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Ramon Aldag

Ramon Aldag

Expert on decision making, entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational behavior and culture, change, stress and coping, computerized decision aids, and motivation.

Professor, management and human resources; Glen A. Skillrud Family Chair in Business Wisconsin School of Business Work: 608-263-3771 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Behavioral decision making. I have taught behavioral decision making at UW-Madison for more than 40 years and have done related research.
  • Organizational culture. I have taught seminars on organizational culture and have done related research, some funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Group processes. I have taught seminars on group processes and published related research, including on group decision processes (such as groupthink).
  • Job design. I have done extensive research on job design, including job enrichment, and wrote an early book, Task Design and Employee Motivation.
  • Fun at work. I have taught seminars on emotions in organizations and conducted research on "fun at work."


  • Past president, Academy of Management; the primary professional association in my field, with more than 20,000 members in 101 countries.
  • Past Dean of the Fellows of the Academy of Management (the Fellows is the AoM's honorary society). Past executive director, Weinert Center.
  • Author of 11 books, most recently Creating High Performance Teams, 2015.
  • Author of more than 90 articles and book chapters.
  • Member, Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Review, Organization and Environment, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, etc.
  • Chair and or/member of more than 75 Ph.D. thesis committees.
  • Thermal engineer (late 1960's and early 1970's) on various Apollo, Voyager, and other aerospace projects at Bendix Aerospace Division, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.