■ Drucker Faculty ■
Katharina Pick
Clinical Assistant Professor
Katharina Pick
Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (2007)
A.M. in Sociology from Harvard University (2005)
B.S. in Economics from Wellesley College (1998)



Teaching Interests and Areas of Expertise

Organizational behavior, small groups and teams, organizational theory, leadership, boards of directors/corporate governance, power and influence.


Katharina Pick came to the Drucker School from Harvard University where she received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior. Her research examines the internal group dynamics of corporate boards of directors with a particular focus on the psychology of board membership, speaking up behavior, and board process in decision-making and conflict resolution. Recently, she has written on the subject of boardroom dynamics and board leadership. Other research interests include gender and leadership, role negotiation and social identity in high status groups, and sensemaking and diffusion of deviant organizational behavior.

She teaches MBA courses on Women in Leadership, Organizational Behavior & Theory, and Teams.

Outside of work Katharina is an avid tennis player, enjoys travel, playing guitar, film, and live music.


  • Merchant, Kenneth A. and Katharina Pick, (2010) Blind Spots, Biases, and Other Pathologies in the Boardroom. Business Expert Press.
  • Pick, Katharina (2010) "Corporate Governance and Development (Book Review)" Corporate Governance.
  • Pick, Katharina (2009) "First Among Equals: Leading Your Fellow Directors as a Board Chair," Boardroom Realities: Building Leaders Across Your Board edited by Jay Conger. Jossey-Bass.
  • Pick, Katharina. (2008) “Can You Hear Me Now?" Harvard Business Review, July.
  • Khurana, Rakesh and Katharina Pick (2005) "The Social Nature of Boards." Brooklyn Law Review, vol. 70: no. 4.


MGT345 Organizational Behavior
MGT316 Teams    


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