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Roderick Swaab
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour


Roderick’s research examines the impact of communication structures and technologies on negotiation, conflict resolution, and group decision-making. He also studies the impact of hierarchy on how people collaborate in teams by focusing on the interplay among coordination, conflict, and performance. His research has produced interventions that improve negotiation, dispute resolution, and collaboration, and has been widely published in leading journals in his field, such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science. His papers received several best paper awards from the Academy of Management, the International Association for Conflict Management, and the National Science Foundation in The Netherlands.

Roderick teaches a variety of courses at INSEAD, including the Organizational Behavior core class in the MBA program and the Negotiations elective in both the MBA and EMBA program. He has also conducted executive training sessions for various organizations including Astellas Pharma, Bank Islam, Cisco Systems, EY, Janssen Benelux, Merck, Stibbe, Société Générale and Tetrapak, and taught in the Managing Global Virtual Teams open enrollment program. Prior to joining INSEAD Roderick taught in the MBA and EMBA program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also received several teaching excellence awards. Moreover, one of his teaching cases was awarded the 2016 Best Case in Human Resources / Organisational Behaviour by the Case Centre.

Roderick is an Associate Editor at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and serves as an editorial board member at the Academy of Management Review. His research has been featured in popular media outlets like: CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Times (UK), The Guardian (UK), Time Magazine, The Economist, Scientific American, Sports Illustrated, Bloomberg's Businessweek, Forbes. Roderick was selected as one of Singapore’s most influential business professors aged 40 and under.