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The First Israel Organizational Behavior Conference (IOBC)

December 21-22, 2011

Conference Topic: "Relational Issues in Management"

In an effort to develop a more global community of organizational behavior scholars and promote emerging issues in our field, we are proud to announce that the 1st Israel Organizational Behavior Conference (IOBC), co-sponsored by the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management (AOM), will be held at the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel-Aviv, Israel, on December 21- 22, 2011.

The tentative program features several prominent keynote speakers including Professor Adam Grant (University of Pennsylvania), and Professor Linn van Dyne (Michigan State University).   The IOBC will offer a unique opportunity to present innovative ideas and explore recent developments on "relational" issues in management. The conference will also be an opportunity to share work-in-progress, receive feedback and interact with leading scholars in the field with the hope of forging fruitful collaborations.

Conference Format

The conference will begin with a welcome reception on the evening of December 20th. Papers will be assigned to various session formats based on common themes, scheduled on December 21-22, 2011. Each author in paper sessions will be given 15 minutes to present the paper. Then discussants will review the papers presented and offer integrative critique and suggestions, followed by questions from the audience and a general discussion. The conference will also feature themed interactive sessions which will offer authors the opportunity to present their papers interactively and discuss them with the audience. Keynote addresses and special sessions will be noted in the conference program.

IOBC Best Paper Award

Select papers will be nominated as finalists for the IOBC Best Paper Award. The finalists will be asked to submit a full paper for an additional blind-review process by a distinguished panel. The selected winner(s) of the IOBC Best Paper Award will receive a $500 cash prize. The winning paper will be announced in the concluding session of IOBC. 

Conference Location and Accommodation

IOBC 2011 will be held at the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration at Tel-Aviv University, in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Conference hotels (TBD) will offer special rates to attendees.

Details regarding accommodations will be posted on the conference website soon.

A Holiday & Family Friendly Conference!

The timing between the Christmas holiday and New Year, combined with Israel’s mild weather and fabulous tourist attractions, is perfect for bringing your family to Israel. To make the conference more enjoyable to all involved, IOBC will offer excursions to family members during the conference. These excursions will be offered at net cost and require advance registration.

Conference Registration & Fees

Registration will open in July, 2011. Early registration is advised!  Early registration fee will be available till November 1, 2011. Late registration fee will apply after November 1, 2011 and on-site. Attendees are nevertheless advised to register online by November 1. Students must present a valid student ID upon admission to the conference. Additional fees apply for those registering to the social events and family trips. Please visit the IOBC website to register: http://recanati.tau.ac.il/Eng/iobc.  Payment instructions will be posted on this website.

The conference registration fees:

Early registration fee:  $150

Early registration fee for students: $100

Late registration fee: $200

Late registration fee for students: $150


Conference co-organizers

Peter Bamberger, Tel Aviv University

Hilla Dotan, Tel Aviv University

Dov Eden, Tel Aviv University

Miriam Erez, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Avraham Kluger, Hebrew University

Mina Westman, Tel Aviv University


Advisory committee

Bruce Avolio, University of Washington

Samuel Bacharach, Cornell University

Julian Barling, Queen’s University

Sigal Barsade, University of Pennsylvania

Gilad Chen, University of Maryland

Cary Cooper, Lancaster University

Michael Frese, National University of Singapore

Yitzhak Fried, Syracuse University

John Hollenbeck, Michigan State University

Kenneth Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

David Lewin, University of California, Los Angeles

Elizabeth Morrison, New York University

Daan van Knippenberg, Erasmus University


Conference Coordinator: Michal Gradshtein 

For additional information and to register to the conference, visit the IOBC website at: http://recanati.tau.ac.il/Eng/iobc

We look forward to seeing you in Tel-Aviv, Israel in December 2011!