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Glen R. Whyte

Glen Whyte

    Glen R. Whyte

    Marcel Desautels Chair in Integrative Thinking
    Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management  

    Degrees: PhD, Yale University
    MPhil, Yale University
    MA, Yale University
    JD/MBA, Osgoode/University of Toronto
    Email: Send an email to Glen R. Whyte
    Phone: 416-978-4369


    Glen Whyte is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Rotman. His research interests include topics related to individual and group judgment and decision making, and managerial negotiations. Glen is a former Associate Dean of Curriculum at Rotman, and is currently an Academic Director of the Rotman and Institute of Corporate Directors’ Education Program. Glen consults frequently to the private and public sector on negotiation and dispute resolution, decision making, risk management and corporate governance.

    Academic Positions

    1998-Present  Professor, OBHRM
    1995-1998  Executive Director, MBA Programs
    2003-Present  Desautels Chair in Integrative Thinking
    2001-2005  Associate Dean, Curriculum

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • The Effects od Self-Efficacy on Behavior in Escalation Situations; Whyte, G. & Saks, A; Human Performance,; Issue: 20; 2007; Pages: pp. 23-42
    • Collective Efficacy and Vigilant Problem Solving in Group Decision Making: A Non-Linear Model.; Tasa, K. & Whyte, G.; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Issue: 96; 2005; Pages: pp. 119-129
    • Groupthink; The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management. Oxford:Blackwell.; 2004
    • Recasting Janis' Groupthink Model: The Lead Role of Collective Efficacy in Decision Fiascoes; Organization Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, forthcoming; Issue: 73; 1998; Pages: pp. 185-209
    • A Cross-Cultural Exploration of the Reference Dependence of Crucial Group Decisions Under Risk: Japan's 1941 Decision for War; Levi, A. & Whyte, G.; Journal of Conflict Resolution; Issue: 41; 1997; Pages: pp. 792-813
    • When Success Breeds Failure: The Role of Perceived Self-Efficacy in Escalating Commitment to a Losing Course of Action; Whyte, G., Saks, A., & Hook, S.; Journal of Organizational Behaviour; Issue: 18; 1997; Pages: pp. 415-432
    • The Futility of Utility Analysis Revisited: When Even an Expert Fails; Whyte, G. & Latham, G.; Personnel Psychology; Issue: 50; 1997; Pages: pp. 601-611
    • The Effect of Multiple Anchors on Anchoring in Individual and Group Judgement; Whyte, G. & Sebenius, J.; Organizational Behviour and Human Decision Processes; Issue: 69; 1997; Pages: pp.75-85
    • The Futility of Utility Analysis; Latham, G. & Whyte, G.; Personnel Psychology; Issue: 47; 1994; Pages: pp. 31-46
    • The Origins and Function of the Reference Point in Risky Group Decision Making: The Case of the Cuban Missile Crisis; Whyte, G, & Levi, A; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Issue: 7; 1994; Pages: pp. 243-260

    Honors and Awards

    1996,1998  Students' Graduate Business Council Teaching Excellence Awards; Rotman School of Management
    1992  Best Paper Award; Academy of Management Executive

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Teaches courses in Managerial Negotiations, Decision Making, and Leadership. Teaches in 2YR MBA, 3YR MBA, EMBA, Omnium, and Executive Programs (e.g., Academic Director, Director's Education Program) Research includes managerial negotiations, individual and group decision making, groupthink, escalating commitment, and risk management.  

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