HR Most Influential Thinkers

2015 Ranking

1 Cary Cooper 50th Anniversary professor of organizational psychology & health Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
2 Rob Briner Professor of organisational psychology School of Management, University of Bath
3 Adrian Furnham Professor of psychology University College London
4 Steve Peters Undergraduate dean of Sheffield Medical School and CEO of Chimp Management
5 Veronica Hope-Hailey Dean and head of school University of Bath
6 Herminia Ibarra Cora Chaired professor of leadership and learning and professor of organisational Behaviour INSEAD
7 Jeffrey Pfeffer Thomas D Dee II professor of organizational behavior Stanford Business School
8 Stephen Bungay Director Ashridge Strategic Management Centre
9 Wendy Hirsh Independent researcher, and principal associate Institute for Employment Studies
10 Patrick Wright Thomas C Vandiver Bicentennial Chair Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
11 Edward Lawler Director Center for Effective Organisations and distinguished professor of business, University of Southern California
12 Marcus Buckingham Author and founder Marcus Buckingham Company
13 Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge Founder Quality & Equality
14 Stephen Bevan Director Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation
15 Andrew Campbell Director Ashridge Strategic Management Centre
16 Michael West Professor of organisational psychology Lancaster University Management School, and Senior Fellow The King’s Fund
17 Josh Bersin Principal and founder Bersin by Deloitte
18 Amy Edmondson Novartis professor of leadership and management Harvard Business School
19 Paul Kearns Chair The Maturity Institute
20 Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Professor of business psychology University College London and Columbia University
21 Marshall Goldsmith Adjunct professor of business administration Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
22 David Collings Professor of HR management Dublin City University
23 Adam Grant Professor of management Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
24 Shlomo Ben-Hur Professor of leadership and organizational behavior IMD
25 Denise Rousseau University professor and HJ Heinz II professor of organizational behavior and public policy Carnegie Mellon University and Heinz College and Tepper School of Business
26 Stewart Friedman Practice professor of management, The Wharton School of Business University of Pennsylvania
27 Vlatka Hlupic Professor of business and management Westminster Business School
28 Sylvia Ann Hewlett Founder and CEO Center for Talent Innovation
29 Steven D'Souza Associate professor IE Business School
30 Liz Mellon Executive director and chair of the editorial board of Dialogue Authentic Leadership and Duke Corporate Education