Global Team

The Global Committee (GC) of the Organizational Behavior division was formed in May 2014. The mission of the GC includes welcoming and supporting international members to the OB division, leveraging the international character of the division, and ensuring that its offerings and services reflect the increasingly international membership.   The committee includes OB scholars from around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Kenya, Norway, Peru, Singapore, Turkey, the UK, and the US.   The GC works in three main areas:

  1. Proposing and organizing new PDW’s and Social Events with a global orientation
  2. Assisting OB Executive Committee on any issues related to globally relevant content and global membership
  3. Working with MCC on creating joint events such as the Global OB Ambassadors program starting in 2018
  4. Collecting additional information regarding the needs and preferences of OB division members all around the world.

Global Committee Chair

Marjo-Riitta (Maikki) Diehl is Associate Professor of Management and Organization at Aalto University School of Business in Finland.  She has previously served as Vice Dean Research and Professor at EBS Business School in Germany. She received her PhD at London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) in 2006. Before joining academia, she worked at the International Labor Office in Switzerland.

Maikki’s research focuses on issues of organizational justice and fairness at work and gender and women’s leadership. Her work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Business Ethics. Maikki serves on the reviewer boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior and International Journal of Human Resource Management.

 If would like to get involved in the activities of the GC, please contact Maikki!

Global Committee Members



Ashley Fulmer

Georgia State University

Andreas Richter

University of Cambridge

Ehrhardt, Kyle P

University of Colorado Denver


Aalto University School of Business

Abiola Sarnecki

Hochschule RheinMain

Minna Paunova

Copenhagen Business School

David Patient

 Vlerick Business School

Wehrle, Katja

Gissen University

Jelena Zikic

York University

Hongxia Peng

 University of Rouen

Ulrich Leicht-Deobald

University of St. Gallen

Eugene Ohu

Lagos Business School

Tomoki Sekiguchi

Kyoto University

Yuka Fujimoto

Sunway University

Tamara Hernandez

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Silja Hartmann

Freie Universität Berlin

Chad Chiu

 Adelaide Business School

Monica Sharif

Morgan State University

Julia Backmann

University College Dublin

Marylene Gagne

Curtin University

I-Heng (Ray) Wu

University of South Alabama

Afshan Rauf

University of Wollongong

Maja Graso

University of Otago

Muhammad Faisal

RMIT University

Chitra Dey

VIT Business School

Tatiana Andreeva

Maynooth University / School of Business

Constanze Eib

Uppsala University

Michael Provitera

Barry University

Niki Panteli

Royal Holloway, University of London

Robert Litchfield

Washington & Jefferson College

Ying Chen

The University of Rhode Island

Feirong “Jackie” Yuan

University of Houston-Victoria

Natalia Tarach

York University