Sim Sitkin is the co-founder of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association, and co-editor of its flagship Journal, Behavioral Science & Policy (BSP).
In addition, Sim is a Professor of Management, Director of the Behavioral Science and Policy Center and Faculty Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke University. Previously at Duke, he served as Academic Director at Duke Corporate Education, Area Head for the Management and Organizations Department and Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management Program. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management in 2010, International Network on Trust Research in 2010, and the Society of Organizational Behavior in 2013.
In addition to his BSP work, Sim is currently Editor of the Academy of Management Annals, Consulting Editor of Science You Can Use, and Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Trust Research. He has worked as a consultant and executive educator with many large and small corporations, non-profit and government organizations worldwide. His research has appeared in numerous journals, book chapters and books, including his most recent –Organizational Control (2010), The Six Domains of Leadership (2015) and Companion to Trust (forthcoming).
Prior to obtaining his PhD in organizational behavior from Stanford University, Sim spent over ten years in a variety of executive roles with responsibility for planning, information technology, financial administration, and research in consulting, non-profit, and government organizations.
Sim’s research focuses on how organizational control and leadership affects a variety of outcomes for organizations and their individual members. Most prominently, he has examined the factors that influence trust in organizations and their leaders, a willingness to take risks and learn from mistakes, and how leaders and organizational systems can help individuals make sense of the complex and changing circumstances they confront when trying to make good decisions. Sim has applied this work across numerous industries – notably in high tech and health care organizations and in professional service firms.