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John Carroll

John Carroll is the Gordon Kaufman Professor of Management, a Professor of Organization Studies and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the Lean Advancement Initiative at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Mass. His recent work focuses on industries that manage significant hazards, such as nuclear power, petrochemicals, and healthcare. He has examined the relationships among leadership, management philosophies, teamwork, mental models, safety culture, and human performance improvement.

Amy C. Edmondson

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. She has been recognized by the bi-annual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 and was honored with the Talent Award in 2017.

Michael Frese

Michael Frese is professor at National University of Singapore and Leuphana University in Germany. His research spans a wide range of basic and applied topics within organizational behavior and work psychology. His field studies on errors, error management and error management culture have received wide attention. In addition he is studying training.

Zhike Lei

Zhike Lei is an Associate Professor of Applied Behavior Science at the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. Previously, Dr. Lei was a faculty member at Georgetown University, ESMT European School of Management Technology (Germany), and George Mason University. Dr. Lei’s research explores how organizations and their employees and teams adapt and learn in complex, time-pressured, consequence-laden situations.

Jan U. Hagen

Jan U. Hagen is an associate professor at ESMT (European School of Management and Technology) in Berlin. Prof Hagen’s research and teaching focus is on leadership. He is particularly interested in understanding how teams and organizations deal with errors. Apart from journal articles he published the book Confronting Mistakes – Lessons from the Aviation Industry when Dealing with Error (Palgrave Macmillan) in 2013. His research has received media coverage in such outlets as the BBC, The Economist, Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Guardian, Forbes, Handelsblatt, Harvard Business Manager, Irish Times, Manager Magazin, Spiegel Online, and Sunday Times.

David A. Hofmann

David A. Hofmann is Hugh L. McColl, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina. His research focuses on the impact of leadership and organizational culture on safety and errors in organizations that operate in high-risk environments. He has edited two scholarly books on these topics, including “Errors in Organizations” with Michael Frese.

Peter F. Martelli

Peter F. Martelli is an assistant professor of Healthcare Administration in the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University, and Co-Director of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management (CCRM) at the University of California - Berkeley. His work examines how organizations recognize knowledge and "pay attention" in order to make sense of ambiguous environments, address weak signals, self-regulate, and learn. His background is in health services research, and he previously worked at the US Veterans Health Administration and at the American College of Physicians.

Rangaraj Ramanujam

Rangaraj Ramanujam is Richard M. and Betty Ruth Miller Professor of Management at the Owen Graduate school of Management of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He is a leading researcher and consultant on the organizational causes and consequences of operational failures in high-risk work settings. He serves on the editorial board of the Stanford University Pressseries on High Reliability and Crisis Management. He has also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Organzational Behavior.