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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.

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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Bradford Baker
Assistant Professor 
Profile image for Terry Blum
Terry Blum
Professor, Program Director, Special Chairholder, PhD Coordinator 
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Saba Colakoglu
Lecturer 
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Charles Easley Jr
Professor of the Practice 
Profile image for Gail Evans
Gail Evans
Part-Time Lecturer 
Profile image for Tiffany Johnson
Tiffany Johnson
Assistant Professor 
Profile image for Eugene Kim
Eugene Kim
Associate Professor 
Profile image for Dong Liu
Dong Liu
Associate Professor 
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Dennis Nagao
Associate Professor 
Profile image for Charles Parsons
Charles Parsons
Professor Emeritus
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Christina Shalley
Area Coordinator, Professor, Special Chairholder 
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David Sluss
Associate Professor 
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Brian Swider
Associate Professor 
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Robert Thomas
Professor of the Practice