Prof Gerard P. Hodgkinson

Professor of Strategic Management and Behavioural Science

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Gerard P. Hodgkinson is Vice Dean for Research of the Faculty of Humanities and  Professor of Strategic Management and Behavioural Science at Alliance Manchester Business School.  From September 2016-October 2017 he served as Deputy Head of the Business School. 

He has held previous appointments at the Universities of Warwick (2011-2016), Leeds (1999-2011), Exeter (1998-1999), Leeds (1995-1998), Sheffield (1988-1995), and Manchester (1986-1988). In his most recent appointment, at the University of Warwick, he was Head of Warwick Business School's flagship Behavioural Science Group, one of the world’s leading academic units in its field. He also served on the Senior Management Team of Warwick Business School, as an Associate Dean, overseeing teaching quality across the School's full range of programmes.  

An elected Fellow of the British Academy of Management, British Psychological Society, Chartered Management Institute, Royal Society of Arts, and the Academy of Social Sciences, and an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personel and Development, for eight years he was the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (1999 - 2006) and for 11 years, with J. Kevin Ford (Department of Psychology, Michigan State University), he co-edited the International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (laterly incorporated into the Journal of Organizational Behavior as The IRIOP Annual Review Issue). 

From 2002-2006 he was a member of the Grants Board of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and has served two terms as a member of the Executive Committee of the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the (US) Academy of Management. From 2002-2005 he served as the Division's International Representative at Large. More recently, he has served as the Division's Professional Development Workshop's Chair (2007-2008), Program Chair (2008-2009), Division Chair Elect (2009-2010), Division Chair (2010-2011) and Past Division Chair (2011-2012). From 2004-2007 his research was supported through the competitive award of a Senior Fellowship of the UK ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Research (£505,245.56).

He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Management and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and Strategic Management Journal. 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. The (co-)author of more than 130 scholarly publications, an earlier version of his 2011 article with his Manchester-based colleague Dr Mark Healey, on the psychological foundations of strategic adaptation (dynamic capabilities), which was published in the Strategic Management Journal, won the Business Policy and Strategy Division's Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Chicago, IL). 


July 2014 – Nov. 2015                       

University of Warwick

DSc (higher doctorate, awarded on the basis of published works)


Oct. 1988 - Dec. 1993                       

University of Sheffield


PhD (Thesis entitled: ‘Strategic Cognition in a Mature Industry: Differentiation, Consensus and Outcomes’.) (Thesis passed without amendments)


Oct. 1982 - Sept. 1983                       

University of Hull

MSc Industrial Psychology


Sept. 1979 - June 1982                       

The Polytechnic Wolverhampton

BA (Hons) Social Science (Psychology as main subject)

Upper Second Class (Degree awarded by the Council for National Academic Awards)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Academic FCIPD) (awarded October 2013)

Fellow (formerly known as Academician) of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) (elected January 2008)

Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) (elected to fellowship, September 2004)

Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS) (elected to Fellowship, October 2001).

Fellow of the British Academy of Management (FBAM) (elected to Fellowship, July 2001).

Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) (Elected to Fellowship, July 1999)

Full Member of the British Psychological Society's Division of Occupational Psychology.

Member of the Academy of Management (USA)

Member of the Strategic Management Society (USA)


  • Affect in strategic decision making; Behavioural strategy; decision making; dynamic capabilities; Emotions in businesss; intuition; managerial and organizational cognition; organizational neuroscience; scenario planning; strategic adaptation

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