Ray Aldag on Real-World Decision Making

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We are delighted to welcome Dr. Ray Aldag to the SAGE podcast for the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies! Dr. Aldag joined us to expand on key points in his Distinguished Scholar Invited Essay, “Behavioral Decision Making: Implications for Leadership and Organizations,” published in the JLOS May 2012 issue. Click here to play the interview and learn more about the relevance and power of behavioral decision making, along with prescriptions for leadership, motivating and strategy. You can also subscribe on iTunes and follow this link to read Dr. Aldag’s essay.

Ray Aldag is the Glen A. Skillrud Family Chair in Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught for 39 years.  His Ph.D. is from Michigan State University.  Prior to his academic career, Ray was a thermal engineer on various Apollo, Voyager, and other aerospace projects.

A past president of the Academy of Management and a past dean of the Academy’s Fellows group, Ray has served on the Academy’s Board of Governors and as chair and/or program chair of the Academy’s Organizational Behavior, Research Methods, and Public/Nonprofit Sector divisions.

He serves on six journal editorial review boards, among them the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Ray has published nine books and more than 80 journal articles and book chapters.  His research interests include behavioral decision making, group processes, emotions in organizations, and organizational culture.

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