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

    • OB@AOM Organizational Behavior Division Making Connections Networking Event

      This fun and informal networking event is hosted by the Making Connections Committee (https://ob.aom.org/division/involvement/making-connections-committee). Please join us to keep making connections!  Link to session in the program: Click here No ... More
    • OB@AOM Halfway There, But Now What? Advice for Pre-Dissertation Doctoral Students (14th Annual)

      If you are a PhD student who has finished your comprehensive exams (or has finished at least 1 year of your PhD program), we invite you to join us for the annual "Halfway There" PDW at AoM 2022. This PDW is designed to help mid-program PhD students begin ... More
    • OB@AOM OB Research Roundtables Forum

      This PDW is especially for members to feel “at home” in the Organizational Behavior (OB) Division by expanding their network of scholars interested in similar research areas. We designed the forum to provide members a platform to meet leading scholars ... More
    • OB@AOM Creating a Better World Through Translation: Publishing in HBR, SMR, CMR, & PSJ

      Many research studies have commenced with the hope they will have significant theoretical and practical implications. Many researchers want to help create a better world by making a difference within their scholarly communities and within organizations ... 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