Larry Hirschhorn, PhD



4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Larry Hirschhorn, PhD

Degrees Earned

BA, Economics, Brandeis University
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Larry is a recognized expert on the application of psychodynamics to individuals and organizations. He is a founder, owner and principal at the Center for Applied Research (CFAR), a private management consulting company with offices in Philadelphia and Boston. CFAR specializes in organizational development, strategy, change implementation, collaboration, and leadership transition.

Larry’s expertise is in helping clients who face the challenges of strategy formulation and strategy execution, and toward these outcomes he has helped to develop many strategic methods and tools. Educated as an economist, his approach focuses on the links between a client's business system, and the system of human relationships within the organization, blending business analytics with social science insights to help leaders of complex organizations improve performance and productivity. Also educated in psychodynamics, he is particularly interested in unconscious motivation as it affects work and group dynamics.

Among Larry’s scholarly achievements he has won the Eliot Jaques award from the Society of Consulting Psychology, is a participant in the annual Oxford Scenarios Program at the Said Business School, Oxford University, has given the Richard Normann Lecture at Green Templeton College, Oxford University, and is a founding member and former president of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. He is the author of four books, many articles, and writes a blog, Learning from Experience. His faculty positions have included at Fielding Graduate University and the University of Pennsylvania.