Teresa Amabile

  • Harvard Business School

Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business AdministrationĀ at Harvard Business School, as well as a Director of Research there. Her research investigates how life inside organizations can influence people and their performance. Her current research program focuses on the psychology of everyday work life: how events in the work environment influence subjective experience and performance, including creativity, productivity, and commitment to the work. She is the author of The Progress Principle, Creativity in Context, and Growing Up Creative (Harvard Business Press, 2011), as well as more than 150 scholarly papers, chapters, case studies, and presentations. Teresa has presented her theories, research results, and practical implications to various groups in business, government, and education, including Google, Pixar, Intel, TEDx Atlanta, Procter & Gamble, Novartis International AG, and Genentech. She currently serves as a director of Seaman Corporation and a trustee of Canisius College. Teresa earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University.