The Management and Organizations Area focuses on research on managing organizations in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world.

  • By design, organizations are characterized by differing perspectives, interests, and access to power. We examine how perceptions of diversity and justice affect organizational processes and outcomes. We also study how teams pursue multiple goals and how leaders build cohesion and motivation in organizations through their personal and interpersonal actions.
  • Individuals, teams, and organizations continuously confront difficult, ambiguous decisions. We study how individual psychology, organizational conditions and social factors can shape how decisions are made and how they can be improved. Because organizations face a distributed, globalized, rapidly changing environment, we examine how organizations and groups function to create, transmit, and use knowledge across perspectives and geography.

Our research contributes to the development of our scholarly disciplines, infuses our teaching, and advances management practice.