2019 Max Bazerman

Max Bazerman
Sponsored by Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

The OB Division's Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes senior scholars who have contributed to our discipline throughout their careers.

The 2019 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is Max Bazerman!

Max is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.

As members of the Award Committee aptly noted:
“Max Bazerman has had an important impact over many years in the area of decision making in organizations. Even more impactful, however, is his research on negotiations in organizations. Not only is it foundational, but coupled with the developmental aspects of instructional materials based on his research it has transformed the topic of negotiations into a near universal part of all MBA programs. The instructional approach he developed with his colleagues constitutes the basis of the vast majority of those programs. His work as a doctoral student advisor has also led to an extremely large number of important faculty at top institutions who evidence his commitment to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service.”
“I suppose that many of us go into this line of work hoping that we might at some point in our careers influence the direction of an important field of study. Max Bazerman has for several decades been the central figure and driving force behind several related domains of organizational behavior: negotiations, judgement and decision making, and more recently, behavioral ethics. That he has managed to bring the rigor of scholarly inquiry to these areas while also spear-heading evidence-based practice is remarkable. Add to it, his family tree of doctoral trainees is itself a “who’s-who” of influential management scholars.”
Congratulations to Max!  Also, many thanks to the award committee: Kevin Corley (Chair), Joyce Bono, Sim Sitkin, Ben Tepper, and Amy Wrzesniewski.