Joerg Dietz earned his Ph.D. degree in Business Administration (Organizational Behavior) from Tulane University in 2000. He subsequently joined the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Southwestern Ontario, where he became an Associate Professor in 2005. In 2009, Joerg started at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne as a Full Professor. He had a first term as department head from 2009 until 2012, before serving as a vice-dean for from 2012 until 2018. Prior to his academic career, Joerg enjoyed a ten-year career in investment banking.
His research interests include workforce diversity, leadership, organizational cultures and climates as well as cross-cultural management. He has published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management, and he serves on numerous editorials boards including those of Leadership Quarterly and Organizational Research Methods,. His papers have won three different Academy-of-Management awards, and the National Science Foundations of Canada and Switzerland have repeatedly sponsored his work.
Joerg has taught courses on organizational behavior, organizational change, leadership, research methods, cross-cultural management, and evidence-based management in Austria, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Turkey, Switzerland, and the United States. He has co-authored a textbook on cross-cultural management and he published numerous case studies.
John Antonakis is Full Professor of Organizational Behavior at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne.
His research is currently focused on predictors and outcomes of leadership, leadership development, psychometrics, as well as on research methods.
He has published articles in many top journals such as in Science, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Harvard Business Review, among many others; he has also published 3 books and 20 book chapters and has presented his research at dozens of conferences. He has received about 2.38 million Swiss Francs in funding for his research.
John Antonakis is Editor in Chief of The Leadership Quarterly, and is on the editorial boards of many other top journals in management and applied psychology. His research is regularly quoted in the press and various media outlets. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), as well as an elected member of the Society of Organizational Behaviour (SOB).
After Charles Efferson received a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology at the University of California, Davis, he had post-doctoral positions at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico and at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at the University of Zurich. Before coming to the University of Lausanne, Charles was also a Senior Research Associate in the Economics Department at the University of Zurich, followed by a period as Lecturer in the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Charles' research focuses on the gene-culture coevolution of human social cognition and behavior in domains involving conformity, coordination, and cooperation. He routinely mixes evolutionary modeling with the analysis of both experimental and observational data. Charles has conducted fieldwork in Europe, Western Asia, Africa, and South America. Much of his current empirical research examines the mechanisms underlying socially harmful cultural traditions like female genital cutting and the preferential abortion of females. This research typically involves the evaluation of strategies for reversing such harmful traditions, and accordingly Charles has collaborated extensively with UNICEF, the World Bank, and various NGOs.
Among other journals, Charles has published in Evolution and Human Behavior, Nature Human Behaviour, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, and Nature. He is consulting editor for Evolution and Human Behavior and a member of the editorial board for Evolutionary Human Sciences.
Ulrich Hoffrage is Full Professor of Organizational Behavior at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, and the Director of the School’s Master of Science in Management program.
His research interests include judgment and decision making (in particular: ethical, managerial, consumer, medical and group decision making), and simple heuristics as models of bounded rationality. Moreover, he also contributed to the literature on cognitive illusions (e.g., overconfidence and hindsight bias), risk communication, and decision support systems. He is fascinated by the complex interplay between the co-evolution of individuals and their environments.
He published in journals such as Science, Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin and his research (about 100 publications) is well received (>9200 citations in Scholar.Google; >3200 in Web of Sciences).
He studied psychology in Konstanz (Germany), and obtained his PhD in Salzburg (Austria). Before he joined HEC Lausanne in 2004, he was a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Berlin).
Franciska Krings is Full Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), at the University of Lausanne. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Bern. Her research interests include workforce diversity and discrimination, social justice, and (non)ethical behaviors. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies or the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personnel Psychology and Social Psychology. Between 2011 and 2016, Franciska completed a five-year mandate as vice-rector, responsible for junior faculty development and diversity, at the Direction of the University of Lausanne. She is currently elected member of the Foundation Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation and acts as president of its Compliance Committee.
Julian Marewski is a Full Professor at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne.
Marewski is a decision scientist. His research - which has both a basic and an applied focus - is interdisciplinary, drawing from and touching upon Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics and Biology. His line of work focuses on how, when, and why different judgment strategies (e.g., heuristics & complex statistical tools) can aid making clever decisions in different domains, including in business and other (e.g., political, medical) settings. A central theme of his work is how the environment (i.e., context) is key to performance and behavior. In addition, Marewski’s main interests are analytic and intuitive decision processes, human rationality, and cognitive capacities essential for decision making, most notably human memory. He is also interested in big data, digitalization, governance, privacy issues, and the design of robust (resilient) organizations and institutions as well as in unethical decision making processes.
Marewski's research makes use of experiments, field data, and computer simulation methods. In modeling behavior and performance, he employs highly detailed computational theories of cognition, so-called cognitive architectures. By casting the complex interplay between the environment, decisional, mnemonic, perceptual, and other cognitive processes into precise computer code, cognitive architecture allow making very fine-grained predictions about choices, reaction times, eye-movements, and other aspects of behavior. (Marewski mostly works with the ACT-R cognitive architecture).
Marewski's work has been published in many scientific outlets, including in journals from different disciplines such as Psychological Review, the Journal of Management, or Conservation Biology. He has acted as ad hoc reviewer for several international funding agencies and scientific journals in psychology, business/management, computer science/human-machine systems, medicine, and other disciplines. He has been on the editorial board of the journal of Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, and acted as guest editor for that journal as well as for Judgment and Decision Making and the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
Marewski teaches and trains individuals at the Executive (EMBA), PhD-D, Master, and Bachelor-level. His teaching interests comprise topics such as data-driven business, big data & advanced quantitative tools to manage people and institutions, data ethics, risk and error-management, data analytics, statistics & statistical thinking, intuitive and analytic decision making, computational cognitive modeling, problem solving, heuristics, human memory, management science, and organizational behavior. He also teaches domain-specific courses to specialized audiences (e.g., doctors, public administrators), including on medical decision making, error-management in health care, or data ethics and data-related risks in the public and private sector.
Marianne Schmid Mast is full professor of Organizational Behavior at HEC at the University of Lausanne. After having received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Zurich, she pursued her research at Northeastern University in Boston (USA). She held positions as assistant professor in Social Psychology at the University of Fribourg and she was a full professor at the Department of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Neuchatel. Her research addresses how individuals in power hierarchies interact, perceive, and communicate (verbally and nonverbally), how first impressions affect interpersonal interactions and evaluations, how people form accurate impressions of others, and how physician communication affects patient outcomes. She uses immersive virtual environment technology to investigate interpersonal behaviour and communication as well as computer-based automatic sensing to analyse nonverbal behaviour in social interactions. She is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior and in the Editorial Board of the journal Leadership Quarterly. Marianne Schmid Mast is a former member of the Swiss National Research Council and acted as president of the Swiss Psychological Society.
Christian Zehnder holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich. He is Professor of Organizational Decision Making and the Director of the Department of Organizational Behavior. His research is interdisciplinary in that it combines insights from Economics, Psychology and Management and builds on various methodological approaches including laboratory experiments, field experiments and game theoretic models. Christian Zehnder is interested in understanding the behavioral drivers of decision making in organizations. His recent work focuses on two central topics in organizational research: conflict management and employee motivation. He has written a series of articles showing that the use of simple and seemingly overrigid contracts can help to diminsh conflicts and counterproductive work behaviors. Most recently he became interested in studying the impact of charismatic leadership on employee performance in various organizational environments.