Research Summary


by Deepak Malhotra


A large part of my work focuses on negotiation, dealmaking and conflict resolution. My latest book is Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks & Resolve Ugly Conflicts (without Money or Muscle).  Negotiating the Impossible has earned numerous distinctions (including the Best Business Book of 2016 by KnowSquare). My previous book on negotiation (with Max Bazerman) is titled Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond.  The book was awarded the 2008 Outstanding Book Award by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. 

My articles on negotiatin include: a paper that looks at how the degree and type of contract complexity shapes inter-firm dispute resolution when conflict arises; an article entitled "How to Negotiate with VCs"; an article on "How to Negotiate Your Job Offer"; and an article titled "A Definitive Guide to the Brexit Negotiations".  I have also contributed often to the Negotiation Newsletter, writing on topics such as: negotiating from a position of weakness, managing distrust, dealing with a seemingly irrational counterpart, using psychological influence tactics, making concessions strategically, and finding smart alternatives to lying in negotiation.  My current focus is on strategies for dealing with complex, ugly disputes.