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

m.uhl-bien@tcu.edu

2016 OB Division Doctoral Consortium

AOM ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 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.

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Culture and Creativity: Interview with Roy Chua

Mike interviews Roy Chua about how cultural tightness and cultural distance affect creativity. In a study of hundreds of contests on an international crowdsourcing platform, Roy and his colleagues looked at who entered and won these creative contests. They found that people from tight cultures–cultures where norms are strong and people are punished for violating those norms–were less likely to enter and win foreign creative contests than people from loose cultures. This effect was even stronger when the culture of the country sponsoring the contest was very different (cultural distance) from the culture of the participants. Roy says companies need to target their creative efforts at different sources, depending on whether they come from tight or loose cultures.

Roy Chua

Roy Chua is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at the Singapore Management University (SMU) – Lee Kong Chian School of Business. In his primary stream of research, he studies how cultural diversity in a globalized workplace influences creativity and innovation. Professor Chua also has a keen interest in understanding organizational behavior and management processes in the Asian context. He is an award winning management scholar and has published in leading academic periodicals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

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