Hajo Adam

Assistant Professor of Management (Organizational Behavior)

Hajo Adam is an Assistant Professor of Management at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. 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 Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he received the Faculty Impact Award for teaching excellence. More recently, he was selected by Poets & Quants as one of the world’s 40 best business school professors under the age of 40.

Hajo investigates the effects of culture on organizationally relevant psychological processes and interpersonal dynamics. His research comprises three streams. First, he examines the effects of multicultural experiences on creativity and the self-concept. Second, he explores the effects of cultural artifacts, such as clothing, on task performance. Third, he studies the effects of cultural backgrounds on decision-making and, in particular, the social influence of emotions in negotiations. Hajo’s research retains a broad interdisciplinary focus, resulting in collaborations with scholars in organizational behavior, marketing, and social psychology.

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 Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Psychological Science. His findings have also been featured in popular press, radio, television, and social media outlets in over a dozen countries, including Forbes, Men’s Health, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and YouTube (e.g., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtPPaCBJdw0).

Teaching Interests: 

-Negotiation
-Organizational behavior

Research Interests: 

-Culture
-Decision-making
-Emotion
-Negotiation
-Self-concept