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KTAG Conference on Social Psychology and Organizations

Date:  March, 13-15, 2009
Location:  James L. Allen Center

Conference organizers and hosts:

  • David De Cremer, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands
  • Rolf van Dick, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • J. Keith Murnighan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA

This KTAG conference at Kellogg will bring together outstanding scholars whose research touches the interfaces of social psychology and organizational behavior. Social psychology deals with social interactions between individuals and groups: it can be defined as the scientific study of thought, influence, and relational processes. As individuals populate, run, and confuse (!) organizations, analyzing individual behavior and interpersonal interactions is critical for understanding organizational effectiveness and success, as well as individual satisfaction and well-being.

Social psychology and organizational behavior have a long history of theoretical and research connections, using many similar models for individuals, groups, organizations, and even societies and cultures.

Theories of individuals such as attribution theory, cognitive dissonance, psychological reactance, and theories of attitudes and persuasion can help explain individual behavior in organizations and guide our understanding of individual’s work motivation, perceptions, and attributions – concepts that are immediately relevant for situations like job interviews or performance evaluations. Social psychological theories also address cooperation, aggression, justice and fairness, and affiliation, i.e., how we inter-relate. Theories of group interactions address, among other issues, social influence, social identity, and intergroup behavior, also extremely relevant for organizational behavior. Social psychology’s conceptual analyses open a window into leadership effectiveness as well as cooperation and conflict in and between groups. When entire organizations act as groups, for instance, during mergers and acquisitions, their interactions have a huge impact on all of the organizations’ individual members. Finally, social psychology contributes to our understanding societal and cultural influences on individuals’ everyday attitudes and behavior, as well as their cross-cultural interactions.

One of the key products of the conference will be the publication of a KTAG-sponsored book, which will provide an overview of recent developments in social psychological theory with a particular focus on their application to organizational issues.

Negotiation & Teamwork
Teaching Workshop

November 1, 2008
Program on Negotiation & Mediation, NU Law School
Kellogg Team and Group Research Center, Kellogg School of Management
Dispute Resolution Research Center, Kellogg School of Management
Please join us our 4th Biennial Teaching Workshop featuring faculty from Kellogg and Northwestern University's Law School. Sessions will focus on negotiation: deal making, dispute resolution, culture, ethics, multi-parties, and decision making: trust, teamwork decision making, and team dynamics. Instructors stress how to maximize the learning experience for your students. The purpose of the workshop is to share teaching exercises and techniques with faculty from other schools. Participants will have the option to register for sessions in the negotiation track, the teams track, or to mix up tracks.

More information is available on the DRRC Web site

Negotiation and Teamwork
Teaching Workshop
November 4, 2006

Sponsors
Program on Negotiation & Mediation, NU Law School
Kellogg Team and Group Center, Kellogg School of Management
Dispute Resolution Research Center, Kellogg School of Management

Conflicts in Teams
June 24-25, 2005

Sponsors
Kellogg Team and Group Center (KTAG), Kellogg School of Management

KTAG conference on Conflict in Teams. We had an exciting program of talks by international scholars (PDF 254 K / 3 pages). This conference brought together a diverse set of scholars from business, psychology, and communication disciplines to discuss and integrate these perspectives

Location
The conference was held at the James L. Allen Center, 2169 Sheridan Road, on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

KTAG / DRRC Teaching Workshop
October 23, 2004
at Rubloff Hall and McCormick Hall at the NU Law School

Sponsors
Program on Negotiation & Mediation, NU Law School and the
Dispute Resolution Research Center, Kellogg School of Management
Kellogg Team and Group Center, Kellogg School of Management

This Teaching Workshop featured faculty from Northwestern's law and business schools. Sessions focused on negotiation deal making, negotiation disputing, negotiation coalitions, negotiation multiparty, decision making games, and teamwork. Instructors stressed learning takeaways and how to maximize the learning experience for the students. The purpose of the workshop was to share teaching exercises and techniques with faculty from other schools.

The conference was held in Arthur Rubloff Hall and McCormick Hall at the Law School on Northwestern University's Chicago campus (375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611)

Conference Overview (PDF 94 K / 1 page)
Speakers (PDF 16 K / 2 pages)

Creativity and Innovation in Organizations
June 27–28, 2003
at the James L Allen Center, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Sponsors
Kellogg Team and Group Center, Kellogg School of Management

The conference titled, Creativity and Innovation in Organizational Teams, is a new book of the same title to be published soon by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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