2016 OB Division Doctoral Consortium


August 5-6, 2016

The 2016 OB Doctoral Consortium will be held August 5 and 6 as part of the pre-conference program at the Academy of Management meetings in Anaheim. 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 plan to apply for faculty positions in 2016 that begin in 2017.

The deadline for receipt of nominations and supporting materials is Friday, March 11, 2016, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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 plan on 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) and sponsored by the OB Division, there is the half-day “Halfway There” Doctoral Consortium and several PDW’s that focus on building an “Academic Career” and “Academic Life.” 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 are encouraged to attend the Junior Faculty Consortium.

The consortium begins on Friday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m. and will continue with a full day (8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) on Saturday, August 6. Participants are expected to attend all of the consortium sessions.

Organizational Behavior Doctoral Consortium Nomination Instructions

The Organizational Behavior Doctoral Consortium is designed for students who are in the final year of their doctoral program (i.e., students who are currently on the job market and who have made significant progress on their dissertation/thesis research) and priority will be given to students who have made the most progress toward completing their Ph.D. program, but who have not yet defended their dissertations.

Nomination Requirements: A completed nomination will include the following which will be completed and/or uploaded via the link provided below:

1. Nominee information (see link below)

2. The nominee’s one page vita/bio in PDF format (longer documents may be rejected). Please name the file with your last name followed by vita (e.g., NahrgangVita.pdf).

3. The nominee’s one page dissertation summary in PDF format (title and abstract is fine; longer summaries may be rejected). Please name the file with your last name followed by dissertation (e.g., NahrgangDissertation.pdf).

4. Advisor/program chair endorsement (see link below)

The completed nomination should be submitted by the nominating department/school, via the following link: http://wpcareyschool.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6KyKUvRgUBK7tc1

Only nominations submitted via the link will be considered.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Nahrgang at jennifer.nahrgang@asu.edu

Nomination deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016 (5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).

Welcome to OBWeb!

maryuhlbien1Welcome 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!

Mary Uhl-Bien

OB Division Chair


OB Awards Photos

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

OB Junior Faculty Workshop

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 bmaher@rollins.edu and cc Leanne Atwater at leatwater@uh.edu.

  • 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 leatwater@uh.edu; Ron Piccolo rpiccolo@rollins.edu

Official Website of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management