Conclusions and a look forward

David Waldman, Pierre A. Balthazard, Suzanne Peterson

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While reiterating the benefits of applications of neuroscience to both research and practice, we also acknowledge in this concluding chapter the potential issues that will continually need to be addressed. Specifically, we overview ontological and epistemological concerns, such as the potential for excessive reductionism. We also address ethical issues that could come into play for both researchers and practitioners. Finally, we conclude with a look forward to the future by suggesting that the “approach,” rather than the “avoidance,” of organizational neuroscience is likely to grow over time. One exciting possibility is how an examination of the human brain in work and organizational settings is likely to be a prime example of the “big data” trends that the future will bring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-306
Number of pages12
JournalMonographs in Leadership and Management
StatePublished - 2015


  • Interdisciplinary
  • Leader development
  • Neuroethics
  • Reductionism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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