Welcome to OBWeb! This is your place to find information about the Organizational Behavior (OB) Division in the Academy of Management. We are a vibrant community of over 6000 members from 65 countries. We research, teach and engage with practitioners around the world to address issues of importance in the management of individuals and groups in organizations. Our research helps us to understand how to build better workplaces that are productive for organizations and society, and fulfilling to organizational members. To learn more about what we do take a look at our domain statement.

OBWeb is one of many useful resources we use to connect with each other and share important information about what is happening in our community. Another valuable way in which we connect is through the OB listserv—if you are not already a member, we encourage to you to join the discussion today.

Thanks for being part of the OB Division!

Jeffrey R. Edwards

OB Division Chair



OB Division’s Spotlight Topic for 2018: Ethics

The OB Division will continue the Spotlight, an initiative launched last year to focus attention on a topic that falls within the domain of OB and represents an important challenge to organizations. For 2018, our Spotlight is Ethics, which encompasses the meaning, determinants, and consequences of moral and ethical behavior in organizations. We encourage submissions …

AOM OB Videos

The following videos have been added to OBWeb. Blake Ashforth LAA video The full page recognizing this award is available here or you can jump directly to the video: 2016 OB Plenary video Social Media Committee videos There are a number of videos that have been posted by the Social Media Committee that are available …

OB Executive Board

Chair-Track Positions

Past Chair
Kimberly D. Elsbach
Graduate School of Management
University of California, Davis

Jeffrey R. Edwards
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina

Cristina Gibson
University of Western Australia
School of Business G59

Program Chair
Sigal Barsade
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Program Chair-elect
Daan Knippenberg
Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University

OB Media Highlights

The OB division produces a number of multimedia resources to help showcase streams of research, provide better understanding of recent works, and recognize major awards received by our division members.

Under New Management audio podcast

Social media committee video interviews

AOM SMC Interview with David DeGeest

  • 25 July 2016
  • 2016 Outstanding Practical Implications Paper Award

Lifetime Achievement Award videos

The OB Division’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes senior scholars who have contributed to our discipline throughout their careers. The 2016 recipient of this award is Blake Ashforth. Here is his acceptance address:

Thanks to OB’s Sponsors!

Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior
Antwerp Management School
Group & Organization Management (Sage)
Journal of Management
Journal of Organizational Behavior (Wiley-Blackwell)
Mercer Workforce Sciences Institute
People Innovation Lab, Google
Sage Publications
Stanford University Press