Professor Gerardo Okhuysen joined The Paul Merage School of Business in July 2012 as a Professor of Organization and Management. 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.