Fischhoff selected to give Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies
Professor Baruch Fischhoff has been selected to give this year's Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at Oxford University.
The Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies are jointly organized by Oxford University Press and the Saïd Business School. Every year a leading international academic is invited to give a series of lectures on a topic related to management education and research, broadly defined. The lectures form the basis of a book subsequently published by Oxford University Press.
In his series of lectures, Fischhoff will explore how the studied myopia of our academic disciplines both provides unique insights and impedes our wisdom, usefulness, and social acceptability.
Focusing on the disciplines of psychology and management science, Professor Fischhoff will examine how decisions might be analyzed by informed observers, how people intuitively approach those decisions, and what can be done to help them along – by improving either their understanding or their options. In this case, the “people” are not the public, whom we normally study, but ourselves, as we choose problems, formulate studies, and interpret results.
The lectures will conclude by proposing strategies for a shared future, in which disciplines collaborate with one another and the society that they hope to serve.