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Roderick Swaab
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Roderick’s research examines the impact of communication structures on negotiation, conflict resolution, and group decision-making. He also studies the emergence of hierarchies in groups and how these impact team 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, the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO), and have been featured in popular media outlets. 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.

Roderick has been a pioneer of several courses at INSEAD, including the Organizational Behaviour I core class in the MBA program. He has won best case study awards, including the 2016 Best Case in Human Resources / Organisational Behaviour by the Case Centre. Roderick also teaches in a variety of INSEAD Executive Education programmes. He received the 2017 GEMBA Best Elective Faculty Award and was selected as one of Singapore’s most influential business professors aged 40 and under in 2016. Roderick received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam and was a visiting scholar at the University of Exeter, the Australian National University and Chulalongkorn University. Prior to joining INSEAD Roderick taught in the MBA and EMBA programmes at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.