Professor Jennifer Jordan

Leadership and Organizational Behaviour


Jennifer Jordan is a social psychologist and is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD.

Professor Jordan's teaching, research, and consulting focus on the areas of digital leadership, ethics, influence, and power. She is the director of the Leading in the Digital Age and Leadership Essentials programs. Professor Jordan has received specialized training and certifications in lie- and truthfulness-detection, as well as in conflict resolution within organizations.

Her work in these areas has appeared in several scientific journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. She was also a contributor to the books, Leadership at the Crossroads: Psychology and Leadership and The Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom, as well as an editor of one of the seminal scientific books on wisdom, Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives. Her work has been mentioned in mainstream publications from The New York Times to De Volkskrant (Netherlands).

Prior to joining IMD, Professor Jordan was an Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands and a post-doctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management and Tuck School of Business in the United States.

Professor Jordan also served as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. Professor Jordan received her doctoral degree and two masters degrees (Masters of Philosophy and Masters of Science in Psychology) from Yale University (United States). She is a member of the editorial board of the journals Leadership Quarterly and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.


Giacomantonio, M., Jordan, J., Federico, F., van den Assem, M., & van Dolder, D. (forthcoming). The Evil Eye: Eye Gaze and Competitiveness in Social Decision Making. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Vriend, T., Jordan, J., & Janssen, O. (2016). Top or bottom? When and why bottom ranks elicit more unethical intentions than top or intermediate ranks. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 137, 142-155.

Sachdeva, S., Jordan, J., & Mazar, N. (2015). Green consumerism: Moral motivations to a sustainable future. Current Opinion in Psychology, 6, 60-65.

Mulder, L. B., Jordan, J., & Rink, F. A. (2015). The Effect of Specific and General Rules on Ethical Behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 126, 115-129.

Jordan, J., Galinsky, A. G, & Sivanathan, N. (2011). Risk-taking by those who have something to lose and nothing to gain: The role of power, stability, and stress. Administrative Science Quarterly, 56, 530-558.

Jennifer Jordan, J., Brown, M. E., Treviño L. K.,Finkelstein S., (2011) “Someone to Look Up To: Executive–Follower Ethical Reasoning and Perceptions of Ethical Leadership,” Journal of Management. Volume: 39 issue: 3, page(s): 660-683.

Jennifer Jordan, J., (2009) “A Social Cognition Framework for Examining Moral Awareness in Managers and Academics,” Journal of Business Ethics. Volume 84, Issue 2, pp 237–258.


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