Management/Organizational Behavior

Delton, Andrew

Professor Andrew Delton uses principles from evolutionary and social psychology to understand behavior in modern political, business, and institutional environments. By using insights of how human psychology evolved for the small-scale social environments of our ancestors, we can better understand how minds operate in current environments. He is an assistant professor in Stony Brook University's Center for Behavioral Political Economy, with appointments in the Department of Political Science and the College of Business. He received his PhD in evolutionary psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has received many awards and fellowships and his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. He has published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Cao, Jiyin

Professor Cao’s research sits at the intersection of decision-making, social network, and culture. Her research aims to answer three questions: 1) Globalization has brought people to a more mobile and diverse life. How does this change impact people’s cognition, behaviors and beliefs? 2) How do people mentally construct their social worlds—i.e., their social networks—according to various psychological and situational factors (e.g. gender, status, foreign environment) and how does that contribute to inequality? 3) What are the socio-ecological mechanisms that underlie cross-cultural differences in trust, reciprocity and social perception? Her work has appeared in leading academic journals such as Social Psychology and Personality Science and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

London, Manuel

Professor Manuel London is interested theory and research on leadership development and performance management systems, such as performance evaluations, feedback, and coaching, as well as group and organizational change. More specifically, conducting research on team development for adaptive and generative learning and innovative outcomes. Patterns of process and outcome integration form adaptive and generative metacognitive frames that impose challenges for transactive team learning.  A current study examines social entrepreneurship team initiatives to determine how severity of the problem and entrepreneurs’ background and readiness to learn lead to innovative and scalable solutions.  Generally, examining continuous learning of individuals and teams as they exploit and explore technologies, develop new modes of interacting and learning, and contribute to start-ups for commercial and/or social benefit.

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Wolf, Gerrit

Professor Gerrit Wolf conducts research in the management of innovation.  Innovation management balances entrepreneurial and inventor experiences of startup teams and matches services to customers wanting simple and cost effective or complex and novel in benefit innovations.  Results compared wireless startups and customers in the US, Sweden, and Korea.  Mid career research covered the economic and psychological sunk costs of management of projects.  The research explored how projects failed from cost over runs or succeeded from customer savings of discounts, scholarships, or tax deductions.  My career started with research of the management of conflict using non-zero sum games. Management of employees or the competition is a game of trust that needs nurturing to be maintained and hard to mend if broken.

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