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Roderick Swaab
Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Roderick’s research examines the impact of communication structures on value creation in business negotiations and conflict resolution. He also studies the emergence of social hierarchies in teams and how these impact coordination, conflict, and performance. His research has produced interventions that improve negotiation, dispute resolution, and collaboration, and has been published in leading journals, such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Psychological Science.

Roderick’s research received awards from the Academy of Management, the International Association for Conflict Management, the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO), and has been featured in popular media outlets like Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Time Magazine, Economist, Scientific American, and Forbes. He is also 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 taught several core courses and electives in INSEAD’s MBA and EMBA program as well as various Executive Education programs. He has won INSEAD EMBA's Best Teacher Award in 2017, 2018, and 2019 for teaching the Negotiations Dynamics course, received "Dean's Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching" since  2015 for teaching the OB1 core course and the Negotiations Dynamics course, and was selected as one of Singapore’s most influential business professors aged 40 and under. He also won best case study awards, including the 2016 Best Case in Human Resources / Organisational Behaviour 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.