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Professor at Bryant University, Author of Unlocking Creativity

Prof. Michael Roberto is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, where he teaches leadership, managerial decision-making, and business strategy. He joined the tenured faculty at Bryant after serving for six years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. He has also has been a Visiting Associate Professor of Management at New York Universitys Stern School of Business. Professor Robertos research focuses on strategic decision-making processes and senior management teams. More recently, he has studied why catastrophic group or organizational failures happen, such as the Columbia Space Shuttle accident and the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy. Professor Robertos research has earned several major awards. His 2004 article, "Strategic decision-making processes: Beyond the efficiency-consensus tradeoff," was selected by Emerald Management Reviews as one of the top 50 management articles of 2004. His book, Why Great Leaders Dont Take Yes For An Answer, was named one of the top 10 business books of 2005 by The Globe and Mail. His multimedia case study about the 2003 space shuttle accident, titled Columbias Final Mission, earned the software industrys prestigious Codie Award in 2006 for Best Postsecondary Education Curriculum Solution.

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