Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management

Recent Highlights

  • The department has had an influx of new faculty with particular strengths in the topics of organizational citizenship behavior, darkside topics in organizational behavior (e.g., counterproductive work behavior, dark triad, questionable research practices), superstar effects, leadership, fairness and validity of pre-employment tests, meta-analysis, and research methods.
  • Our department was recently ranked No. 5 worldwide in number of publications in top OBHRM journals, according to Texas A&M Research Productivity Rankings.
  • Multiple OBHRM faculty have recently received distinguished early career research productivity awards from the Academy of Management and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Areas of Faculty Research

One of the key strengths of our faculty is our breadth of expertise, offering students the opportunity to work with faculty in numerous domains, such as:

  • attentional focus
  • counterproductive work behavior
  • dark triad
  • employee-driven innovation
  • ethics
  • fairness/validity of pre-employment tests
  • individual differences
  • job design
  • job engagement
  • leadership education and development
  • managerial skill assessment
  • meta-analysis
  • motivation and engagement
  • non-task behaviors
  • organizational and employee  effectiveness
  • organizational change
  • organizational citizenship behavior
  • outcome reporting bias
  • personnel selection
  • productivity and performance
  • publication bias
  • questionable research practices
  • research methods
  • sleep
  • structural equation modeling
  • superstar effects
  • teamwork processes
  • transfer of training
  • work ambivalence

Our faculty are leaders in their areas of expertise, serving as associate editors and on the editorial review board for leading journals, including:

  • Academy of Management Learning and Education
  • Group and Organization Management
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Journal of Business and Psychology
  • Journal of Management
  • Personnel Psychology 

Lee, Youngduk, C. M. Berry and Gonzaelz-Mulé, E. (in press). “The Importance of Being Humble: A  Meta-Analysis and Incremental Validity Analysis of the Relationship between Honesty-Humility and Job Performance.” Journal of Applied Psychology.

Gonzalez-Mulé, Erik, B. Cockburn, B.W. McCormick, Peng Zhao (2019). “Team Tenure and Team Performance: A Meta-analysis and Process Model.” Personnel Psychology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/peps.12319

Aguinis, H., E. O’Boyle, E. Gonzalez-Mulé, and Harry Joo (2016). “Cumulative Advantage: Conductors and Insulators of Heavy-tailed Productivity Distributions and Productivity Stars.” Personnel Psychology, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp: 3-66.

Bergh, D. D., H. Aguinis, C. Heavey, D.J. Ketchen, B. K. Boyd, P. Su, C. Lau, Harry Joo (2016). “Using Meta-Analytic Structural Equation Modeling to Advance Strategic Management Research: Guidelines and an Empirical Illustration via the Strategic Leadership-Performance Relationship.” Strategic Management Journal, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp: 477-497.

Students are working on research projects beginning on day one. This ensures that students graduate with the tools to produce original, high quality research and be major contributors to their fields.Dr. Erik Gonzalez-Mulé, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management