David L. Patient
David Patient is Professor in the People & Organizations area at Vlerick Business School in Belgium since 2020, and a Visiting Professor at CATÓLICA-LISBON.
David has a law degree from the University College London, and an MBA and PhD from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. David's research, which focuses on effective managerial communication and employee motivation, has been published in top academic journals, including Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.
From 2006 to 2019, David was a Professor in Organizational Behavior at CATÓLICA-LISBON, where his roles included Director of CUBE - Católica Lisbon Research Unit in Business and Economics, and Academic Director of several programs, including the Master in Psychology in Business and Economics, the Executive Master in Management with a specialization in Leadership Development, and the Lisbon MBA. David has designed, coordinated, and taught in numerous open executive programs and custom executive programs, including for international clients such as WebSummit and Sands China Casinos.
From 2016 to 2019, David served a three-year term as an elected Representative-at-Large on the Board of Governors of the 20,000-member Academy of Management, the leading international organization for management scholarship.