Global Committee

The Global Committee (GC) of the Organizational Behavior division was formed in May 2014. The mission of the GC includes welcoming and supporting international members to the OB division, leveraging the international character of division, and ensuring that the offerings and services reflect the increasingly international membership.


The committee includes OB scholars from around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Kenya, Norway, Peru, Singapore, Turkey, UK, and the US.


The IC works in three main areas:

  1. Proposing and organizing new PDW’s and Social Events with an international orientation
  2. Assisting OB Executive Committee on any issues related to international content and global membership
  3. Working with MCC on creating joint events such as Global OB Ambassadors program starting in 2018
  4. Collecting additional information regarding the needs and preferences of non-US OB division members.


Global Committee Members

GC Committee Chair
Jelena Zikic
York U.
Jelena Zikic, PhD (University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) is an Associate Professor at York University in Toronto, School of Human Resource Management. Prior to joining York University, she was Assistant Professor at Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid. Her research interests focus on career transitions, stress and coping of diverse populations, combining the individual as well as organizational perspective. Her work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology among others.

Aida Hajro
International Business at Brunel University London
Aida Hajro is an Associate Professor in International Business at Brunel University London. She studies how different aspects of the organizational context influence collective cognitive processes in teams, how team learning processes drive organizational change, and coping strategies and acculturation processes of highly qualified migrants. Her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and International Journal of Cross-cultural Management. Aida sits on the editorial board of Academy of Management Review.

Abiola Sarnecki
EBS Business School
Abiola Sarnecki is a lecturer at EBS Business School in Germany. She completed her PhD at EBS, has an MBA from Imperial College London, and a Masters in Electronic Engineering from Kings College, London. Prior to joining EBS, she worked at several organizations in Nigeria and Germany, and has several years of experience as a management consultant at Accenture. Her research interests include uncertainty management, organizational justice and expatriate management.

Alex Newman
Deakin University
Alex Newman is Professor of Management at Deakin University, Australia. He has published widely in the areas of leadership and organizational psychology in journals such as the Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management, the Journal of Organizational behavior and Journal of Applied Psychology.​
Andreas Richter
Cambridge U.
Andreas Richter is a University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School (JBS). Prior to joining JBS, he was Assistant Professor at Instituto de Empresa Business School. Andreas holds a PhD in management from Aston University (UK), and a Diploma in Psychology from the University of Giessen (Germany). His research interests center on creativity in teams and organizational intergroup relations.
Ashley Fulmer
National U. Singapore
Ashley Fulmer is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the National University of Singapore. She received her MS (2010) and PhD (2012) in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ashley’s research centers on trust in organizations, cross-cultural organizational behavior, and levels of analysis theory and research. Her work primarily examines the dynamics of trust between individuals and in teams within organizational and cross-cultural contexts. Ashley’s research has been published in top journals in Psychology and Management.

Bård Kuvaas
Bård Kuvaas is professor of Organizational Psychology at the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, BI Norwegian Business. His research interests include behavioral decision making, motivation, leadership, and human resource management. His work has been published in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, British Journal of Social Psychology, and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Dan Caprar
U. New South Wales
Dan V. Caprar is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Australia Business School, Australia. He received his MBA (2002) and PhD (2007) from The University of Iowa in the United States. Dan’s research focuses on the interplay between business and its cultural context. He teaches Leadership in the UNSW MBA program in Hong Kong and in the Executive MBA program in Sydney. Dan serves in the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Business Studies and Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, and is a Regional Associate Editor for the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management.

Kyle Ehrhardt
University of Colorado Denver
Kyle Ehrhardt is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Business School at the University of Colorado Denver. He received his PhD in Management Science from the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May, 2014. Kyle’s research interest include workplace relationships, along with topics related to workplace diversity.

Mandy Brouwer
Utrecht University
The Netherlands
Mandy Brouwer is a final year Ph.D. candidate at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She obtained her MSc in Change Management, cum laude. Her research interests focus on ways for employees to proactively redesign their jobs through job crafting (interventions), employee engagement and -performance. Next to her research, she is working in a multinational corporation in the role of HR Expert Lead. In 2017, Mandy has been recognized in the Top 10 Best Young Professionals of the Netherlands.
Marjo-Riitta Diehl
European Business School
Marjo-Riitta Diehl (Maikki) is a Professor at EBS Business School in Germany. She completed her PhD at London School of Economics and Political Science and held previously a position at Hanken School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland. Her research interests include social exchange theory, organizational justice and psychological contracts. During her free time, she enjoys playing Lego with her children, sports (running, skiing and indoor hockey) as well as travelling.
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