The Organizational Behavior (OB) department is composed of researchers who study the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Our research interests cover a wide variety of topics ranging from leadership, to workforce diversity, decision making, human evolution, and the design of contracts and institutions, among many other topics.


Our professors, post-doctoral researchers, and Ph.D. students have backgrounds in various disciplines including social, cognitive and industrial psychology, management, economics, and ecology. Our core aim is to conduct research that has an impact on both theory and practice. We have published in top journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, American Economic Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Review, and Science.


The OB department benefits greatly from the faculty’s laboratory complex, called the Labex, which offers an ideal research environment for many different types of research. Aside from a lab for group experiments with up to 32 participants, we have several smaller labs for individual decision making and smaller-group experiments, a virtual reality lab, a social sensing lab, and a lab for neuroscientific studies.


We also teach a wide range of courses in all programs and levels of the Faculty of Business and Economics (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D., and EMBA). Subjects include communication, decision-making, game theory, leadership, and experimental and evidence-based research methods, among others. We are deeply convinced that the challenges arising from today's increasingly global and competitive economy require managers with a diverse set of skills. Our courses not only provide in-depth training on using quantitative methods in management, but also aim at developing communication and leadership skills.


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On behalf of the Department of Organizational Behavior,  

Franciska Krings
Head of Department and Professor of Organizational Behavior

Internef - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 33 62
Fax +41 21 692 33 05
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