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Dan Cable

Professor of Organisational Behaviour; Chair, Organisational Behaviour Faculty

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 mindset, gender in leadership, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviors.

Dan’s first book was Change to Strange: Create a Great Organization by Building a Strange Workforce. He also has published two edited books and more than 50 articles on culture and cultural fit, careers, and management in top academic journals. His most recent research was published in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review and the Academy of Management Journal, and has recently been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Business Week. In 2014 and 2012, 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 Carlsberg, Coca Cola, EY, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Ikea, McDonalds, MS Amlin, Prudential, pwc, Rabobank, Roche, and Siemens.

Research Awards

  • 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
  • Employee engagement