Conference 2013: Prof. Cristoph Loch abstract. The evolutionary roots of hubris and strategies to watch yourself
Loch, Professor Christoph: “hubris is older than humanity. Therefore, it represents a temptation that everyone is prone to. But this does not imply inevitability, only a need to be watchful
We will see evidence that hubris is older than humanity. Therefore, it represents a temptation that everyone is prone to. But this does not imply inevitability, only a need to be watchful, the ways of which we will discuss during this session.
Professor Christoph Loch
Director, Cambridge Judge Business School
Professor Loch serves as the Director of Cambridge Judge Business School, UK. His research revolves around the management of innovation processes and project management more broadly. A particular aspect of his research that is relevant in the context of this conference is managing creative and autonomous people, where the emotional aspects of motivation are as important as (or even more than) goals, processes and incentives.
Christoph Loch was Chaired Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD 1994-2011, where he also served as Dean of the PhD program 2006-2009 and as the director of the INSEAD Israel Research Centre 2008-2011. Between 2001 and 2011, he served as department editor and Associate Editor of Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management and Research Technology Management. He has written 60 articles in the leading journals in technology and operations management, and he has co-authored four books. He serves on the supervisory board of an educational software start-up company.
Professor Loch holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur degree from the Darmstadt Institute of Technology in Germany.