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Organizational Behavior

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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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

Organizational Behavior Faculty

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Katie Badura
  • Assistant Professor
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Bradford Baker
  • Assistant Professor
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Terry Blum
  • Professor
  • Program Director
  • Chairholder
  • PhD Coordinator
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Saba Colakoglu
  • Lecturer
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Charles Easley Jr
  • Professor of the Practice
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Gail Evans
  • Part-Time Lecturer
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Tiffany Johnson
  • Assistant Professor
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Eugene Kim
  • Associate Professor
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Huisi Jessica Li
  • Assistant Professor
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Dong Liu
  • Professor
  • Professorship
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Christina Shalley
  • Area Coordinator
  • Professor
  • Chairholder
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Robert Thomas
  • Professor of the Practice


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Charles Parsons