Jennifer Petriglieri is Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, where she teaches the “Psychological Issues in Management” course in the MBA and the High Impact Leadership Programme for executives.
Her research investigates how individuals craft and sustain their personal and professional identities in contexts characterized by high uncertainty, such as mobile careers or organizations and professions in crisis. Jennifer’s research on how sudden crises in organizations and professions affect the identities and actions of their senior and most established members won the INFORMS/Organization Science dissertation proposal award. Her work on the personal foundations of leadership development received the GMAC Award for the most significant contribution to graduate management education, and her theoretical work on identity threat was selected as a finalist for the best paper of 2011 in the Academy of Management Review. Her research has appeared in the Academy of Mnagement Review, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and the Journal of Organizational Change Management. It has also been featured in the online editions ofBusinessWeek and the Harvard Business Review.
Jennifer has long been involved in experiential leadership development initiatives for multinationals from a variety of industries. Her work in this domain pays particular attention to the interplay between individuals’ life stories and group memberships and their decision-making and professional style in leadership roles. At INSEAD, she has been awarded the Dean’s commendation for teaching excellence and has been nominated for the best teacher award by MBA students.
A British citizen, Jennifer earned a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from INSEAD. She also holds an MBA from IMD, Switzerland, and a BSc. in genetics from Nottingham University, UK. Prior to joining INSEAD, she was a Post Doctoral Fellow of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School.