• 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, will moderate the event and these two esteemed presenters will bring a combined 80 years of experience in the field of Organizational Behavior to the conversation.

  • 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

  • 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, teaching, practice, and administration. Join the conversation and learn how to advance understanding, dissemination, and application of knowledge related to human sustainability.

  • 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 interactive activities, discussion, and advice from renowned experts, we will explore best practices for communicating science effectively and developing the confidence to share our research. Don't miss your chance to join us and build your science communication skills. Registration is limited to 100 participants, so sign up now to secure your spot! Register here

  • PDW-New to OB? Navigating the OB Division and AOM

    If you joined the Organizational Behavior (OB) division within the last three years and want to learn more about the OB division and starting out in the field of OB, then this forum is for you! This PDW was created to answer your questions about the “essentials” of the AOM conference, the OB division, and the field of OB. The session is organized around a panel discussion between established members of the OB division and new OB members like yourself. The PDW will include a welcome and overview of the OB Division, a networking ice breaker, and a panel discussion prompted by questions from participants. As a participant in the forum, you can ask questions of your choice.

  • OB Division Coffee Breaks

    Meet and greet with the OB division leadership for a morning coffee!

    Days: Friday, 4 August through Tuesday, 8 August
    Time: 7:30AM – 9AM


  • 2023 Mid-Career Workshop

    What is the purpose?

    The workshop will provide a forum for attendees to connect with senior Faculty Fellows about navigating challenges and opportunities at the mid-career stage.

    What is the format?

    First, the Faculty Fellows will participate in panel discussions regarding issues relevant to attendees. Second, after the panel discussions, there will be small group breakouts, which will offer a forum to connect more personally with Faculty Fellows and to talk about issues of interest.

    Who are the Faculty Fellows?

    We have a group of ten senior faculty members who will speak about their career experiences:

    ·       Kris Byron, Georgia State University 

    ·       Deanne den Hartog, University of Amsterdam

    ·       Maryam Kouchaki, Northwestern University

    ·       Glen Kreiner, University of Utah

    ·       Audrey Korsgaard, University of South Carolina

    ·       Carol Kulik, University of South Australia

    ·       Cindy Muir, University of Notre Dame

    ·       Andreas Richter, University of Cambridge

    ·       Terri Scandura, University of Miami

    ·       Maurice Schweitzer, University of Pennsylvania

    Who can attend?

    This workshop is designed for faculty members who consider themselves to be mid-career. This generally includes scholars who have earned tenure but are not yet a full professor (i.e., are at the associate-level) or the equivalent if working in a non-tenure granting institution. You should also be a member of the Organizational Behavior Division and must be registered for the AOM conference.

  • The Integration of Organizational Behavior & Artificial Intelligence

    The integration of organizational behavior (OB) and artificial intelligence (AI) will be featured during the OB Division’s Plenary session at the 2023 annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Expert panelists will present examples of how AI has influenced research designs, access to and analysis of data, and fundamental research questions in the OB domain. The session will also include small group discussions of how AI will affect scholarly research, journal publications, pedagogy, student assignments, teaching, and consulting. The session will conclude with a description of opportunities and risks associated with the integration of OB and AI.

  • Thinking of a Position Outside the US and Europe? “Dos and Don’ts” of International Business Schools

    This PDW will offer insight on academic careers at business schools outside of North America/Europe, with panelists from Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Learn about the job application process, tenure, contracts, cultural & professional conduct, and more!

  • PDW-The Art of Writing and Publishing for Non-Native English Scholars

    Academic success is tied to English linguistic competence, making it a challenge for non-native English scholars. Join us for a PDW to discuss the experiences and tips for improving academic writing in English from a diverse panel of experienced and well-published management scholars.

  • PDW-Making the Most of It: Being Successful in a Post-Doc and Beyond

    This PDW provides an essential opportunity for PhD students to learn about post-doc positions and how to be successful in them. Current post-docs will also benefit by connecting with a diverse range of academic scholars.
  • PDW-Finding a Job in Europe

    This PDW offers tips on pursuing a European academic career and navigating recruiting & selection processes, cultures & languages. Panelists share their experiences with applications & profile-building, followed by roundtable discussions & Q&A.
  • PDW-Enduring through Gender Biases in Academia: Understanding Experiences, Challenges, and Solutions

    This PDW seeks to shed light on the challenges that female scholars face in the field of organizational sciences and provide solutions to help them overcome barriers. Invite a male ally to attend the workshop with you and help create a more equitable field!

  • PDW-Shaping the Research Agenda on the Future of Work

    Explore the future of work with us! Join a panel of scholarly experts & practitioners at this PDW to shape a research agenda & create solutions to positively shape the world of work. Submit questions & register for themed discussion sessions via

  • PDW-Innovations in Teaching Teamwork

    Learn the latest tools & techniques to teach teams how to effectively lead at the virtual Innovations in Teaching Teamwork PDW. Panelists & attendees will gain actionable strategies to apply in their teaching.

  • PDW-The Annual Behavioral Ethics Pecha Kucha Springboard and Networking Session

    At this year's PDW, scholars will present research on topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and discuss how they connect to behavioral ethics research. Join the discussion and network with experts on these topics by registering here:

  • PDW-Publishing in HBR, SMR, CMR, PSJ, & I by IMD to Impact Workers

    Research studies have the potential to make a difference in scholars' communities and beyond. This PDW focuses on how researchers can increase their impact on practice by publishing in journals that bridge the gap between academia and the "real world."

  • PDW-Hatching New Ideas Through Conversation: A Research Incubator on Positive Relationships at Work

    Join us for a PDW to help facilitate the growth of positive relationships at work scholarship & build a community of scholars passionate about it! Submit a brief synopsis of your project or idea by June 30th to

  • PDW-Global Research Collaboration

    This PDW will provide global & early career management scholars with the skills to initiate, organize, and maintain global research collaborations to meet societal grand challenges.

  • PDW-OB Division Junior Faculty Workshop

    Annually, the OB Junior Faculty Workshop provides an opportunity for junior faculty members to network and receive career insight from senior Faculty Fellows. Registration is limited to 70 participants, and the registration deadline is Wednesday June 29th. Here is the link to register:

  • PDW-Rise and Shine! How to Present Your Academic Research

    This PDW focuses on the importance of presenting academic research in the best way possible. Presenters will discuss content & design, presenter skills, & the context in which the presentation takes place. Participants will gain hands-on experience in applying their new knowledge & develop presentations tailored to their own discipline & style.

  • PDW-Halfway There, But Now What? Advice for Pre-Dissertation Doctoral Students (15th Annual)

    The AoM Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for doctoral students to learn and develop. The OB division hosts two consortia for new and advanced doctoral students, plus the “Halfway There” PDW to help bridge the gap. Here, faculty will provide students with advice on topics like launching their dissertation, crafting research projects, and understanding the job market.

  • PDW-Getting Your Writing Done: Crafting a Generative Writing Practice

    Learn strategies to become a more productive academic writer at this interactive PDW facilitated by a coach & successful professors. Pre-register now:

  • PDW-How to Succeed in the PhD Admissions Process

    This PDW will provide advice & info on how to navigate the PhD admissions process & find the program that will help applicants achieve their career goals. Current PhD coordinators, faculty, & students will provide presentations, panel discussions, & round tables.

  • PDW-For the Love of Leadership: Leadership Doctoral Student Consortium

    This is an opportunity for doctoral students to connect with the leadership micro-community and learn from junior & senior scholars through the Leadership Doctoral Student Consortium. Learn more about developing your leadership scholar brand, multilevel methods, & more! Contact for registration info.

  • PDW-OB Division Research Incubator

    The OB Research Incubator pairs participants with renowned scholars to help refine and publish research ideas. Apply now for the opportunity to connect with OB experts and scholars who share similar interests.

  • PDW-Behind the Publication: Insights from the Publication Process

    Learn the secrets behind academic publishing from experienced scholars & get valuable insights! The Behind the Publication PDW aims to equip early career academics w/the knowledge & skills to navigate the publication process & feel less alone in their journey.

  • PDW-Adventure Awaits... Let's Speed Network

    This PDW puts academics in the center and gives them time and space for intentional and meaningful networking. Through speed networking, participants will connect with members who share similar/differing research/teaching interests or personal interests outside of work. This session requires pre-registration and is limited to 60 attendees. To register, please fill out the form below: Please email and if you have any questions or want to withdraw your participation.

  • PDW-The Productivity Process: Research Tips and Strategies from Prolific Junior Faculty

    This PDW helps junior faculty learn how to be productive in their research. It uses peer junior faculty members with established track records to discuss their work habits and how they manage their work/family balance. Organized by the OB Division’s Making Connections Committee, this PDW will benefit junior faculty in their research productivity.
  • PDW – Negotiating an Academic Job: Components, Strategies, and a Simulation

    Invited faculty members will discuss the following topics: (1) identify components of contracts that tend to be negotiable for rookies on the job market, (2) identify components of contracts that may become negotiable for more senior hires or experienced faculty taking on a new role or responsibilities, (3) provide suggestions about strategies and tactics that candidates should use or avoid, (4) familiarize participants with the general structure of the negotiation process and how it feels to go through each part. The format will include two panel discussions, Q&A, and an experiential exercise.


  • Registration scholarship program

    The OB Division, with support from the Academy of Management (AOM), is offering a scholarship program to ease the financial burden of members seeking to attend the Academy of Management Conference. The program provides a limited number of scholarships to cover the conference registration fee for recipients in need. A division member is eligible for the scholarship if the member's institution does not offer funding for conference attendance. We encourage all eligible members who find themselves in need of financial assistance to apply.

    To be eligible for an OB Division Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    1. Have paid the annual Academy of Management membership fees for this year.

    2. Be a registered member of the OB Division at the time of application.

    Priority is given to requests in the following order: doctoral students attending the OB doctoral consortium, doctoral students with accepted OB Division program submissions (PDW, symposium or paper), junior faculty attending an OB division junior faculty consortium, junior faculty (prior to tenure) with accepted submissions to the OB division program, all other submitters with accepted submissions.  Presenters with international travel expenses will also be given priority.

    Application process:

    To apply, complete the OB Division Scholarship form available here.

     Scholarship awards will be made on a rolling basis. (If you have already registered, but wish to apply for the funds, AOM will refund your paid registration fee after the conference if you are granted a fee waiver.)  Only one scholarship is allowed per person so please let us know if you are granted a waiver from another division.

    For additional information, please contact OB Division Chair Becky Bennett or OB Division treasurer, Bret Bradley

  • Welcome new officers!

    We are pleased to welcome the new members of the OB Division Executive Committee. A sincere thank you to everyone who ran and to all who voted. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our membership.
    For Program Chair Elect (5 year track): Keith Leavitt
    For Representative-at-Large (3 year term): Jia Hu, Fadel Khali Matta & Shannon Taylor
    Global Committee Representative: Minna Paunova
    Please join us in welcoming them to their new leadership positions in the OB Division!
  • 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, as well as on how to successfully navigate the meeting once you are there.


    12.00-12.10 Welcome by Current OB Division Chair Rebecca Bennett and OB Global Committee Chair Marjo-Riitta Diehl

    12.10-12.40 Perspectives on planning for and thriving at your first AOM meeting. A panel discussion among new and seasoned members of the OB Division

    12.40-13.00 Q&A with session participants

    Who can join:

    This session is geared towards those planning to attend the Academy for the first time but all are welcome.


    Friday, April 28 · 1 - 2pm IST



  • 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 can attend: Faculty members who have earned tenure but are not yet a full professor (i.e., are at the associate level) – or the equivalent if working in a non-tenure granting institution

    Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    Time: 10 AM – Noon Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada)

    Format: Virtual

    Facilitator: Rena Seltzer, President & Principal Coach of Leader Academic 

    Organizers: Professors Payal Sharma, Sharon Hill, and Cecily Cooper (former and current representatives-at-large for the OB Division)

    Registration deadline: April 26, 2023. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop. 

    Please contact Payal Sharma at and put "Spring MCW" in the subject line if you have any question. 

  • 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 editors and your peers to accelerate submission of your paper to a top journal. The event will be in person only and will begin in the morning on June 5th and conclude in the afternoon on June 6th

    Individuals can receive feedback on research manuscripts at any stage of development. For this reason, we ask that participants submit their research and indicate their progress in the registration form. We also ask that you provide three key words about your research on the registration form.

    Workshop participants must register by April 3rd to attend. Please email Prof. Elizabeth Umphress if you have any question. 

  • 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 crisis and why our work and personal identities can feel incompatible with one another.

    In this series, we invite you to hear from leading scholars in the field about their personal journeys in finding work-life enrichment and ways to make academic careers even more fulfilling. Join us for a conversation series where we explore meaning and work-life enrichment.

    The first of the conversations will feature Dr. Lisa Schurer Lambert and Dr. Sherry Thatcher as they discuss 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.
    We invite you to invest an hour of your Friday on April 7th (10 am CST) to reflect on your own burnout and work-life enrichment and gain tools to better manage your work-life dynamic.


  • Nominate someone for a leadership role!

    Nominations are open! 🗣️ We need your help in identifying potential volunteer leaders for the Divisions and Interest Groups of the Academy. Do you know a colleague with great leadership skills who you would recommend? Or are you interested in serving in a leadership role yourself? 🤔

    Now is your chance to make a difference! 💪 Log-in now to share your nominations with us and help us find the perfect representatives to lead your division or interest group. Self-nominations are also encouraged! 🙌 Visit and follow the onscreen instructions to log-in to your Academy profile. Nominations will remain open until February 28. 🗓️

    Let's make a change together! 🤝 Nominate a colleague who might be willing and able to contribute to the leadership of our division. Thank you for your participation! 🙏

  • Reviews are due February 16!

    It's time to make your mark! Your reviews for the 2023 annual meeting are due on February 16. By contributing your reviews, you're helping to advance the science of Organizational Behavior and supporting your colleagues.

    Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference - submit your reviews today!

  • Reviewing for the Aom Conference

    If you need some tips for reviewing papers for the AoM Annual conference you can find them here
  • Call for nominations

    Please take a moment to nominate a deserving member of our division for one of the following career awards!

    Please complete this form to nominate someone for one of these prestigious awards. Nominations are due by Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59pm ET and no late nominations will be accepted.


    Thank you,

    Raina Brands

  • We Need 300 More Reviewers for the OB Division!

    We currently have 1,043 reviewers signed up, but we need over 300 more reviewers!

    Please sign up today, so that we will have a sufficient number of reviewers to read and review all of the paper and symposium submissions.
  • Be a reviewer hero!

    We currently have 720 reviewers signed up, but we typically need between 1,400 and 1,500 reviewers to be able to get all papers and symposia effectively reviewed. That means we need over 700 more reviewers to sign up!

  • OB@AOM Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

    The scholarly program at AOM's annual meeting consists primarily of two main types of sessions, paper sessions and symposia

    All program sessions will be held on-site in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    The conference schedule will be organized in the traditional format of PDWs on Friday and Saturday, meetings on Sunday, and papers and symposia on Monday and Tuesday. Consortia will be offered Friday-Sunday and Plenary Sessions Sunday – Tuesday.

    Submission Timeline

    6 December 2022: Submission Center open

    10 January 2023 Submission deadline (5:00 PM ET, New York Time)

    Late February 2023 PDW Acceptance notifications

    Late March 2023 Papers & Symposium Acceptance notifications

    Late May 2023 Online Program available

    4-8 August 2023 83rd Annual Meeting, held in Boston, MA, USA

    Click Here for Further Information


  • OB@AOM Call for PDWs for the Annual Meeting

    The OB Division invites creative and engaging proposals for interactive Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) for the 2023 Annual Meeting.

    The OB Division’s PDWs will be scheduled for Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5. All program sessions will be held on-site in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 10 January 2023 at 5:00 PM ET (New York time)

    Submit using the PDW submission system at: .

     If you would like to discuss your submission, please contact the PDW chair, 

    Click Here for Further information