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At the core of any organization are its people. The competitive demands placed on organizations to be nimble, to produce more with higher quality, to change constantly, to be more innovative, and to partner more effectively require a fundamental understanding of individual and collective behavior in organizations.

People-related issues such as leadership, human resource management, motivation, teamwork, conflict resolution, organizational structure, culture, change management, creativity, and innovation are key to the ability of firms to compete effectively in increasingly demanding and rapidly-changing environments.

The organizational behavior area focuses on these issues in its research, teaching, and doctoral training. Our world-class faculty are thought leaders in their areas of specialization, and are among the most respected educators and researchers in the field of organizational behavior.

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Undergraduate Executive MBA
Full-time MBA PhD
Evening MBA
Current Areas of Research
  • Cross-cultural management issues
  • Effectiveness of health service organizations
  • Enhancing employee creativity
  • Goal setting for individuals and teams
  • Individual differences
  • Influences and consequences of diversity
  • Job search and recruitment
  • Leadership
  • Managerial cognition
  • Managerial goals
  • Motivational goals
  • Newcomer adjustment process
  • Organizational change and turbulence
  • Organizational identity
  • Organizational justice
  • Person-organization fit
  • Relational identity identification
  • Social and human capital
  • Social entrepreneurship and nonprofit organizations
  • Status loss
  • Structuring work environments for creativity and innovation
  • Team performance and effectiveness
  • Workplace aggression

Published Papers

Organizational Behavior Faculty

Professor, Program Director, Special Chairholder, PhD Coordinator 
Part-Time Lecturer 
Assistant Professor 
Assistant Professor 
Assistant Professor 
Assistant Professor 
Part-Time Lecturer 
Associate Professor 
Area Coordinator, Professor, Special Chairholder 
Associate Professor 
Assistant Professor 
Professor of the Practice