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The Organisational Behaviour subject group

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About the subject group

The Organisational Behaviour (OB) group aspires to promote simultaneously our basic understanding of individual and group behaviour at all levels within organisations and the translation of our scientific research into practical implications that have significant executive and corporate value. To achieve and promote our integrative approach of both basic and practical research we focus on developing local, national, and international collaborations with leading scholars (in OB and other related fields), business leaders, and major corporations.

Our group’s current research interests include the following topics:

  • Big data
  • Leadership and emotions 
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Cross-cultural management 
  • Psychometric measurement
  • Strategic leadership
  • Teams

The Organisational Behaviour group conducts mixed-methods research, largely (but not exclusively) drawing on experimental, survey, archival, and qualitative data collected in international contexts. The group runs the Experimental Laboratory at Cambridge Judge Business School, and regularly offers developmental internal seminars as well as seminars with external speakers. In addition to conducting basic research, the group is dedicated to making the translation from science to practice and as such encourages strongly that scholarly publications are accompanied with practitioner publications documenting on the implications of our basic scientific studies. The group is active in the PhD programme and welcomes involvement at all levels, from hosting visiting professors to working with student research volunteers.

Our teaching is provided at the undergraduate, MPhil, MBA, Executive MBA and executive education levels, including courses such as organisational behaviour, negotiations, and leadership.

Faculty

Lecturer and Senior Lecturer are equivalent to Assistant Professor in North American terminology. Reader is equivalent to Associate Professor with tenure in North American terminology.

PhD students

Honorary appointments

Publishing output

xTo achieve its aims the Organisation Behaviour group is focused on conducting rigorous and cutting-edge research that is published in both major empirical OB outlets, such as Journal of Applied PsychologyAcademy of Management JournalOrganization ScienceOrganizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and managerial and practitioner-focused outlets such as Harvard Business Review.

Industry engagement

The Organisational Behaviour (OB) group is keen to engage with companies and organisations on collaborative research projects, which can benefit those on the field while also leading to academic publications in top journals.

The OB group, through their work and knowledge, can help you conduct an assessment of your organisation’s culture, climate and creative potential, it can support you in developing the leadership and decision-making capacity of your team leaders and managers and it can favour the identification of ways to improve employees’ morale and motivation. While these are examples based on existing projects the group has been involved in, faculty members welcome proposals for new projects and contributions.

Download the "Supporting organisations with behavioural insights" brochure

Previous seminars

Lent 2021

The bias for talent in recruiting attracts narcissistic job seekers
Professor Dan Cable, London Business School

14:00-15:30, 2 February 2021
Online

Seeing value in novelty: The role of Managers’ social networks on idea valuation and endorsement
Dr Vijaya Venkataramari, Associate Professor, University of Maryland

14:00-15:30, 16 February 2021
Online

Putting the “teams” back into virtual teams
Professor Lucy Gilson, University of Connecticut

14:00-15:30, 10 March 2021
Online

Conversational receptiveness: Improving engagement with opposing views
Michael Yeomans, Assistant Professor, Imperial College Business School

14:00-15:30, 13 April 2021
Online

Michaelmas 2019

Impact of Manager Sex on Employee Ideas: Towards a Social Psychological Theory of Idea Quality
Dr Niranjan Janardhanan, LSE

10:00-11:30, 1 November 2019
Room W4.03, Cambridge Judge Business School

Easter Term 2019

“Who Are You Going to Call?” Network Activation in Creative Idea Generation and Elaboration
Professor Jill Perry-Smith, Emory University

12:30-14:00, 16 September 2019
Room W4.05, Cambridge Judge Business School

Using People’s Everyday Language to Understand their Thinking Styles, Emotional States, and Connections with Others
Professor James W. Pennebaker, University of Texas at Austin

12:30-14:00, 24 June 2019
Room W4.05, Cambridge Judge Business School

Stepping Stone or Dead End: How Work Arrangements Shackle or Enable Workers
Dr Jing Zhu, Nanyang Business School

12:00-13:00, 2 July 2019
Room W2.01, Cambridge Judge Business School

Reflections on Publishing in Top Journals
Professor Jason Shaw, Nanyang Business School

12:00-13:30, 3 July 2019
Room W2.01, Cambridge Judge Business School

Contact us

Get in touch with the subject group via our Administrator, Luke Slater:

[email protected]

Find out how your organisation can work with the Organisational Behaviour group on collaborative research projects.

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Seminars

Seminars are added as they are arranged.

View all upcoming Cambridge Judge research seminars