Organization Management

(Management and Global Business Dept., Rutgers Business School)


26:620:555 Seminar in Organizational Behavior
Spring 2010 and every second spring thereafter.
Survey of theory and empirical research about the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Typical topics include motivation, socialization, job design, satisfaction, performance, leadership, group norms, and decision-making processes.

26:620:556 Seminar in Organization Theory
Fall 2010 and every second fall thereafter.
Survey of theory and empirical research about the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Typical topics include models or organizations (e.g., theories of bureaucracy and closed, open, and natural systems), effects of technology, environment, power and decision-making, and organizational culture.

26:620:557 Social Science Research Methods
Every Spring or Fall.
Surveys methods used in the study of organizations, including experimental design, survey research, case methods, questionnaire and interview construction, and scaling techniques. Students expected to design feasible research projects that are carried out later.

26:620:558 Seminar in Strategic Management
Every other year.
This seminar introduces the field of strategy at the Ph.D. level. It critically reviews a wide variety of approaches to strategy research, including both behavioral and economic approaches, and the relation of other areas of research to strategy formulation and implementation.

26:620:604 Seminar in Leadership and Group Processes
Not currently offered.
Important theories and empirical studies of leadership and group process. Key theoretical and methodological issues in transformational leadership, empowerment, and self-managing teams.

26:620:660 Qualitative Research Methods
Students may substitute 26:834:609 which is offered every spring.
Emphasizes issues of eliciting, analyzing, and representing verbal data in qualitative research. The topics considered are definition and evaluation of qualitative research; methods of eliciting data from individuals and groups; methods of analyzing verbal data; issues of representing narratives; and new research directions using feminist, historical, and aesthetic methods.

26:620:662 Event Data in Social Science
Spring 2016 and every second spring thereafter.
How categorical and event data, event count data and continuous time series data can be analyzed to answer research questions in organization management and international business. Problems in economics, marketing, political science, sociology and other areas will also be considered. The goal of the course is for students to leave with a toolbox of methods that they can apply to their own research. Students will be trained to use a variety of statistical programs for particular types of data.

26:620:664 Econometrics for Social Science
Spring 2009 and every second spring thereafter.
This course focuses on the fundamental research design issues that arise in many social science contexts. Particular emphasis is given to applications in management and public policy. For example, topics covered in detail are self-selected samples, endogeneity problems and state dependence and heterogeneity. The first half of the course focuses on research design. The second half of the course illustrates the research design topics in the context of basic panel data econometrics. Using a micro panel dataset on Canadian multinational firms, students are introduced to STATA and learn panel data econometric techniques.

26:620:670 Multivariate Analysis
Spring 2006 and every second spring thereafter.
Multivariate normal distributions, principal components, factor analysis, canonical correlation, discrimination and classification. Prerequisite: 26:960:577.

26:620:671 Management of Innovation and Technology
Fall 2006 and every second fall thereafter.
Examines individual, structural, and contextual factors that facilitate and inhibit the generation and implementation of new technology. Emphasizes the management of innovation in organizations.

26:620:675 Advanced Topics in Strategic Management
Spring 2016 and every second spring after.
This seminar is designed for doctoral students who expect to conduct research in the strategy area. It surveys and critically evaluates contemporary research in the strategy field, reanalyzing, reframing, and extending traditional approaches and theories.

26:620:677 Culture and Organizations
Spring 2009 and every second spring thereafter.
This course draws on the cross-cultural psychology literature on national and ethnic cultures and on the management literature on culture in organizations. Major topics include the content and manifestations of culture, cultural similarities and differences, the transmission of culture, culture and subculture, culture change, leadership and culture, and managing organizational culture.

 26:620:685 Entrepreneurship

26:620:685 Special Topics in Organization Management

Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior

Business Ethics


Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Institutional Knowledge

Research Design

Survey Research

26:620:701 Teacher Training Seminar

Every Spring

26:620:686 First Early Research Seminar in Organization Management

26:620:687 Second Early Research Seminar in Organization Management

26:620:688 Independent Study in Organization Management

26:620:799 Dissertation Research in Organization Management


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