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About Roderick Swaab

Roderick is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the Academic Director of INSEAD's PhD programme and Academic Director, Negotiation and Conflict Management Collaborative. Roderick Swaab is directing Advanced Negotiations and Negotiation Fundamentals.

Roderick's research examines the impact of communication structures on value creation in business negotiations and conflict resolution. He also studies the emergence of hierarchies in teams and how these impact coordination, conflict, and performance. His research has produced interventions that improve negotiation, dispute resolution, and teamwork, and has been published in leading journals, such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science. His research and service to the field has received awards from the Academy of Management, the International Association for Conflict Management, the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO), and was featured in outlets like the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Time Magazine, Economist, Scientific American, and Forbes.

Roderick's teaching received several awards. He has won INSEAD EMBA's Best Teacher Award 5 times (2016-2021) for teaching the Negotiations Dynamics course and received the "Dean's Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching" 6 times (2015-2021) for teaching the OB1 core course and the Negotiations Dynamics course. He was also selected as one of Singapore’s most influential business professors aged 40 and under. His co-authored case "Ricardo Semler: A revolutionary model of leadership" won the Best Case in Human Resources / Organisational Behaviour awarded by the Case Centre. Prior to joining INSEAD Roderick held a position at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where he taught in the MBA and EMBA programs and was nominated for the Outstanding Professor of the year award.

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Roderick Swaab

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