Eugene Sadler-Smith

Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith


Professor of Organizational Behaviour
+44 (0)1483 683101
55 MS 03

Biography

Biography

I am Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Surrey Business School. My first degree was from the University of Leeds (School of Geography), and my Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (Thesis title 'Individual differences and the design of instructional materials', 1988-1992, part-time). My previous employment experience includes working in the human resource development department of British Gas plc (1987-1994).My current research interests are intuition, insight, hubris, and virtue ethics. My research has been published journals such as Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Management, British Journal of Educational Psychology, British Journal of Psychology, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Management Learning, Organizational Research Methods, and Organization Studies.I have written several books including Inside Intuition (Routledge, 2008) and The Intuitive Mind (John Wiley and Sons, 2010). The latter has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian, and was shortlisted for the Chartered Management Institute's 'Management Book of Year' award in 2010 (the winner was Mintzberg's Managing).I am currently joint Editor-in-Chief of Management Learning; my current and previous editorial board responsibilities include: Academy of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, and Journal of Management Education.I have received research funding from The British Academy, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Daedalus Trust, Leverhulme Foundation and South-East Doctoral Training Consortium. My research and consultancy work has included projects with Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Tesco, The Mind Gym, and Tias Nimbas (Tilburg); my intuition research has featured on BBC Radio 4 and in The Times.My h (Hirsch) indices are currently 20 (ISI Web of Knowledge) and 44 (Google Scholar).My research focuses on issues that have the potential for demonstrable influence (i.e. impact) on management and leadership practice and/or business policy in areas such as policing (my intuition research), invention and innovation (my insight research), and leadership (my hubris research).

Research interests

Intuition in all aspects of managerial workInsight in invention and innovationHubris in leadershipVirtue ethics in management and organization

Teaching

I currently teach:Human Resource Development (PG)Decision Making (UG)Leadership (UG)Ethics (UG)

Affiliations

I'm a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD)

Editorial Responsibilities

Joint Editor-in-Chief: Management Learning

Member of the International Editorial Board: Academy of Management Learning and Education

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board: Journal of Management Education

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board: Human Resource Development International

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board: Journal of European Industrial Training

Consulting Editor: International Journal of Management Reviews

My publications

Publications

Publications: Books

Sadler-Smith, E. (2010). The Intuitive Mind. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons (324pp)

Sadler-Smith, E. (2008). Inside Intuition. Abingdon: Routledge (352pp)

Sadler-Smith, E. (2006). Learning and Development for Managers: Perspectives from Research and Practice. Oxford: Blackwell (480pp)

Smith, PJ. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2006). Learning in Organisations: Complexities and Diversities. Oxford: Routledge (239pp)

Publications: Book Chapters

Burke, L.A. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2011), Integrating intuition into higher education: a perspective from business and management. In M. Sinclair (Ed.) Handbook of Intuition Research. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar. pp. 237-246.

Hodgkinson, G.P. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2011), Investigating intuition: beyond self-report. In M. Sinclair (Ed.) Handbook of Intuition Research. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar. pp. 52-66

Sadler-Smith, E. & Shefy, E. (2010), Intuitive intelligence. In J. Gold, A. Mumford & R. Thorpe (Eds) The Gower Handbook of Management and Leadership Development. Aldershot: Gower, pp.387-403.

Sadler-Smith, E. (2009), A duplex model of cognitive style. In R.J. Sternberg & L-F. Zhang (Eds) Perspectives on the Nature of Individual Differences. Boston: Springer, pp.3-28.

Sadler-Smith, E. (2009). Cognitive styles and learning strategies in management education. In S.J. Armstrong & C. Fukami (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Management Learning, Education and Development, Los Angeles, Sage: pp.301-324.

Sadler-Smith, E., Hodgkinson, G.P & Sinclair, M. (2008), A matter of feeling? The role of intuition in entrepreneurial decision making and behaviour. In N.M. Ashkanasy, W.J. Zerbe & C.J. Hartel (Eds) Research on Emotion in Organisations: Volume 4, emotions, ethics and decision-making. Bingley: JAI Press: pp.35-55

Sinclair, M, Sadler-Smith, E. & Hodgkinson, G.P., (2008), The role of intuition in strategic decision making, A. Costanzo and R.B. McKay (Eds.) The Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar: pp.393-417

Sadler-Smith, E & Sparrow, PR, (2007), Intuition in Organisational Decision-Making, In G.P. Hodgkinson, and W.H. Starbuck, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision-making, Oxford: Oxford University Press: pp.305-324

Sadler-Smith, E. & Lean, J. (2003). The practice of human resource development (HRD) in smaller firms. In J. Stewart and G. Beaver (Eds.) Human Resource Development in Small Organisations: research and practice, London, Routledge: pp.124-148

Sadler-Smith, E. (2001). Self-perception of team-roles: some implications for business and management. In R.J. Riding, & S.G. Rayner, (Eds). International Perspectives on Individual Differences (2): Self-Perception, Stanford, JAI Press, pp.101-132

Sadler-Smith, E. (1999). Cognitive style and learning in organisations. In R.J. Riding, & S.G. (Rayner, Eds). International Perspectives on Individual Differences (1): Cognitive Styles. Stanford, JAI Press, pp.181-214

Publications: Academic Journal Papers

Post-2007

Sadler-Smith, E. (accepted) Before virtue: Biology, brain, behavior and the 'moral sense'. Business Ethics Quarterly

Gore, J. & Sadler-Smith, E. (in press) Unpacking intuition: A process and outcome framework. Review of General Psychology

Akinci, C. & Sadler-Smith, E. (forthcoming) Intuition in management research: A historical review. International Journal of Management Reviews

Armstrong, S.J., Cools, E. & Sadler-Smith, E. (forthcoming) The role of cognitive styles in business and management: Reviewing 40 years of research, International Journal of Management Reviews

Chaston I. & Sadler-Smith, E. (forthcoming) Entrepreneurial cognition, entrepreneurial orientation and firm capability in the creative industries, British Journal of Management

Sadler-Smith, E. (2011) The intuitive style: Relationships with local/global and visual/verbal styles, gender, and superstitious reasoning, Learning and Individual Differences, 21, 263-270

Hensman, A. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2011). Intuitive decision making in banking and finance, European Management Journal, 29, 51-66.

Hodgkinson, G.P., Sadler-Smith, E., Burke, L.A., Claxton, G & Sparrow, P. (2009). Intuition in organizations: Some implications for strategic management, Long Range Planning, 42, 277-297.

Hodgkinson, G.P., Sadler-Smith, E., Sinclair, M. & Ashkanasy, N. (2009). More than meets the eye? Intuition and analysis revisited, Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 342-346.

Blackman, D. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2009). The silent and the silenced in organisational knowing and learning, Management Learning, 40: 569-585

Sadler-Smith, E. & Burke, LA. (2009). Fostering intuition in management education, Journal of Management Education, 33: 239-262.

Armstrong, S.J. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2008). Learning on demand, at your own pace, and in rapid bite sized chunks: The future shape of management development? Academy of Management Learning and Education, 7(4): 571-586.

Hodgkinson, GP., Langan-Fox, J. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2008). Intuition: A fundamental bridging construct in the behavioural sciences, British Journal of Psychology, 99(1): 1-27

2001-2007

Sadler-Smith, E. & Shefy, E. (2007). Developing intuitive awareness in management education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 6(2): 186-205

Gold, J., Thorpe, R., Sadler-Smith, E. & Woodall, J. (2007). Continuing professional development in the legal profession: A practice-based-learning perspective, Management Learning, 38(2): 235-250

Leybourne, S. & Sadler-Smith E. (2006). The role of intuition and improvisation in project management, International Journal of Project Management, 24: 483-492

Burke, LA. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2006). Instructor intuition in the educational context, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 5(2): 169-181

Shefy, E. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2006). Applying holistic principles in management development, Journal of Management Development, 29(4): 368-385

Sadler-Smith, E. & Shefy, E. (2004). The intuitive executive: Understanding and apply 'gut feel' in decision making, Academy of Management Executive, 18(4): 76-91

Sadler-Smith, E. (2004). Cognitive style and the performance of small and medium sized enterprises, Organization Studies, 25: 155-182

Sadler-Smith, E. & Smith, PJB. (2004) Strategies for accommodating individual's styles and preferences in flexible learning programmes, British Journal of Educational Technology, 35: 395-412

Sadler-Smith, E., El-Kot, G. & Leat, M. (2003). Differentiating work autonomy facets in a non-western context: relationships with commitment and satisfaction, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 24: 709-732

Hodgkinson, G.P. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2003). Complex or unitary? A critique and empirical reassessment of the Allinson-Hayes Cognitive Style Index, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 76: 243-268

Sadler-Smith, E., Hampson, Y., Chaston, I. & Badger, B. (2003). Managerial behaviour, entrepreneurial style and small firm performance, Journal of Small Business Management, 41: 47-67

Rainbow, S.W. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2003). Attitudes to computer assisted learning amongst business and management students, British Journal of Educational Technology, 34: 615-624

Sadler-Smith, E. (2001) A reply to Reynold's critique of learning style, Management Learning, 32: 291-304

Sadler-Smith, E. (2001). Three or four learning styles? A reply to Swailes and Senior, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 9: 207-214

Sadler-Smith, E. (2001). The relationship between learning style and cognitive style. Personality and Individual Differences, 30: 609-616

Sadler-Smith, E., Spicer, D. P. & Chaston, I. (2001). Learning orientations and growth in smaller firms. Long Range Planning, 34: 139-158

Chaston, I., Badger, B. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2001). Organisational learning: an empirical assessment of process in small UK manufacturing firms, Journal of Small Business Management, 7: 139-151

Chaston, I., Badger, B., Sadler-Smith, E. & Mangles, T. (2001). The Internet and E-commerce: an opportunity to examine organizational learning processes in small manufacturing firms, International Small Business Journal, 19, 13-30

Chaston, I., Badger, B., Sadler-Smith, E. & Mangles, T. (2001). Organisational learning style, competencies and learning systems in small manufacturing firms, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 21, 1417-1432

Gardiner, P., Leat, M. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2001). Organisational learning: some implications for human resource management, Human Resource Development International, 4: 391-406

Savvas, M., El-Kot, G. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2001). A comparative study of cognitive styles in Egypt, Greece, Hong Kong and the UK, International Journal of Training and Development, 5: 64-73

1996-2001

Sadler-Smith, E., Allinson, C.W. & Hayes, J. (2000). Cognitive style and learning preferences: some implications for CPD, Management Learning, 31: 239-256

Sadler-Smith, E., Badger, B. & Leat, M. (2000). Personnel practitioners are people too: a short note on their job-induced tension, job satisfaction and organisational commitment. Human Resource Management Journal, 10: 8-15

Sadler-Smith, E., Down, S. & Lean, J. (2000). Modern training methods: rhetoric and reality, Personnel Review, 29: 474-490

Sadler-Smith, E., Gardiner, P. Badger, B., Chaston I. & Stubberfield, J. (2000). Developing small firms through collaborative action. Human Resource Development International, 3: 285-306

Sadler-Smith, E., Spicer D. & Tsang, F. (2000). The Cognitive Style Index: a replication and extension, British Journal of Management, 11: 175-181

Chaston, I., Badger, B. & Sadler-Smith, E. (2000), Organisational learning style and competencies: a comparative investigation of transactionally-oriented UK manufacturing firms, European Journal of Marketing, 34: 625-640

Sadler-Smith, E. (1999). Intuition-analysis cognitive style and learning preferences of business and management students, Journal of Managerial Psychology, 14: 26-38

Sadler-Smith, E. (1999). Intuition-analysis cognitive style and approaches to studying, Educational Studies, 25: 159-174

Sadler-Smith, E., Down, S. & Field, J. (1999). Adding value to HRD: evaluation, Investors in People in small firm training, Human Resource Development International, 2: 369-390

Sadler-Smith, E. & Riding R.J., (1999). Cognitive style and learning preferences, Instructional Science, 27: 355-371

Chaston, I., Badger, B. & Sadler-Smith, E. (1999). The organisational learning system within small UK manufacturing firms, International Journal of Training and Development, 3: 269-277

Lean, J., Down, S. & Sadler-Smith, E. (1999) An examination of the developing role of personal business advisors within Business Link, Environment and Planning C (Government and Policy), 17: 609-619

Lean, J., Down, S. & Sadler-Smith, E. (1999). The nature of the client Personal Business Advisor relationship with Business Link, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 6: 80-88

Sadler-Smith, E. (1998). Cognitive Style: some human resource implications for managers, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 9: 185-202

Sadler-Smith, E. & Badger, B. (1998). Cognitive style, learning and innovation, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 10: 247-265

Sadler-Smith, E. & Badger, B. (1998). HR practitioners' attitudes to Continuing Professional Development, Human Resource Management Journal, 8: 66-75

Sadler-Smith, E, Sargeant, A & Dawson, A. Higher level skills training: meeting the needs of small businesses, International Journal of Training and Development, 1: 216-229

Sadler-Smith, E., Sargeant, A., & Dawson, A. (1998) Higher Level Skills Training and SMEs, International Small Business Journal, 16: 84-94

Sadler-Smith, E. & Tsang, F. (1998) A comparative study of approaches to studying in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, British Journal of Educational Psychology, 67: 81-93

Sargeant, A., Sadler-Smith, E. & Dawson, A. (1998). University collaboration and Regional Economic development - exploiting the potential, Local Economy, 13: 257-266

Sadler-Smith, E. (1997). Learning style: frameworks and instruments, Educational Psychology, 17: 51-64

Riding, R.J. & Sadler-Smith, E. (1997). Cognitive style and learning strategies: some implications for training design. International Journal of Training and Development, 1: 199-208

Badger, B., Sadler-Smith, E. & Michie, E. (1997). Outdoor management development: use and evaluation, Journal of European Industrial Training, 21: 318-325

Sadler-Smith, E. (1996). Approaches to studying: age, gender and academic performance, Educational Studies, 22: 367-380

Sadler-Smith, E. (1996). Learning Styles: a holistic approach, Journal of European Industrial Training, 20: 29-36

Sadler-Smith, E. (1996). 'Learning styles' and instructional design, Innovations in Education and Training International, 33: 185-193

Sargeant, A., Sadler-Smith, E. & Dawson, A. (1996). Bridging the academic practitioner divide, Industrial and Commercial Training, November, 1996: 16-25

Riding, R.J. & Sadler-Smith, E., (1992), Type of instructional material, cognitive style and learning performance, Educational Studies, 18: 323 - 340

Publications: Professional Magazines and Press Articles

Human Resource Management: International Digest (2010), Interview by Juliet Norton with Eugene Sadler-Smith, author of The Intuitive Mind: 18(5): 39-41

People Management, Instinct messaging, 25th February 2010.

The Times, 13th August 2007. When you just know (the lead story in Times 2 and commented upon in The Times leader column of the same day)

Personal Führung, Intuition in decision-making and management, 8: 36-43

People Management, The twin imperatives of intuition and analysis in decision-making, 24th February, 2007

The Psychologist, 18(10), Psychology and the music of Michael Tippett, The Psychologist, 592, October 2005 (in celebration of the centenary of the composer's birth)

People Management, The implications of thinking styles and learning strategies, 16th June 2005

Recruiter Magazine, Head or heart: how far can you trust your business intuition?, 9th February 2005

People Management, Professional Standards Research: developing intuition, 11th November 2004

People Management, Eugene Sadler-Smith rounds up the latest HRM research, 26th February 2004

People Management, Maximising the benefits of brainstorming, 23rd October 2003

People Management, Hollywood's pitchers and catchers: judging creative potential, 23rd October 2003

People Management, Eugene Sadler-Smith rounds up the latest HRM research, 15th May 2003

Observer, Interview on entrepreneurs' intuition (January 2003)