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Professor Victor Vroom

Victor H. Vroom

BearingPoint Professor Emeritus of Management & Professor of Psychology

Professor Vroom is an authority on the psychological analysis of behavior in organizations, particularly on leadership and decision making. His 1964 book, Work and Motivation, is regarded as landmark in that field, and his books dealing with leadership, Leadership and Decision Making and The New Leadership, are widely cited as breakthroughs in the study of organizational behavior. A native of Canada, Professor Vroom has consulted to over 50 major corporations, including Bell Labs, GTE, American Express, and General Electric.


  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1958
  • MPs. Sc., McGill University, 1955
  • B. Sc., McGill University, 1953

Selected Works




  • Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award, Academy of Management, 2004
  • 2004 Literati Award, 2004 Literati Award, 2003
  • Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1998
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, American Psychological Society
  • Fellow, The Academy of Management
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Yale SOM Alumni Association, 1994
  • President, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1980-1981
  • James McKeen Cattell Award, American Psychological Association, 1970
  • Fulbright Lecturer in United Kingdom, 1967-1968
  • McKinsey Foundation Research Design Competition Winner, 1967
  • Ford Foundation Faculty Fellowship, 1961-1962
  • Ford Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Competition Winner, 1958-1959