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Interdisciplinary Invited Lectures: “Decisions in projects: errors, lies and misunderstandings” provided by Prof. Joana Geraldi

Interdisciplinary Invited Lectures: “Decisions in projects: errors, lies and misunderstandings” provided by Prof. Joana Geraldi

Meeting date: 2021-01-22 (Friday), 18.00, Access code: gdmuhng

Decisions are a fundamental part of life. We believe to be rational and pondered, yet, current literature in behavioural and organizational decision making suggest that economic rationality is neither a good description nor a good normative guidance for decisions. This lecture will explore how decisions are then actually made. I will argue that as human beings do not follow the models of rationality advocated by the economists, it is worth rethinking the models as oppose to trying to change our brains. Based on the literature on behavioural and organizational decision making, I will discuss three different facets of decisions: errors, lies and misunderstandings.

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Bio

Joana Geraldi is associate professor at Copenhagen Business School, Department of Organizations, and leads the Pro&Con – Project Studies Group. She studies people in projects and develop people-centric organizational contexts for projects. Joana’s empirical contexts are in projects and project organizing across different industrial contexts, in particular, large engineering projects, IT, construction and wind industries. Her research earned international awards and led to over 50 publications, most of which in the key project journals and conferences. In the recent years, Joana is intrigued about decisions in projects, and studies how decisions happen in projects, looking at the interfaces between individual cognition, organizational decision making and artefacts, in particular, visualizations. Read more