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David J. Hickson

by Roland Buresund last modified 2007-05-21 09:57
David Hickson is Emeritus Professor of International Management and Organization at the University of Bradford's School of Management. His academic life began with work as a researcher under Professor Reg Revans at UMIST. David subsequently researched at the University of Aston where his role model was Derek Pugh. Later he took up professorships at the University of Alberta, Canada and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Professor Hickson's main interests are the process of decision making and the impact of cultural differences between countries. From his earliest days he recognized the value of team working in research and he has worked closely with many influential management thinkers of different nationalities. His research interests led him in 1970s to become a founder member of EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies and, later, founding editor of the supranational research journal Organization Studies. He holds a Swedish Honorary Doctorate.

Best known among David Hickson's many works published in collaboration with other authors are Top Decisions, Management Worldwide, Exploring Management across the World, Managerial Decision Making and Writers on Organizations.

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