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Organizational Behavior

The organizational behavior group is dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and practice regarding the management of organizations.

The group’s faculty members research fundamental questions in organizational behavior, from both a social psychological and a sociological perspective, and publish their research in books and in the top management and social science journals.

MBA courses in organizational behavior help students to understand behavior at both the individual and organization levels. Topics at the individual or “micro” level include individual motivation and behavior, decision-making, interpersonal communication and influence, small group behavior, and individual, dyadic, and intergroup conflict and cooperation. At the organization or “macro” level, topics include organizational growth, organizational change, organizational learning, organizations and leadership, power, social networks, and social responsibility.

More generally, the organizational behavior curriculum helps prepare students for their managerial careers, providing them with frameworks for diagnosing and dealing with the problems and opportunities that typically arise in organizational settings.

Recent Journal Articles in Organizational Behavior

Amir Goldberg, Michael T. Hannan, Balazs Kovacs
American Sociological Review. April
Ruchi Sinha, Niranjan Sivanthan, Lindred Leura Greer, Donald Conlon, Jeffery Edwards
Journal of Applied Psychology.
2016, Vol. in press
Murat Taracki, Lindred Leura Greer, Patrick Groenen
Journal of Applied Psychology.
2016, Vol. 101, Pages 415-429
Meir Shemla, Bertolt Meyer, Lindred Leura Greer, Karen A. Jehn
Journal of Organizational Behavior.
2016, Vol. 37, Pages S89-S106
Bianca Beersma, Lindred Leura Greer, Sandar Dalenberg, Carsten De Dreu
Group Dynamics.
2016, Vol. 20, Pages 16-33
L. Taylor Phillips, Brian Lowery
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. November
2015, Vol. 61, Pages 12-18
Joel Goh, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stefanos Zenios
Health Affairs. October
2015, Vol. 34, Issue 10, Pages 1761–1768
Michal Kosinski, Sandra M. Matz, Samuel D. Gosling, Vesselin Popov, David Stillwell
American Psychologist. September
2015, Vol. 7-, Issue 6, Pages 543-556
Dale T. Miller, D.A. Prentice
Annual Review of Psychology. August
7, 2015, Vol. 67, Issue 6, Pages 16-32
Brent Simpson, Robb Willer
Annual Review of Sociology. August
2015, Vol. 41, Pages 43-63
Mie Augier, James G. March, Andrew W. Marshall
Organizational Science. July
2015, Vol. 26, Issue 4, Pages 1140-1161
Adina Sterling
Organization Science. June
2015, Vol. 26, Issue 3, Pages 650–667
Nir Halevy, Eliran Halali
PNAS. June
2015, Vol. 112, Issue 22, Pages 6937–6942
Daniella M. Kupor, Kristin Laurin, Jonathan Levav
Psychological Science. April
2015, Vol. 26, Issue 4, Pages 374-384
Takuya Sawaoka, Benoît Monin
Social Psychological and Personality Science. April
2015, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Pages 334-342
Peter Belmi, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan, Margaret Ann Neale, Geoffrey Lawrence Cohen
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. April
2015, Vol. 41, Issue 4, Pages 467-484
Jojanneke van der Toorn, Matthew Feinberg, John T. Jost, Aaron C. Kay, Tom R. Tyler, Robb Willer, Caroline Wilmuth
Political Psychology. February
2015, Vol. 36, Issue 1, Pages 93-110
Nir Halevy, L. Taylor Phillips
Social Psychological and Personality Science. January
2015, Vol. 6, Issue 22, Pages 13-22
Sapna Cheryan, Jessica Schwartz Cameron, Zach Katagiri, Benoît Monin
Social Psychology. January