gupta
University of Washington, Seattle
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Chengwei Liu
ESMT Berlin

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

2022 Behavioral Strategy IG Business Meeting

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.

Behavioral Strategy IG Announcements

Behavioral Strategy Video Abstracts

Click below for video abstracts from the behavioral strategy interest group.

Videos from February 2020, Volume 4 Newsletter

Reps-at-Large

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Shelby Gai
Michigan State University
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Cha Li
University of Texas at Austin
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Chengwei Liu
ESMT Berlin

2024

2024

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Arianna Marchetti
London Business School
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John Eklund
University of Southern California
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Cyndi Man Zhang
Singapore Management University

Program and Elections Officers

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Songcui Hu
The University of Arizona
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Cha Li
University of Texas at Austin