Hajo Adam is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jones
Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He received his B.B.A. in
International Management from the International University in Germany and his
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from INSEAD. Prior to joining Rice
University, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at the
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he received the
Faculty Impact Award for teaching excellence.
Hajo’s research investigates how cultural, emotional, and physical factors influence
key organizational processes such as task performance, decision-making, and
negotiation behavior. In a first research stream, he studies culture, emotions, and their
dynamic interplay, answering questions such as: How are people’s decisions shaped
by their cultural background? How do people react to the emotional displays of their
interaction partners? And how do these reactions vary across cultures? In a second
research stream, he studies the effects of clothing, exploring how what people wear
can transform how they think, feel, and behave.
Hajo has presented his research at the Academy of Management, the Society for
Personality and Social Psychology, and the Transatlantic Doctoral Conference. His
work has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Journal of
Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and
Social Psychology Bulletin, and Psychological Science. His findings have been
featured in media outlets in over a dozen countries, including the written press (e.g.,
The New York Times), radio (e.g., BBC radio), and television (e.g., ABC’s World
News This Morning).