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Dan Cable

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Cornell University)

Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan’s areas of teaching, research, and consulting include employee engagement, leading change, organizational culture and its effects on sustained competitive advantage, leadership development, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviors.  

Dan’s most recent book is Change to Strange: Create a Great Organization by Building a Strange Workforce, and he also has published more than 50 articles on culture and cultural fit, careers, and management in top academic journals.  His most recent research was published in MIT’s Sloan Management Review and the Academy of Management Journal, and has been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Business Week.  In 2014, Dan won the “Best article in Organizational Behavior” from the Academy of Management, and in 2012 the Academy of Management Perspectives ranked Dan 22nd most influential management scholar.

Dan has worked with a broad range of organizations ranging from high-tech startups to the World Economic Forum.  His recent clients include Arla Foods, Areva, Carlsberg, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, McDonalds, pwc, Rabobank, Roche, and Twinings.


Antecedents and consequences of job seekers’ belief confidence during the recruitment process

Slaughter J; Cable D; Turban D

Journal of Applied Psychology

Oxford handbook of recruitment

Yu K Y T; Cable D

Reinventing employee onboarding

Cable D M; Gino F; Staats B R

MIT Sloan Management Review


Striving for self-verification during organizational entry

Cable D M; Kay V S

Academy of Management Journal

Why showing your face at work matters

Elsbach K; Cable D

MIT Sloan Management Review

The value of value congruence

Edwards J R; Cable D M

Journal of Applied Psychology

Strange Success

Cable D

Business Strategy Review


2012 Ranked 22nd most influential management scholar who received degree after 1991 (Scholarly Impact Revisited, Academy of Management Perspectives). 

2010 “Best Competitive Paper Award” and “McKinsey’s Best Practical Implications Award” of the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meetings

2006 Won “best paper” of the Academy of Management Annual Meetings


2006 Weatherspoon Distinguished Researcher Award

2003 MBA Master Teacher award

2003 UNC Research all-star award
2003 UNC Teaching all-star award, executive education
2001 Ernest J. McCormick Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
2000 Invited to join Personnel and Human Resources Research Group
2000 Selected by Ones & Viswesvaran’s as “most published authors during the 1990s” The Industrial Psychologist, April.
1999 Weatherspoon BSBA Best Teacher Award
1998 Sage Award for Best Paper, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management
1998 Belk Research Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
1996 Best Dissertation Award, Human Resources Division, Academy of Management
1996 S. Rains Wallace Best Dissertation Award, Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
1995 Best Student Paper, Human Resources Division, Academy of Management
1994 Martin Catherwood Award for outstanding publication in human resource management 

1990 Hinman Industrial and Organizational Psychology Scholarship for undergraduate research 

Research Interests

  • Cultural fit
  • Talent management
  • The organizational entry process
  • Incentive systems
  • Career success