Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior


State of the science coverage of key themes in organizational behavior, with the emphasis on the possibilities to use this knowledge in the own research.


The course targets students with an active interest in behavioral research in management that seek to use insights from organizational behavior in their own research – regardless of whether this is in organizational behavior, strategic management, innovation management, behavioral operations management, or another area of behavioral research in management. Basic knowledge of behavioral research is therefore required, so the course can concentrate on advanced coverage of the state of the science. 

On the basis of review/conceptual articles as well as exemplars of empirical research, the course covers a series of key themes in organizational behavior (e.g., teams, leadership, creativity & innovation, social networks). The format is a combination of short lectures and, interactive discussion  to develop an in-depth understanding of the current state of play in a series of subareas of organizational behavior. The bottom line aim of the sessions is to provide input for participants’ own research – the course should not only develop one’s knowledge of research in organizational behavior, but also lead to actionable knowledge that can be translated into the own research efforts.


Research proposal


Series of articles – to be announced

Additional info

This course is fully online.

The timetable for this course can be found here. (The linked timetable might not show all the sessions at one glance. Please scroll per month to see the schedule of the entire course.)

ERIM PhD candidates (Fulltime & Part-time) can register for this course via Osiris Student.

External (non-ERIM) participants are welcome to this course. To register, please fill in the registration form and e-mail it to the ERIM Doctoral Office by four weeks prior to the start of the course. For external participants, the course fee is 1300 euro.