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Dan Lovallo

Dan Lovallo

Professor of Business Strategy

Rm 506
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 5538
Fax +61 2 9036 5378


Dan Lovallo is a Professor of Business Strategy at the University of Sydney and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Business Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley. His research is concerned with psychological aspects of strategic decisions and has appeared in the American Economic Review, Management Science and the Harvard Business Review. He received his PhD from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Strategic Management Journal and the McKinsey Finance.

Research Grants


Behavioural strategies for selecting innovation projects

When financing new innovations, everyone wants to back a potential winner. However, not spotting a winning project and letting opportunity to innovate pass, has significant negative consequences. This project will analyse how design thinking by senior executives and investors can boost innovation by not rejecting a good project.

ARC Discovery Project

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