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 Annual Spotlight on Inequity Highlights Conference at UC Davis

At the 2017 annual meeting in Atlanta the OB Division launched a year-long focus on inequity. In the spirit of keeping our members informed about interesting research and events on this topic, we are happy to announce the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, in cooperation with the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences and …

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