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Richard H. Price is Stanley E. Seashore Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies, Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, and Professor by courtesy in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Rick Price at the University of MichiganHis current research focuses on leadership and organizational innovation. He is conducting field studies in Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Korea, China and the United States to understand how leaders use their political intuition and social networks to create innovative organizations.

As Director of the Michigan Prevention Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, he and his colleagues conduct surveys and field experiments on organizational innovations aimed at improving the conditions of working life. The Center has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Joyce Foundation, and the California Wellness Foundation.

Price is a cofounder of ICOS, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies. Price was founding Director of the Organizational Studies Program at the University of Michigan and also founding Director of the Barger Leadership Institute at Michigan.

In 2010 Price received the American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Application of Psychological Knowledge. Price has received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Society for Research and Action, the Group Psychologist of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association, the International Research Award and the Prevention Science Award from the Society for Prevention Research and the Lila Roland Award for Prevention Research from the National Mental Health Association.

He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He holds an honorary appointment as Professor of Psychology, Institute of Psychology, in the Chinese National Academy of Sciences.

Price has served on the Board of Trustees of the William T. Grant Foundation, and as an advisor to the Institute of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Carnegie Corporation, and a number of foundations. He has also been an advisor to government agencies and corporations in a number of countries in Europe and Asia as well as in the United States.


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