The conference seeks answers to the following questions: Do effective management decisions come from experience, intuition, genes or from analytical data-driven approaches? Supposedly, it takes nearly 10 thousand hours of practice and learning to gain expert knowledge and skills. Can such experience be replaced by scientific analysis of big data, personality traits, or psychology in decision making?
Conference moderator: Ergo Metsla
Registration is now closed. Conference participation is free of charge (seats are limited). Coffee breaks and lunch are included.
Eugene Sadler-Smith is Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Surrey Business School. He has a B.Sc. from the University of Leeds and a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham. Before moving into academia he worked for British Gas plc (1987-1994). His main research interests are intuition (in organizational decision making) and hubris (in leadership). His research has been published in various international peer-reviewed journals such as Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Psychology, Business Ethics Quarterly, Human Relations, Organization Studies, Organizational Research Methods, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, etc. He has written four sole-authored books: Learning and Development for Managers (Blackwell, 2006); Inside Intuition (Routledge, 2008), The Intuitive Mind (John Wiley and Sons, 2010; translated into Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian); and Hubristic Leadership (Sage, 2019). His research and consultancy work has included projects with various public and private organizations and government departments; his intuition research has featured in the media including BBC Radio, Sky TV, The Times newspaper, Forbes (Korea), etc. Eugene Sadler-Smith is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), and Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS).