Organizational Behavior and Theory
Tepper School OBT faculty members produce rigorous, high impact research in the fields of organizational behavior, strategy, management, psychology, sociology, and economics.
Our distinguished faculty edit top journals; hold leadership positions at prestigious academic, corporate, and social institutions; and have won numerous awards for their work. OBT faculty actively engage with the media, helping educate and shape public perception of behavior in organizations.
Current areas of active faculty research and teaching include conflict and negotiations, organizational learning and innovation, knowledge transfer, social networks, group processes and performance, gender and diversity, status and power, motivation and incentives, ethics, technology and behavior, organization design, entrepreneurship, and strategy.
Organizational Behavior and Theory Research Highlights
Featured Research: Ways to Bridge Gaps in Science Communication
Laurie Weingart, Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, spoke at The Science of Science Communication III, part of a Colloquia at the National Academy of Sciences.
Organizational Behavior and Theory Faculty in the News
"Tech, Freelancers Help Businesses Work With Fewer Staffers" features Anita Williams Woolley, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory
"How HR Is Tapping Into Big Data Analytics — Business School Experts Speak Out" quotes Brandy Aven, Associate Professor of Organizational Theory, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship.
"How To Talk To Your Boss About Mental Health" features Denise Rousseau, H. J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Heinz College and joint appointment at Tepper School of Business.
"Innovation Culture Helped This Gemstone Business Offer Clarity" features Catherine Shea, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory; Xerox Junior Faculty Chair AY 2018-2019.
"What Your CEO Is Reading: Reality Hackers; Biohackers; Office Furniture Hackers" quotes Sunkee Lee, Assistant Professor of Organizational Theory and Strategy.
"For CEOs in Crisis Facebook Provides an Instructive Playbook" quotes Rosalind Chow, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory.
"Elon Musk Lives To Fight Another Day As Judge Orders Him To Work Out Twitter Dispute With SEC" quotes Taya Cohen, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory.
Academic Minds Research Spotlight
Why Do Organizations Learn at Different Rates?
Linda Argote, David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, speaks about her research on learning curves within organizations.
Can Collective Intelligence Be Measured and Predicted?
Anita Woolley, Tepper School Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, speaks about her research on collective intelligence.
Why Do Fans Favor Retro Ballparks?
Oliver Hahl, Assistant Professor of Organizational Theory and Strategy, speaks about his research on the relationship of free agency in Major League Baseball to fans' preference for retro-style ballparks.