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.

Upcoming Events

Tools for Becoming a Prolific Writer: Establishing and Participating in Writing Groups

This session featured an introduction to writing groups by Dr. Kristen Messuri, followed by a conversation between Dr. Bobbi Thomason and Dr. Kira Schabram as they discussed how this method has contributed to their success.

This one-hour session organized by the Global Committee of the OB division provides some tips and tricks on planning and preparing for the annual meeting, as well as on how to successfully navigate the meeting once you are there.

    OB Division News

    • Preparing for the OB Job Market: Advice from Experts & Reflections from Recent Grads

      Friday, June 14, 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT See what time that is in your time zone here This workshop aims to support the socialization of doctoral students and enhance their knowledge about the job market. The first half of the workshop ... More
    • Newly elected officers

      We are pleased to announce the results of the 2024 election. This year, we had a participation rate of 19.78%, with 1,233 votes cast out of 6,232 eligible voters. Marie S. Mitchell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected as the ... More
    • Doctoral consortium nominations

      We are seeking nominations for the 2024 AOM OB Doctoral Student Consortium. The consortium will take place in person at the Annual AOM conference. It is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2024, from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM local time. The Organizational ... More
    • 🌟 Mid-Career Design & Development: What's Next? 🌟

      Are you a mid-career faculty member who has achieved tenure? Congratulations! Now it's time to think about what comes next in your professional journey. Join an interactive workshop led by Rena Seltzer from Leader Academic, along with Professors Cecily Cooper ... 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