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Welcome to the Organizational Behavior [OB] Division of the Academy of Management.  We have over 6000 members from 65 countries so we are a large, vibrant and international division. We are a group of scholars devoted to studying and understanding individuals and groups within organizational contexts. Please have a look at our domain statement if you would like to learn more about our focus.

With such a large global membership and broad mission, it would be easy for our members to get lost in the crowd.  Our mantra is “making connections” and we work hard to create bridges across the boundaries that separate people with shared interests. While we provide many opportunities to make connections with others at our annual meeting (through PDWs, networking forums, receptions etc.), when you cannot be physically connected, we also have the OBWeb to keep you cyber-connected!

OBWeb is one way that you can make connections with the OB Division and its members but it is not the only way! The OB Division also maintains a listserv that provides a forum for members to post announcements, ask questions, get answers, and engage in a dialogue about Organizational Behavior issues. If you would like to sign up for the OB listserv, follow these simple instructions.

Thanks for being part of the OB Division!

Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro
OB Division Chair
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OB Awards Photos PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 August 2015 06:17

Congrats to all who were recognized by the OB Division. Here are the photos from that event.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 06:30
OB Doctoral Consortium 2015 Call for Nominations PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:03


August 7-8, 2015


The 2015 OB Doctoral Consortium will be held August 7 and 8 as part of the pre-conference program at the Academy of Management meetings in Vancouver. The consortium is open to OB doctoral students in the final stages of their programs.


The two-day consortium will begin on Friday afternoon and will continue throughout the day on Saturday - participants must attend both days. The program includes an interesting and energetic mix of presentations, discussions, and interactive sessions designed to launch doctoral students into their academic careers. Faculty presentations and roundtable sessions include topics such as crafting the right academic job, succeeding at research and publishing, preparing for effective teaching, and an ethics workshop, as well as other related topics.


OB is the biggest division in the Academy and in the past few years, we have received more applications that we can accommodate.  To keep the faculty-participant ratio to an optimal size, we will accept only 1 student per program. 


Applicants must meet the following criteria. 

1.      Be nominated by the program/department. Only one application per program will be accepted (e.g., one from management, one from industrial relations, and/or one from I/O Psychology).

2.      Endorsed by the students’ academic advisor. 

3.      Preference is given to those who have made the most progress toward completing their Ph.D., but have not yet defended their dissertation.  This consortium is for advanced OB students who will apply for faculty positions in 2015 that begin in 2016.


The deadline for receipt of nominations and supporting materials is Friday, March 13, 2015; 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please note that the submission date is earlier than in previous years to accommodate students who are traveling internationally. See below for instructions on how to submit your materials.


Schools are encouraged to nominate students in their final year of studies, who are working on their dissertation research, and entering the job market (e.g., in the US, students would typically have defended their dissertation proposal; International students would be writing up their findings and defending their thesis in the near future).  For students not at this stage, there is an Academy-sponsored, all-day doctoral consortium for new students (New Doctoral Student Consortium) as well a new half-day “Halfway There” Doctoral Consortium sponsored by the OB Division for students at earlier stages in their programs.  There also are a number of consortia offered by other divisions (i.e., HR division). 


Please note the OB Doctoral consortium is not open to those who have already completed their Ph.D. degree; new faculty will find the Junior Faculty Consortium more appropriate for their interests.


The consortium begins on Friday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m. and will continue with a full day (8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) on Saturday, August 8.  Participants are expected to attend all of the consortium sessions.

For more information, download the complete application.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:17
OB Junior Faculty Workshop 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 May 2015 19:31

OB Junior Faculty Workshop
Academy of Management
August 7-8 2015

The 2015 OB Junior Faculty Workshop will be held on August 7th (5:00pm – 9:00pm) and August 8th (8:00am – 5:00pm) as part of the pre-conference program at the AOM meeting in Vancouver.

The workshop will include engaging panel discussions with a diverse range of invited Faculty Fellows, as well as small group research discussions. Topics will include conducting high-impact research, having impact as a teacher and mentor, balancing work and personal life, and thriving in the tenure process. The workshop will also provide a unique opportunity to gain feedback on your own research in small group discussions from some of the leading scholars in OB. The following will participate as Faculty Fellows: Robin Ely, Talya Bauer, Keith Murnighan, Susan Ashford, Phil Podsakoff, Deanne DenHartog, and John Antonakis.

As part of the workshop, we will also hold a panel and small group discussion with editors of leading journals in OB, including editors from the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Leadership Quarterly, Organization Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, OBHDP, Personnel Psychology, ORM, JAP, GOM, and Academy of Management Discoveries.

Comments from the 2014 workshop included: “Meeting with journal editor was a fabulous opportunity”; “Matching with faculty mentors in small group setting was so interesting and helpful”; “I got some great feedback ideas to develop my research”

To register for the workshop you must (a) be a member of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy as of May 2015, (b) have completed at least one year in a faculty position, (c) have completed your PhD in the last five years (since 2010) and (d) register for the conference.

Prior to entering the AOM system to register for the PDW, please email the following information to Blake Maher  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and cc Leanne Atwater at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • Contact information (name, phone, email, address and any special dietary requirements)
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A 2-3 page (double-spaced) summary of a working paper or project in progress. This document will be shared with your Faculty Fellows and other participants.
  • Two topics/areas of interest. We will use these topic areas to match you with a Faculty Fellow. One of the topics should reflect your working paper or project in progress.

If you are selected (meet criteria and are among the first 40 to apply) Blake Maher will email you a registration code that you will use to register for the workshop on the AOM website. A registration fee of 150.00 U.S. dollars will be charged to partially defray meal costs, payable by debit or credit card to the Academy of Management. Be sure to select the correct PDW (OB Junior Faculty Workshop I) as there are many of them. (When you register for this you will automatically be registered for OB JFW II)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Your organizers,

Leanne Atwater, University of Houston  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Ron Piccolo  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 19:43
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