• Webinar: #BlackLivesMatter in the Academy: An Anti-Bias Lens on OB Research

    The OB Executive Division Racial Inequality Committee invites you to join us on Monday February 22, 2021 From 2.00-3:30pm EST.

    In this session we explore the expression of race or ethnicity-based bias in the research process as it informs responses to author teams, research topics, research samples, and research methods in OB. The session is structured around, first, the reflections of panelists with great experience as editors, reviewers, and authors and their answers to a series of questions addressing these issues, and, second, break-out discussion exploring the actions we may take as a field to address these issues.

    To see the list of panelists as well as to register in advance for the event, please go to this page:
  • Recording of "How can #BlackLivesMatter in the Academy?" Webinar

    On Nov 9, 2020 the OB Division hosted a webinar called "How can #BlackLivesMatter in the Academy? Exploring Issues of Systemic Racism and Oppression".

    A recording of this webinar is now available on our 2020-21 Spotlight webpage focused on Racial Inequality and Systemic Racism.

    It can also be accessed directly from this link:

    This webinar was moderated by Oscar Holmes IV and featured Dolly Chugh, Eddy Ng, and Stella Nkomo as panelists.

    The focus of the interactive discussion of was on:

    • The history of systemic racism/oppression in our field
    • Where are we now with systemic racism/oppression
    • What do we need to do to get to where we would like to be
  • OB Division COVID-19 Resources


    Our OB Division Executive Committee members are thinking about you and your loved ones as we navigate the COVID-19 crises. We hope you are managing and want to reaffirm that taking care of yourselves, and those around you, is the highest priority.

    We have developed some ways to help support you in addressing research, teaching and collective sense-making concerns that you might have during this time,  as well as to facilitate your ability to reach out and help each other. Consider participating in the following initiatives: 

    1. Attend our research webinar, “Leadership in Times of Crises;” 
    2. Contribute to, and take advantage of, our OB Online Content Library and Discussion threads about on-line teaching and research;
    3. For doctoral students, attend our webinar “Successfully Navigating COVID-19 as a Doctoral Student: Q&A with the OB Division Executive Team.” 

    The specific details of each of these initiatives are described in separate announcements and include sign-up links.  We look forward to coming together as a community. Stay safe and well.

    Sigal G. Barsade, OB Division Chair, on behalf of the OB Division Executive Committee

  • Recording of OB Division Webinar on March 31/April 1

    Leadership in Times of Crisis

    In light of what is happening globally as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management will host a webinar on leadership in times of crisis. Panelists who have published widely on the topic of leadership in times of crisis will share their opinions on how to lead in times of crisis, which leadership approaches are most effective in times of crisis, how leaders might support team members in times of crisis and how leaders should lead virtually in times of a crisis. After the panel an opportunity will be given for the audience to ask questions of the panelists.


    • Alex Newman, Chair,  OB Division Global Committee, Deakin University, Australia.


    • Michelle Bligh, Claremont Graduate University, USA
    • David Carrington, Aston University, UK
    • William Gardner, Texas Tech University, USA
    • Stefanie Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
    • Kevin Lowe, Sydney University, Australia
    • Ethlyn Williams, Florida Atlantic University, USA


  • Online Content/Teaching and Research Library

    As a result of the COVID-19 crises, many faculty have had to switch suddenly to online teaching and research, and there is a need for online friendly content and tips for how to go online and manage online classes and research in the best way. We are helping in this effort by creating an ONLINE CONTENT AND TEACHING/RESEARCH BEST PRACTICE LIBRARY for our members. We ask that you help your colleagues by contributing to this library with your suggestions -  including videos, cases, exercise,  as well as a repository of best practices for teaching and research online.   Please go here to post content: . And, of course, please use this link to access other people’s content.

    We are also encouraging discussion threads for more interactive questions and conversations about teaching and research during this time: Please help your colleagues and contribute to this library and discussion. 

     A quick way to see what has been posted is to go to our COVID-19 tab in the OB Division:

  • Recording of OB Division Doctoral Webinar on April 7/8

    Successfully Navigating COVID-19 as a Doctoral Student -  OB Division Executive Team Q&A

    The AOM OB division wants to help support doctoral students in our division by discussing some of the questions and issues that you may be wrestling with during this unprecedented and difficult time period. The structure of this session will follow a live and interactive Q & A format. Students who join the conversation live will have the opportunity to ask any questions related to the influence the pandemic is having on their lives (e.g., questions about disruptions to dissertation research, the upcoming OB job market, best practices for working from home and handling stress). A panel of faculty members from the OB Division Executive Committee who, in addition to their OB division roles, also include department chairs, doctoral program chairs and associate editors of journals, will share their perspectives. The President of AOM, AOM Career Service Manager and Placement Committee Directors will also be part of the panel. Members of our OB Division Student Representative Team will facilitate the questions and conversation.

    We appreciate that some of you who are interested may not be able to join live, due to timing or other commitments, and if that is the case you are warmly invited to send us your questions before the session. You can then watch the recording of the session at your convenience when it is posted on the OB Division Website under the tab “COVID-19.” If you have a question for the panel, please send it to Hannah Weisman ( by April 5th


    • Sigal Barsade, OB Division Chair, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


    • Uta Bindl, OB Division Representative, King's College London, UK
    • Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, Head of AOM, London School of Economics
    • Cristina Gibson, Past OB Division Chair,  Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
    • Matrecia James, Placement Committee Director, St. Bonaventure University
    • Andrew Knight, OB Division Representative, Washington University in St. Louis
    • Wendy Kramer, Career Service Manager, AOM
    • Angela Miles, Placement Committee Associate Director, North Carolina Central University
    • Celia Moore, OB Division Representative, Imperial College London, UK
    • Shimul Melwani, OB Division Representative, UNC Chapel Hill
    • Ron Piccolo,  OB Division Paper Chair, University of Central Florida 

    OB Division Student Representative Facilitators

    • Lisa Brady, University of Alabama
    • Catherine Kleshinski, Purdue University
    • Effie Savvides-Syrimis, University of Cyprus
    • Hannah Weisman, London School of Economics
    • Haoying (Howie) Xu, University of Illinois at Chicago


    TIMING: April 7th/8th (Depending on time zone)