Max Bazerman, PON Executive Committee

Max Bazerman

Max H. Bazerman is the Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership (with David Gergen), the Co-Chair of the Behavioral Insights Group (with Iris Bohnet), and the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Max’s research focuses on decision making, negotiation, and ethics. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of twenty books (including The Power of Noticing, Simon and Schuster, 2014, the eighth edition of Judgment in Managerial Decision Making [with Don A. Moore], Wiley, 2013 and [with Ann Tenbrunsel], Princeton University Press, 2011) and over 200 research articles and chapters.

Locally, Max won the HBS Wyss Award for doctoral student mentoring, the HBS Williams Award for teaching excellence, and the HKS Adviser of the Year award. His former doctoral students have accepted positions at leading business schools throughout the United States, including the Kellogg School at Northwestern, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Fuqua School at Duke, the Johnson School at Cornell, Carnegie-Mellon University, Stanford University, the University of Chicago, Notre Dame, Columbia, the Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School.

His awards include an honorary doctorate from the University of London (London Business School), Aspen Lifetime Achievement Award, being named as Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics, a Daily Kos Hero from the Bush Era for going public about how the Bush Administration corrupted the RICO Tobacco trial and both the Distinguished Educator and the Distinguished Scholar Awards from the Academy of Management. Max’s consulting, teaching, and lecturing includes work in 30 countries.

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Courses Taught:

Negotiation and Decision Making: Trust, Emotions, Ethics, and Morality

Harvard Business School Decision Making and Negotiation Research Seminar

Harvard University Psychology Department “Changing the Game,” Advanced Management Program (AMP), Program for Management Development (PMD), and Women Leading Business: Innovation and Success (WLB).

Executive Programs at Harvard Business School Negotiation and Leadership.

PON Executive Education Seminar Research Interests: Conflicts of Interest, Decision-making, Ethics, Negotiation, Organizational Behavior Select Publications: Kramer, R. M., A. E. Tenbrunsel, and M. H. Bazerman, eds. Social Decision Making: Social Dilemmas, Social Values, and Ethical Judgments. Routledge, 2009.

Bazerman, Max, ed. Quanto Sei (a)Morale?: Leadership Etica E Psicologia Della Decisione. Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A., 2009. Bazerman, Max, and Michael D. Watkins.

Predictable Surprises. Harvard Business School Press, 2008, paperback ed. Bazerman, Max, and D. Moore.

Judgment in Managerial Decision Making. 7th ed. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2008. Malhotra, Deepak, and M. H. Bazerman. Negotiation Genius. Bantam Books, 2007. (Winner of the 2008 International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Outstanding Book Award.)

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One Response to “Max Bazerman, PON Executive Committee”

  • Sylvia A.

    Dear Dr. Bazerman: A recent study of Trump voters found they were willing to give up advantages of government programs from which they themselves benefited in order to take benefits away from people they deemed “undeserving.” You taught us that a trap in negotiation is to damage your own position in an irrational drive to punish the other guy or minimize their benefit. Would it be worth a paper–or perhaps just a blog entry–to examine how Trump supporters fell into this trap?


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