Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Mission and Scope

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (OB & HRM)  Special Interest Group (SIG) encourages professional scholarship, dissemination of information, and fellowship among persons of similar and professional academic interest. The purpose of the OB SIG is to develop an ongoing and constructive dialogue among organisational behaviour scholars and practitioners to conduct research that is relevant for management theory and practice in the contemporary world. The OB SIG aims at promoting research and networking interests in individual and group behaviour in the organisational context by providing a wide-ranging, engaged and internationally-focused forum to discuss and develop research and practice in the field.


OB & HRM SIG at EURAM has been established in 2012 and by now has become one of the largest SIGs as measured by the number of papers submitted. Notwithstanding the popularity of some topics the intention is to display the variety and creativity embedded in the work of OB SIG authors. Therefore, in addition to well-established topics the OB SIG is open to and wants to encourage submissions to different new streams of research in private, public and non-profit organisations, dealing with the study of attributes, processes, mechanism, behaviours, and outcomes within and between individual, interpersonal, group, and organisational levels of analysis.

Empirical, conceptual, and practitioner-oriented contributions utilizing various theoretical perspectives, and research designs are welcome. Submissions from early career scholars, senior academics and practitioners are equally welcome.



OB & HRM SIG Chair: Alessia Sammarra, University of L’Aquila, Italy (

OB & HRM SIG Programme Chair: Eleanna Galanaki, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece (

OB General Track Co-chairs: Dinuka Herath, University of Huddersfield, UK (, Andres Salas Vallina, University of Valencia, Spain ( and Rosa Lutete Geremias, University of Lisbon, Portugal (

HRM Track Co-chairs: Silvia Profili, Università Europea di Roma, Italy ( and Silvia Dello Russo, LUISS, Italy (

Team Performance Track Co-chairs: Antonio Abrantes, Toulouse Business School, France (, Monika Maslikowska, University of Zurich, Switzerland, (

Leadership track Co-chairs: Ceyda Maden, Ozyegin Unversity, Turkiye (, Meltem Ceri Booms KU Leuven (, Monica Zaharie, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania (, Tânia de Matos Gomes Marques, School of Technology and Management CARME, Portugal ( and Julianna Grabianowski, Doane University, USA (

OB & HRM SIG Communication Officer: Gayanga Bandara Herath, Örebro University, Sweden, ( ) and Irene Zografou, Athens University of Economics and Business, (

2021 Award Winners
Organisational Behaviour Strategic Interest Group


OB & HRM SIG - Best Reviewer Award

The ex-aequo winners of the Best Reviewer Award for the OB SIG were Alex Cayrol, Grenoble Ecole Management, France, and Rosa Lutete Geremias, School of Social and Political Sciences, Portugal.


OB & HRM General Track - Best Paper Award

This year, the winning paper was “A pattern-oriented approach to study aggression: Implications for emotional well-being” authored by Hamsa Gururaj and Aaron Schat, McMaster University, Canada.


HRM Track - Best Paper Award

This year, the winning paper was “The joint role of HRM and leadership for teleworker well-being – An analysis during the COVID-19 pandemic” authored by Niklas Günther , Sven Hauff , and Philip Dorsel, Helmut Schmidt Univesity Hamburg , Germany. 


Leadership Track - Best Paper Award

This year, the winning paper was “The choice of a leader: CEO sociopolitical activism as a signal of authentic leadership” authored by Moritz Appels, University of Mannheim.


Team Performance Track - Best Paper Award

This year, the winning paper was “Crowd-science projects: How leaders' emotions shape online participation” authored by Alex Cayrol, Thomas Gillier, Grenoble Ecole Management, France, and Olga Kokshagina, RMIT University.


Big Data, Data Analytics and new forms of Work Topic - Best Paper Award

This year, the winning paper was “Feeling treated fairly? Employee Reactions toward AI in Career Development Systems” authored by Alina Köchling , Marius Wehner, and Sascha Ruhle, Heinrich Heine University, Germany.


Meaning and Mindfulness at work in Global crises: The role of PayCap, Work Meaningfulness and Mindfulness at Work Topic - Best Paper Award

This year, the winning paper was “Predictors of work alienation: Differences between hierarchical levels” authored by Arne Vanderstukken and Marjolein Caniëls, Open University of the Netherlands.