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Organisational Behaviour

Understanding what shapes the way organisations work

Business is about people. From the smallest enterprise to the largest corporation, organisations are created and designed by people to fulfil human objectives.

Organisational behaviour (OB) seeks to understand how we can best do this. The OB group aims to provide high impact scholarship and teaching, leading to a better understanding of human behaviour in organisations.

What we do

The research interests of our faculty and PhD students involve:

  • Micro themes - the psychological principles that govern leadership, motivation, decision-making, negotiation and creativity. 
  • Meso factors - these focus on teamwork, group dynamics, organisational culture and personal identity.
  • Macro themes - the sociological, cultural and institutional factors shaping organisational structures and systems, inter-organisational relationships and networks.

Our core research faculty

Click on the name of the faculty member to see their profile.
Dr Gabrielle Adams 
Dr Raina Brands
Prof  Daniel Cable 
Dr Daniel Effron
Dr Ena Inesi
Prof  Lynda Gratton
Dr Selin Kesebir
Dr Gillian Ku
Dr Celia Moore
Prof  Nigel Nicholson
Dr Margaret Ormiston
Prof  Randall Peterson
Prof Madan Pillutla
Dr Aneeta Rattan
Dr Niro Sivanathan
Dr Stefan Thau
Dr Xi Zou


OB Seminar Series 2013/2014

 Date  Speaker Time    Lecture Room 
 19 September 2013

 Dr Robert Livingston
University of Sussex

 11:00-12:30    LT9
 07 October 2013  Dr George Loewenstein
Columbia University
Columbia Business School
 11:00-12:00    LT4
 24 October 2013  Dr Michael Morris
Columbia University
Columbia Business School
 11:00-12:30    LT4
 18 November 2013  Dr Piotr Winkielman
University of California
Joint Seminar with the Marketing Subject Area
 11:15-12:30    LT4
 23 January 2014  Dr Melody Chao
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 11:00-12:30    ELG01
06 February 2014   Dr Chia-Jung Tsay
University College London
 11:00-12:30   LT2 
 27 February 2014 Dr Stuart Bunderson
Washington University in St Louis
Olin Business School 
 11:00-12:30    LT2
03 April 2014  Dr Julie Battilana
Harvard Business School 
 11:00-12:30   LT5 
24 April 2014  Dr Jeff Polzer
Harvard Business School 
 11:00-12:30   LT5 
 25 April 2014 Dr Kathleen McGinn
Harvard Business School 
 11:00-12:30   LT5 
 01 May 2014 Dr Serena Chen
University of California
 11:00-12:30   LT4 
 13 May 2014

Dr Raj Raghunathan
      The University of Texas
at Austin
Joint Seminar with the Marketing Subject Area

 11:00-12:30   LT3
 23 May 2014 Dr Heejung Kim
University of California,
Santa Barbara 
 10:45-12:15    LT3
 06 June 2014 Dr David Sherman 
University of Califonia,
Santa Barbara
 11:00-12:30    LT5
 05 June 2014

Dr Andrew Elliot
University of Rochester

 11:00-12:30              LT5

Contact us

For more information about Organisational Behaviour, contact Ana Almeida.

Organisational Behaviour events

London Business School hosts informative, exciting Organisational Behaviour events, including:

See our research events


Find our about our PhD students and the PhD in Organisational Behaviour