Ben Hardy

at Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education


Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education

Dr.Hardy is a lecturer at the Open University. He was previously a researcher in Neuroscience, Endocrinology and Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. Prior to this Dr Hardy worked as a veterinary surgeon in the pharmaceutical industry, general practice and veterinary academia. He is a former Chairman of the Association of Vets in Industry and trustee director of a major feline charity.

Awards & scholarships

  • CMI Management Article of the Year Award (for Hardy, B., Alcock, T. and Malpass, J. "Morale: unravelling its components and testing its impact within contact centres"), 2015
  • IBM PhD Research Fellow 2007-2008
  • Bateman Scholar, Trinity Hall, 2006-
  • Research Bursary, Trinity Hall, 2005-2008
  • Research interests
  • The bodily impact of social phenomena and social impact of bodily phenomena; the role of hormones in risk perception; morale in organisations; linguistic ambiguity in management research.

Ben Hardy is a member of the Finance & Accounting subject group.

Selected publications

Hardy, B. (2008) "Things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler: integrating management and physiology." Academy of Management Review, 33(4): 1007-1009

Hardy, B. and Ford, L.R. (2008) "The questions we ask are not always the ones that people answer: linguistics in survey research." In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 8-13 August, Anaheim, CA.

Hardy, B. and Ford, L.R. (2009) "'Our survey says...' very different things to different people: linguistics in survey research." In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 7-11 August, Chicago, IL.

Kandasamy, N., Hardy, B., Page, L., Schaffner, M., Graggaber, J., Powlson, A.S., Fletcher, P.C., Gurnell, M. and Coates, J. (2014) "Cortisol shifts financial risk preferences." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1317908111) (published online Feb 2014; forthcoming in print)

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