AOM Interest Group in Organizational Neuroscience

Following the successful sessions at the Academy of Management (AOM) conference in Boston, an international team of scholars is spearheading an effort to establish an interest group in “Organizational Neuroscience.”

The Organizational Neuroscience (ON) interest group is dedicated to using neuroscience knowledge and methodologies to build and test organizational and managerial theory, as well as promote linkages to practice. We encourage knowledge generation through theoretical propositions and/or empirical evidence pertaining to the neuroscience of cognition, emotions, and behavior of individuals in the workplace. Concurrently, the interest group seeks to understand how the environment, culture, and institutions can affect organizational actors’ nervous system functioning. By considering neuroscience in relation to cognition, emotions, and behavior in organizations, we encourage interdisciplinary, multi-method and levels research, cutting across the traditional areas of organizational behavior, strategic management, entrepreneurship, ethics and responsibility, and research methods, among others. The interest group promotes exchanges with scholars and practitioners using neuroscience in such additional fields as behavioral science, marketing, engineering, and economics. Moreover, we encourage ethical considerations when using neuroscience technology in research and in the workplace.

The Steering Committee is composed of:

David Waldman (Chair), Arizona State University

Sebastiano Massaro (Co-Chair), University of Surrey (UK)

Mary Katherine Ward, Curtin University (Australia)

John Antonakis, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Pierre Balthazard, California State University - Sacramento

Richard Boyatzis, Case Western University

Georgios Christopoulos, Nanyang Business School, NTU (Singapore)

Anne Miner, University of Wisconsin


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