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: Organizational Behavior Junior Faculty Workshop

    We would like to invite you to register for the OB@AOM: Organizational Behavior Junior Faculty Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for junior faculty members to gain career advice from senior OB scholars (“Faculty Fellows”) about ... More
  • OB Division’s All Year Round PDW - Burnout and Work-Life Balance: AOM

    Learning to manage work and life outside of work continues to be one of the largest challenges for academics. Couple this recurrent struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and it is easy to understand why we are currently facing a well-being crisis. In this ... More
  • Apply to participate in the OB Division PDW 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 Doctoral Consortium Nominations

    OB Doctoral Student Consortium We are seeking nominations for the 2022 AOM OB Doctoral Student Consortium. The consortium will take place in-person at the Annual AOM conference on August 6, 2022 from 8:00AM - 6:30PM local time. The Organizational Behavior ... 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