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Sigal Barsade

Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor

Professor of Management

Research Interests: emotional intelligence, emotions in organizations, micro-organizational behavior, organizational culture, team dynamics senior management teams

Links: CV, What is Group Affect and why does it Matter in Organizations? Video Answer


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 1994; BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986

Recent Consulting

Research and consulting involve the influence of emotions and emotional intelligence on work behavior, organizational culture and change, team behavior, executives and their management teams, the effect of personality on managerial performance, and power and politics in organizations. Has written about emotional contagion in groups, emotional intelligence, the influence of dispositional affect on managerial decision making, the fit between individuals' personalities and other's in their work teams, organizational culture, the escalation of commitment in the banking crisis, and the study of power and emotion in organizational behavior. Sample consultancies include Del Monte, GlaxoSmithKline, Jewish Lifecare Systems, Levi Strauss, Merrill Lynch, NBA - National Basketball Association, Oxford Health Plans, Philadelphia Gas Works, and Wyndham Worldwide.

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2003-present. Previous appointment: Yale University

Professional Leadership

Editorial Board, Administrative Science Quarterly, 1999-2014; Editorial Board, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, July 2007-2010; Editorial Board, Organization Science, January 2008-present; Editorial Board, Academy of Management Review, 2002-2008; Judge, Academy of Management Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior  Award, 2013 & 2014; Judge, Academy of Management Newman Award, 2009; Panelist, OB Junior Faculty Workshop, 2007, 2011, 2012.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership

Board Chair, CT Children’s Museum, 1999-2006; Board Member, CT Children's Museum, 1999-2014; Board of Advisors, University of Pennsylvania, Student Federal Credit Union, 2010-2011; Board Member, Adath Israel Pre-school, 2006-2009.