At the Academy of Management OB Division, we advance the development of scholars and scholarship within the content domain of organizational behavior. We strive to positively influence management, thought, and practice

Statement From the Division Chair

Welcome to the Organizational Behavior (OB) Division of the Academy of Management. We are a vibrant community of scholars, teachers, consultants, practitioners, and graduate students from over 60 countries around the world. Our 6,000+ members seek to advance the development of scholars and scholarship within the OB domain, are devoted to understanding individuals and groups in an organizational context, and engage in research, teaching, and consulting that improves the workplace, organizational functioning, and management practice.

Programming sponsored and developed by the OB Division is focused on three priorities: rigor, relevance, and relationships.

  • We promote and encourage rigorous scholarship, teaching, and consulting that relies on valid evidence and the highest quality scientific research.
  • We encourage scholarship that is relevant, practical, and in pursuit of answers to the most challenging questions about the workplace.
  • We strive to develop a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive community of scholars, teachers, consultants, and practitioners.

Thank you for your interest in the OB Division. Please see our Division’s domain statement to learn more, and feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Ron Piccolo

OB Division Chair


Upcoming Events

OB Division News

  • OB@AOM That’s a (Science) Riot! Cultivating Research Impact through Stand-up Comedy

    Participation is open to those who self-identify that their involvement would expand access and enhance representation in the management academic community. Applications (via ) are due 15 June for Cohort A, and 8 July for Cohort B. The fee per ... More
  • OB@AOM Bridging Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship

    The OB Division, in collaboration with the ENT Division and sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, organizes a PDW “Bridging Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship, for the 2022 AOM Annual Meeting, in-person in Seattle, WA. The aim of this PDW is ... More
  • OB@AOM Research at the Intersection of Work and Volunteering

    This PDW is aimed at attracting scholars from various contributing disciplines, including Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, Public and Nonprofit Management, and Social Issues in Management. Research topics include, among others, corporate volunteering ... More
  • OB@AOM 14th Annual OB Research Incubator

    We invite you to submit a research proposal for the 14th Annual OB Research Incubator, a Professional Development Workshop that provides an exciting opportunity for researchers to receive constructive feedback and guidance from senior OB scholars and ... More

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We greatly appreciate the support of the OB Division 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