Professor Richard Hackman died of lung cancer on January 8, 2013. Social Psychology Network is maintaining this profile for visitors who wish to learn more about Professor Hackman's work.
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- J. Richard Hackman, an Expert in Team Dynamics, Dies at 72 (New York Times)
- J. Richard Hackman, PhD (1940-2013) (American Psychological Association, Division 49)
- Richard Hackman; explored elements of successful teams (Boston Globe)
- Richard Hackman, 73 (Harvard Gazette)
- Richard J. Hackman (New Haven Register)
- J. Richard Hackman (1940-2013) (Harvard Business School)
- Organizational Researchers Honor J. Richard Hackman’s Legacy (Association for Psychological Science)
- Memorial service for former faculty member John Richard Hackman (Yale News)
- In Memoriam: Richard Hackman, a scholar who cared about government (Federal Computer Week)
- Appreciating Richard Hackman: A Pioneer in the Field of Teams (Roger Schwarz & Associates)
J. Richard Hackman is Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from MacMurray College and his doctorate in social psychology from the University of Illinois. He taught at Yale for twenty years and then moved to his present position at Harvard.
Professor Hackman teaches and conducts research on a variety of topics in social and organizational psychology, including team performance, leadership effectiveness, and the design of self-managing teams and organizations. His most recent books are Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances, which in 2004 won the Academy of Management’s Terry Award for the most outstanding management book of the year, and Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes to Make Them Great (with Ruth Wageman, Debra Nunes, and James Burruss). He serves on the U. S. Intelligence Science Board and on the Board of Trustees of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Group Processes
- Interpersonal Processes
- Organizational Behavior
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Persuasion, Social Influence
Research Group or Laboratory:
- The Group Brain Project
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- Hackman, J. R. (2011). Collaborative intelligence: Using teams to solve hard problems. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
- Hackman, J. R. (2002). Leading teams: Setting the stage for great performances. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
- Hackman, J. R. (Ed.). (1990). Groups that work (and those that don't): Creating conditions for effective teamwork. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers.
- Wageman, R., Nunes, D. A., Burruss, J. A., & Hackman, J. R. (2008). Senior leadership teams: What it takes to make them great. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
- Allmendinger, J., Hackman, J. R., & Lehman, E. V. (1996). Life and work in symphony orchestras. The Musical Quarterly, 80, 194-219.
- Frank, L. L., & Hackman, J. R. (1975). Effects of interviewer-interviewee similarity on interviewer objectivity in college admissions interviews. Journal of Applied Psychology, 60(3), 356-360.
- Hackman, J. R. (2009). Joseph E. McGrath (1927–2007). American Psychologist, 64(3), 217.
- Hackman, J. R. (2003). Learning more from crossing levels: Evidence from airplanes, orchestras, and hospitals. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 24, 1-18.
- Hackman, J. R. (1980). Work redesign and motivation. Professional Psychology, 11(3), 445-455.
- Hackman, J. R. (1978). The design of work in the 1980s. Organizational Dynamics, 7(1), 3-17.
- Hackman, J. R., Jones, L. E., & McGrath, J. E. (1967). A set of dimensions for describing the general properties of group-generated written passages. Psychological Bulletin, 67(6), 379-390.
- Hackman, J. R., & Lawler, E. E. (1971). Employee reactions to job characteristics. Journal of Applied Psychology, 55(3), 259-286.
- Hackman, J. R., & Wageman, R. (2007). Asking the right questions about leadership. American Psychologist, 62, 43-47.
- Hackman, J. R., & Wageman, R. (2005). When and how team leaders matter. Research in Organizational Behavior, 26, 37-74.
- Lawler, E. E., & Hackman, J. R. (1969). Impact of employee participation in the development of pay incentive plans: A field experiment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 53(6), 467-471.
- Morris, C. G., & Hackman, J. R. (1969). Behavioral correlates of perceived leadership. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 13(4), 350-361.
- Oldham, G. R., Hackman, J. R., & Pearce, J. L. (1976). Conditions under which employees respond positively to enriched work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 61(4), 395-403.
- Scheflen, K. C., Lawler, E. E., & Hackman, J. R. (1971). Long-term impact of employee participation in the development of pay incentive plans: A field experiment revisited. Journal of Applied Psychology, 55(3), 182-186.
- Woolley, A. W., Gerbasi, M. E., Chabris, C.F., Kosslyn, S. M., & Hackman, J. R. (2008). Bringing in the experts: How team composition and collaborative planning jointly shape analytic effectiveness. Small Group Research, 39, 352-371.
- Hackman, J. R., & Edmondson, A. C. (2008). Groups as agents of change. In T. Cummings (Ed.), Handbook of organization development (pp. 167-186). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Hackman, J. R., & Katz, N. (2010). Group behavior and performance. In S. T. Fiske, D. T. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (5th ed., pp. 1208-1251). New York: Wiley.
- Advanced Social Psychology
- Individual Behavior in Organizations
- Introduction to Psychology
- Leadership and Group Performance
- Managing Teams in Organizations
- Personality, Groups, and Organizations
- Professional Issues in Organizational Behavior
- Psychological Measurement
- Research Methodology
- Social Psychology of Organizations