J. Richard Hackman (1940-2013)

5 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2013

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Ruth Wageman

Harvard University

Teresa M. Amabile

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Date Written: July 16, 2013


When J. Richard Hackman died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on January 8, 2013, psychology lost a giant. Six and a half feet tall, with an outsize personality to match, Richard was the leading scholar in two distinct areas: work design and team effectiveness. In both domains, his work is foundational. Throughout his career, Richard applied rigorous methods to problems of great social importance, tirelessly championing multi-level analyses of problems that matter. His impact on our field has been immense.

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Wageman, Ruth and Amabile, Teresa M., J. Richard Hackman (1940-2013) (July 16, 2013). Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 14-009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2295054 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2295054

Ruth Wageman

Harvard University ( email )

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Teresa M. Amabile (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )

Cambridge, MA 02163
United States

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