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

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.

    In this conversation organized by the OB Division's Making Connections Committee, Dr. Lisa Schurer Lambert and Dr. Sherry Thatcher discussed how they have found meaning in service at the university and field levels—crafting personal missions for themselves that enrich both their personal and professional lives, while also serving the broader academic communities.

    OB Division News

    • OB Division Lifetime Achievement Award

      Come join Sue Ashford and John Hollenbeck as they receive the Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Life Achievement Award in an interactive and competitive format the likes of which has never been done before. Former AOM President, James P. Walsh, ... More
    • OB Division Awards Ceremony and Social

      Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and find out who won the coveted "Obies" this year! Awards will be given both for career achievements and best conference sessions. Saturday August 05, 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM, Republic AB Combined, Sheraton More
    • PDW-Human Sustainability: Tying Together Related Streams of Research and Mapping a Path Forward

      Researchers are exploring how to sustain human capital in order to accomplish work. This workshop brings together scientists and participants to discuss how to integrate research streams into a framework and create more effective and impactful scholarship, ... More
    • PDW-Speaking Science

      It's time to get our voices out! Let's join together to learn the necessary skills to effectively communicate science to broader audiences. The popular "Speaking Science" PDW is returning to the Academy of Management conference for its second year. Through ... 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