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

In this episode of the AMR Origins Series, the authors discuss how they came up with the idea for their paper on voyeurism, and how they went about developing the theory. They discuss how social media has changed the way reality TV is viewed, and how this has opened up new opportunities for theorizing about reality TV. They offer advice on how to overcome the challenges of writing a theory paper based on a novel phenomena, and discuss how the paper was structured as a platform for future research.

    OB Division News

    • Navigating the Academy of Management Conference for First-Time Attendees

      Join us for this one-hour session organized by the Global Committee of the OB division. As a participant, you will get a chance to meet other first-time attendees, ask questions, and hear tips and tricks on planning and preparing for the annual meeting, ... More
    • Mid-Career Development Workshop

      This is an interactive workshop for mid-career faculty members who are seeking guidance on the “next chapter” of their career, to include what one’s professional needs are on the other side of tenure and who can offer support to help achieve new goals.  Who ... More
    • A Workshop to Advance Research on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

      Junior scholars conducting research on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in management and related fields are invited to attend this two-day workshop.  As part of the workshop, you will work in small writing groups and gain feedback from journal ... More
    • Burnout and Work-Life Enrichment Conversation Series

      Learning to manage and find meaning in work and life outside of work continues to be one of the biggest struggles for academics. Couple this recurrent struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and it is easy to understand why we are currently facing a burnout ... 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