Max H. Bazerman

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Max H. Bazerman
Born (1955-08-14) August 14, 1955 (age 63)
Other names Max Hal Bazerman

Max Hal Bazerman (born August 14, 1955) is Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He holds a doctorate degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in Industrial Administration and two honorary Doctorate degrees from Harvard and University of London. He has authored and coauthored many books and publications which are listed along with over 200 journal articles. He has been awarded with honors like Advisor of the year for Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Bazerman also has consulting and negotiating experience. He is also a founding partner of Think! Inc.[1] It is a forum of knowledge that offers contribution of ideas from top experts around the world, in their respective fields.

Education[edit]

2006: University of London – London Business School, Doctor of Science in Economics (honorary).
2000: Harvard University, Masters of Arts (honorary).
1976-1979: The Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University. M.S.O.B. (1978), Ph.D. (1979).
1973-1976: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Sciences in Economics (1976). Majors: Organizational Psychology and Accounting.

Career[edit]

Since 2000, Dr. Bazerman has been the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He has been with the school since 1998 as visiting scholar. From 1985-2000 he has held different positions at Kellogg School of Management varying from professor, chairperson and/or director.

Notable work[edit]

Bazerman works in the area of business psychology. He and his colleagues have worked on the psychology of accounting fraud, such as how to prevent fraud that occurred at companies such as Enron.[2] He has also done research on ethics, and why people will do unethical things.[3] His work in these fields has made him notable to both academic and media publications, from being quoted as an expert numerous times in the New York Times[4][5][6] to publications in major trade journals and at educational institutions.[7]

Whistleblower[edit]

Dr. Max Bazerman was hired as a remedy witness on the civil action case involving Phillip Morris[8] and United States Department of Justice. Dr. Bazerman was hired by the US Department of Justice to make recommendations about the penalties against the tobacco giant and its senior executives. He was asked to make his recommendations under the assumption that the court had found Phillip Morris guilty. Dr. Max Bazerman was paid $800 an hour which he decided he would donate to an irrevocable charitable trust in efforts to negate any bias he may be susceptible to due to the fact that he was employed by the United States Justice Department.

His recommendation included removal of senior management, court appointed monitors, having research done by private companies also monitored by the court, eliminating incentive and compensation for selling to the youth, and changing promotion policies to deter misconduct. He also recommended that managers should be educated on ways to handle biases in decision.

Dr. Bazerman was scheduled to take the stand on May 4, 2005. On April 30, he was approached by an attorney for the Department of Justice and asked to make amendment to his testimony otherwise he would be removed from the case. Dr. Bazerman did not oblige and continued with his testimony as planned.

Dr. Bazerman accounts that even though he knew something was wrong he didn’t take action immediately. It wasn’t until June 17, he read a story in the NY Times about Mathew Myers, president of Tobacco Free Kids, who has also testified on the same case. Myers had come forward about Robert McCullum, one of the leading officials in the Department of Justice, who attempted to get Myers to change his testimony also.

Dr. Bazerman then came forward and since then has been critical about why he didn’t notice the unethical interference sooner. He then began to focus on why some people notice right away and some don’t act on critical information.

Art of Noticing[9]

Dr. Bazerman’s accomplishments are lengthy as an expert in the field of study in Behavioral Psychology. He has written numerous articles on ethics and the art of noticing unethical behavior. He argues that ethicality is a product of psychological processes. His studies show that good people do unethical things often and without even considering it. One of his most well-known philosophies is the art of noticing. He studies and teaches how we often fail to recognize available signs and information surrounding us.

Dr. Bazerman also focuses his studies on loyalty and the effects of loyalty on unethical behavior. He uses this insight to help explain and understand the reasoning behind corporate scandals and corruptions.

Publication (books)[edit]

  • Bazerman, Max. The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.
  • Bazerman, Max, and Don A. Moore. Judgment in Managerial Decision Making. 8th ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  • Bazerman, Max H., and Ann E. Tenbrunsel. Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It. Princeton University Press, 2011.
  • Kramer, Roderick M., Ann E. Tenbrunsel and Max H. Bazerman, eds. Social Decision Making: Social Dilemmas, Social Values, and Ethical Judgments. New York: Routledge, 2009.
  • Bazerman, Max, ed. Quanto Sei (a)Morale?: Leadership Etica E Psicologia Della Decisione. Sole 24 ore S.p.A., 2009.
  • Bazerman, Max, and Michael D. Watkins. Predictable Surprises. Paperback ed. Harvard Business School Press, 2008.
  • Malhotra, Deepak, and M. H. Bazerman. Negotiation Genius. Bantam Books, 2007.
  • Moore, D., G. Loewenstein, D. Cain and M. H. Bazerman, eds. Conflicts of Interest. Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • Bazerman, Max. Judgment in Managerial Decision Making. 6th ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
  • Bazerman, M. H., ed. Negotiation, Decision Making, and Conflict Management. 3 vols. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2005.
  • Bazerman, M. H., and M. Watkins. Predictable Surprises. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
  • Bazerman, M. H., Jonathan Baron, and Katherine Shonk. You Can't Enlarge the Pie: Six Barriers to Effective Government. New York: Basic Books, 2001.
  • Bazerman, M. H. Smart Money Decisions. John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • Bazerman, M. H., D. M. Messick, A. E. Tenbrunsel and K. A. Wade-Benzoni, eds. Environment, Ethics, and Behavior: The Psychology of Environmental Valuation and Degradation. San Francisco: New Lexington Press, 1997.
  • Bazerman, M. H., and M. A. Neale. Negotiating Rationally. Free Press, 1992.
  • Neale, M. A., and M. H. Bazerman. Cognition and Rationality in Negotiation. Free Press, 1991.
  • Bazerman, M. H., R. J. Lewicki and B. H. Sheppard, eds. Handbook of Negotiation Research. Vol. 3, Research on Negotiation in Organizations. JAI Press, 1991.
  • Sheppard, B. H., M. H. Bazerman and R. J. Lewicki, eds. Research on Negotiation in Organizations: A Series of Analytical Essays and Critical Reviews. Vol. 3. JAI Press, 1990.
  • Bazerman, M. H. and R.J. Lewicki, eds. Negotiating in Organizations. Sage Publications, 1983.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 2008 - Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them (Center for Public Leadership) (Paperback)
  • 2005 - Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (Hardcover)
  • 2004 - Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them (Leadership for the Common Good) (Hardcover)
  • 2002 - "You Can't Enlarge the Pie": Six Barriers to Effective Government (Paperback)
  • 2001 - Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (5th Edition) (Paperback)
  • 1999 - Smart Money Decisions: Why You Do What You Do With Money (and how to change for the better) (Hardcover)
  • 1997 - Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (Paperback)
  • 1997 - Environment, Ethics, and Behavior (Paperback)
  • 1992 - Negotiating Rationally (Hardcover)
  • 1990 - Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (Wiley Series in Management) (Hardcover)
  • Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (Wiley Series in Management) (Paperback)
  • Cognition and Rationality in Negotiation (Hardcover)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  2. ^ "The psychology of accounting fraud". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Inc, Gallup. "Evaluating Your Business Ethics". Gallup.com. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Toy, Vivian S. (20 August 2006). "Let's Make a Deal". Query.nytimes.com. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Maybe We Should Leave That Up to the Computer". Query.nytimes.com. 18 July 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Tobacco Penalties Are Focus of Dispute". Query.nytimes.com. 23 March 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  7. ^ Deepak Malhotra; Max H. Bazerm. "Negotiation" (PDF). 4.stern.nyu.edu. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids". Tobaccofreekids.org. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  9. ^ Bazerman, Max. The Art of Noticing. 

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