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


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William Ocasio
Northwestern University

Program Chair

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Nicolai Foss
Bocconi University

Associate Program Chair

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Sucheta Nadkarni
University of Cambridge

Engagement Officer

Engagement Officer

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Giada Di Stefano
Bocconi University

Behavioral Strategy IG Announcements

Videos from September 2019, Volume 3 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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Theresa Cho
Seoul National University
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Giada Di Stefano
Bocconi University
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John Joseph
University of California, Irvine
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Craig Crossland
University of Notre Dame
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Jeanine P. Porck
Oklahoma State University