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Jacob B. Hirsh

Jacob B. Hirsh

    Jacob B. Hirsh

    Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Degrees: PhD, University of Toronto
    Email: Send an email to Jacob B. Hirsh
    Phone: 416-978-3219


    Jacob Hirsh is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. His research focuses on understanding the role of personality processes in the workplace, especially as they relate to creativity, self-regulation, decision-making, and motivation. He has published on a diverse range of topics in journals including, the Psychological Review, Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Perspectives on Psychological Science. Jacob’s research has been featured in media outlets including, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Globe and Mail.

    Academic Positions

    2014-Present  Assistant Professor; Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga
    2011-Present  Assistant Professor; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2010-2011  Post-Doctoral Fellow; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Meaning and the horizon of interpretation: How goals structure our experience of the world; Hirsh, J. B.; In. J. Hicks & C. Routledge (Eds.), The Experience of Meaning in Life: Classical Perspectives, Emerging Themes, and Controversies. New York, NY: Springer Press.; 2013; Pages: 129-139
    • Psychological diversity and economic health; Hirsh, J. B., & Mehta, M.; In J. Horvath (Ed.), Valuing a Business in Volatile Markets. Toronto, Canada: Carswell; 2010

    Honors and Awards

    2013  Excellence in Teaching Award; Rotman School of Management
    2012  Excellence in Teaching Award; Rotman School of Management
    2011 - 2013  Insight Development Grant; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Creative Leadership: Strategies for Improving Organizational and Individual Creativity
    2010 - 2011  Post-Doctoral Fellowship; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Power, Decision-Making, and Self-Regulation: Implications for Economic Health
    2008 - 2010  Doctoral Fellowship; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Exploring the Neural and Cognitive Mechanisms of Trait Conscientiousness
    2009  Ken Dion Award for Most Outstanding Graduate Student in Social/Personality Psychology; University of Toronto

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Motivation, Decision-Making, and Self-Regulation
    Creativity and Innovation
    Performance Prediction and Personnel Selection
    Managing and Developing Human Potential
    Social/Personality Neuroscience
    Values, Meaning, and Morality


    RSM361: Human Resource Management
    RSM461: Managerial Negotiations
    RSM3090: Quantitative Research Methods in the Applied Behavioral Sciences
    SSM1060: Managing Sustainable Organizations   

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