Adrian Furnham

Agent: James Wills

Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, amongst others, the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College. He has recently been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009).

He has written over 700 scientific papers and 57 books including THE PROTESTANT WORK ETHIC (1990), PERSONALITY AT WORK (1994), THE PSYCHOLGY OF CULTURE SHOCK (2001), THE PEOPLE BUSINESS (2005), THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ATTRACTION (2007), MANAGEMENT INTELLIGENCE (2008), 50 PSYCHOLOGY IDEAS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW (2009) THE ELEPHANT IN THE BOARDROOM: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP DERAILMENT (2009).

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