Professor Gerardo Okhuysen joined The Paul Merage School of Business in July 2012 as a Professor of Organization and Management. He is also the Associate Dean of Masters Programs at the Merage School. His teaching focuses on Organizational Behavior, Effectiveness of Groups and Teams, and Decision Making. In general, Professor Okhuysen is concerned with improving the skills that individuals need to effectively influence group and organizational functioning. He comes to the Merage School from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.
In his research, Professor Okhuysen primarily works with groups in different decision situations, focusing on the management of task and environmental uncertainty. His work has examined negotiation settings and groups working on ambiguous or uncertain tasks, as well as small organizations working in contexts of high uncertainty. His current projects examine the role of conflict in groups, definitions of group success, and the role of the context in group activities.
Professor Okhuysen’s work has appeared in The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, The Annals of the Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Organization Science.
He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.
Creed, Douglas, Bryant A. Hudson, Gerardo A. Okhuysen, & Kristin Smith-Crowe. Forthcoming. Swimming in a Sea of Shame: Incorporating Emotion into Explanations of Institutional Reproduction and Change. Academy of Management Review, amr.2012.0074.
Hudson, Bryant A., & Gerardo A. Okhuysen. Forthcoming. Taboo Topics: Structural Barriers to the Study of Organizational Stigma. Journal of Management Inquiry. doi:10.1177/1056492613517510
Okhuysen, Gerardo A., David Lepak, Karen L. Ashcraft, Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca, Vicki Smith & Kevin H. Steensma. (2013). Theories of Work and Working Today. Academy of Management Review, 38(4), 491–502. doi:10.5465/amr.2013.0169
Kouchaki, Maryam, Gerardo A. Okhuysen, Golnaz Tajeddin, and Mary Waller. 2012. “The treatment of the relationship between groups and their environment: A critical examination of common assumptions in research.” Group and Organization Management, Vol. 37, pp. 171-203. doi: 10.1177/1059601112443850
Bonner, Bryan L., Gerardo A. Okhuysen, and Harris Sondak. 2011. “Intra-group Decision-making in Inter-group Negotiation: Majority/Minority Effects and Hawkishness of Member Preferences.” Group Dynamics, Vol. 15, pp. 246-257. doi: 10.1037/a0023757
Bechky, Beth A. and Gerardo A. Okhuysen. 2011. “Expecting the unexpected?: How SWAT officers and film crews handle surprises.” Academy of Management Journal. Vol. 54, 239-261.
Bonardi, Jean-Philippe and Gerardo A. Okhuysen. 2011. “From the Editor: The challenges of theory building through the combination of lenses.” Academy of Management Review, Vol. 1, 6-12.
Okhuysen, Gerardo A. and Beth A. Bechky, 2009. “Coordination in organizations: An integrative perspective.” In The Academy of Management Annals, Vol. 3, pp. 463-502.
Hudson, Bryant A. and Gerardo A. Okhuysen. 2009. “Not with a ten foot pole: Core-stigma, stigma transfer, and improbable persistence of men’s bathhouses.” Organization Science, Vol. 20, No. 1, 134-153.
Bolinger, Alexander R., Bryan L. Bonner, and Gerardo A. Okhuysen, 2009. “Sticking together: The glue role and group creativity.” In Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Margaret A. Neale, Elizabeth A. Mannix, and Jack Goncalo, (Eds.), pp. 265-287. [PDF file]
Okhuysen, Gerardo A. and Beth A. Bechky, 2009. “Making group process work: Harnessing collective intuition, task conflict, and pacing.” In the Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior: Indispensable Knowledge for Evidence-Based Management. Edwin A. Locke (Ed.), pp. 309-326.
Okhuysen, Gerardo A. and Hettie A. Richardson, 2007. “Group conflict as an emergent state: Temporal issues in the conceptualization and measurement of disagreement.” In Conflict in organizational groups: New directions in theory and practice, Kristin J. Behfar and Leigh L. Thompson, (Eds.), pp. 145-179. [PDF file]
Armagan, Sungu, Manuel P. Ferreira, Bryan L. Bonner, and Gerardo Okhuysen, 2006. “Temporality in negotiations: A cultural perspective.” In Research on Groups and Teams, Margaret A. Neale, Elizabeth A. Mannix, and Ya-Ru Chen (Eds.) [PDF file]
Galinsky, Adam D., Geoffrey J. Leonardelli, Gerardo A. Okhuysen, and Thomas Mussweiler. 2005. “The role of regulatory focus in negotiation: Promoting distributive and integrative success.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 31, 1-12.
Okhuysen, Gerardo A., 2005. Understanding group behavior: How a police SWAT team creates, changes, and manages group routines. In Qualitative Organizational Research, Kimberly D. Elsbach (Ed.), pp. 139-168. [PDF file]
Okhuysen, Gerardo A. and Bryan L. Bonner. 2005. “Future thinking in disadvantaged situations: The role of outcome delays and competitive issues in negotiation.” Motivation and Emotion, Vol. 29, No. 4, 465- 479.
Kirton, Byron, Gerardo A. Okhuysen, and Mary J. Waller, 2004. “Glossary of temporal terms.” In Research on Groups and Teams, Margaret A. Neale, Elizabeth A. Mannix, and Sally Blount (Eds.)
Okhuysen, Gerardo A., Adam D. Galinsky, and Tamara A. Uptigrove. 2003. “Saving the worst for last: The effect of time horizon on the efficiency of negotiating benefits and burdens.” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 91, 269-279.
Okhuysen, Gerardo A. and Mary J. Waller. 2002. “Focusing on midpoint transitions: An analysis of boundary conditions.” Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 45, 1056-1065.
Perlow, Leslie A., Gerardo A. Okhuysen, and Nelson Repenning. 2002. “The speed trap: Exploring the relationship between decision making and the temporal context.” Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 45, 931-955.
Okhuysen, Gerardo A. and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt. 2002. “Integrating knowledge in groups: How simple formal interventions enable flexibility.” Organization Science, Vol. 13, 370-386.
Rockett, Tracey L. and Gerardo A. Okhuysen, 2002. “Familiarity in groups.” In Research on Managing Groups and Teams, Margaret A. Neale, Elizabeth A. Mannix, and Harris Sondak (Eds.) [PDF file]
Ancona, Deborah, Gerardo A. Okhuysen, and Leslie Perlow. 2001. “Taking time to integrate temporal research.” Academy of Management Review, Vol. 26, 512-529.
Okhuysen, Gerardo A. 2001. “Structuring change: Familiarity and formal interventions in problem solving groups.” Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 44, 794-808.
Okhuysen, Gerardo A. and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, 2000, “Excel through group process”, in Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior, Edwin A. Locke (Ed.)
Okhuysen, Gerardo A. and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, 1998, “How teams make smart decisions in technology-based firms”, in the Handbook of Technology Management, Richard Dorf (Ed.)
Mason, Anthony K. and Gerardo A. Okhuysen, 1995. “Computer aided process planning using natural language part descriptions.” Journal of Systems Engineering, Vol. 5, pp. 27-35.