Organization and Human Resources

PhD in Management student Kalan Norris.

Improve human interaction and organizational effectiveness through research and teaching on individual, group and institutional behavior.

Focus on behavior in the organizational context, relations between individuals and organizations, the study of organizations themselves and the behavioral and social science foundations of these subjects. The related field of human resources examines the strategies and approaches used to effectively recruit, select, develop, reward and manage people.

PhD Applications Suspended

Organization and Human Resources is not accepting applications to the PhD program for fall 2024. 

World-Class Research

Work with faculty who are ranked among the most productive researchers by the Academy of Management Journal, as well as by top scholarly journals within their discipline. Our faculty:

  • Are globally connected and have active research programs throughout Europe, Asia and North America
  • Are regularly cited in such international media outlets as the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg Business, Al Jazeera and Nasdaq
  • Collaborate with regional, national and international business leaders
  • Help you connect across disciplines throughout UB and with visiting scholars to gain exposure to a wide range of research paradigms
  • Guide you in the exploration of high-impact research, positioning you for publication in leading academic journals
  • Publish in and serve on editorial boards for leading academic journals
  • Serve or have served in leadership positions in the Academy of Management, including in the Organizational Behavior division
  • Advance research, education and outreach in leadership and organizational development through our Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

Research in Action

Jim Lemoine, PhD, assistant professor of organization and human resources, discusses his research in the Academy of Management Annals, on how leaders who value morality outperform their unethical peers, regardless of industry, company size or role. However, because we all define a "moral leader" differently, leaders who try to do good may face unexpected difficulties.

Jim Lemoine, assistant professor of organization and human resources, discusses his research on moral leadership.

Contact Us

Organization and Human Resources Department
School of Management
University at Buffalo
280 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000

Tel:  716-645-3280
Fax: 716-645-2863

To speak to a faculty member, contact Emily Grijalva, PhD, associate professor, organization and human resources.

Research Focus Areas

Join an intellectual community of scholars with an expansive breadth and depth of research interests, including:

  • Leadership
  • Social networks
  • Motivation
  • Emotions
  • Performance
  • Conflict resolution
  • Social intelligences
  • Teams
  • Negotiation
  • Turnover
  • Power and politics
  • Diversity
  • Trust
  • Job stress

Take an In-Depth Look at our Program

Enrollment Statistics

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