Ronald Fry, PhD, MS, BS

Professor
Department of Organizational Behavior
Weatherhead School of Management

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Large systems change
  • Strength-based change methodology
  • Group dynamics
  • Positive affect in group and system change
  • Business as agent for world benefit

Publications

“Inquiring into Appreciative Inquiry: A conversation with David Cooperrider and Ronald Fry.” (2018) Grieten, S. Lambrechts, F., Bouwen, R., Huybrechts, J., Fry, R. and D Cooperrrider, Journal of Management Inquiry. Sage Publishing

Fry, R. (2018). In David Szabla, William Pasmore, Mary Barnes, and Asha Gipson (Ed.), Richard Beckhard: Pioneer Thinker in Organization Development   New York, NY: Palgrave - Macmillan

“An Appreciative Inquiry into Business as Agent for World Benefit.” (2017) Fry, Ronald, AI Practitioner, 19 (2), 9-16

“Mirror Flourishing and the Positive Psychology of Sustainability+.” Cooperrider, D. L., Fry, R. E. Journal of Corporate Citizenship (46), 3-12.

“Appreciative Inquiry Research Notes: Deepening Our Understanding of Power of the AI Discovery Phase.” (2015) Fry, Ronald, AI Practitioner, (17 (3), 68-71.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Organization Studies and Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1978
Master of Science
Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1971
Bachelor of Science
Systems Engineering
University of California at Los Angeles
1969