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Katharina Pick

Faculty, Los Angeles

PhD and AM, Harvard University; BS, Wellesley College

Katharina Pick received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University. Her research examines the internal group dynamics of corporate boards of directors with a particular focus on the psychology of board membership, speaking up behavior, and board process in decision-making and conflict resolution. Other research interests include gender and leadership, role negotiation and social identity in high status groups, and sense-making and diffusion of deviant organizational behavior. Pick teaches MBA courses on Women in Leadership, Organizational Behavior & Theory, and Teams.

Katharina Pick
  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

    Blind Spots, Biases, and Other Pathologies in the Boardroom (with Kenneth A. Merchant, Business Expert Press, 2010)

    “Corporate Governance and Development” (Book Review) Corporate Governance (2010)

    “First Among Equals: Leading Your Fellow Directors as a Board Chair,” Boardroom Realities: Building Leaders Across Your Board (edited by Jay Conger. Jossey-Bass, 2009)

    “Can You Hear Me Now?” Harvard Business Review (July-August, 2008)

    “The Social Nature of Boards.” Brooklyn Law Review, vol. 70: no. 4 (with Rakesh Khurana, 2005)

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