Allan M. Filipowicz

Allan M. Filipowicz

  • Clinical Professor

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Faculty Expertise

  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership
  • Negotiations
  • Emotions


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Allan Filipowicz is clinical professor of management and organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Professor Filipowicz's research focuses on how emotions drive or impede leadership effectiveness, at both the intrapersonal and interpersonal levels. Within this domain, he studies the relationship between emotions and risky decision making; the influence of humor on both leadership and negotiation effectiveness; the impact of emotional transitions in negotiations; and the relationship between genes, chronotype (morningness–eveningness) and performance.

His work has been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Forecasting, Creativity Research Journal, Journal of Circadian Rhythms, and Scientific Reports.

Professor Filipowicz teaches Managing and Leading Organizations (recently winning a Best Core Faculty Award), Negotiations, Executive Leadership and Development, Leading Teams, and Critical and Strategic Thinking. He has taught executives across the globe, from Singapore to Europe to the US, with recent clients including Medtronic, Bayer, Google, Pernod Ricard, and Harley-Davidson.

Professor Filipowicz received his PhD from Harvard University. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania, and degrees in electrical engineering (MEng, BS) and economics (BA) from Cornell University. His professional experience includes banking (Bankers Trust, New York) and consulting, including running his own boutique consulting firm and four years with The Boston Consulting Group in Paris.

Recent Courses

  • NCCT 5050 - Critical and Strategic Thinking
  • NCCY 5050 - Critical and Strategic Thinking
  • NCC 5040 - Leading Teams
  • NBA 6820 - Negotiation I: Negotiation Essentials
  • NBAE 6660 - Negotiations
  • BANA 5040 - Teamwork and Collaboration

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Harvard University, 2002
  • MA Harvard University, 2001
  • MBA University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • MA University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • MEng Cornell University, 1987
  • BS Cornell University, 1986
  • BA Cornell University, 1986