Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management
The OBHR is the study of people, process and outcomes within thoe rganizational behavior and human resources management. Through research, collaboration and dissemination of knowledge, students understand how to impact organizational effectiveness in a variety of different environments, industrie s and across multiple levels of analyses. Our expectation is that students within the OBHR major will craft a program of research that is built upon rigorous theory as well as strong methodological skills that are both necessary for effective scholarship. We encourage collaboration with OBHR faculty that has a proven track record of publishing ...view middle of the document...
Such models, as noted, form the basis for the design of systems to manage organizational personnel. We will begin with the classical industrial engineering model as a concept for shaping and influencing human behavior and we will trace and explore the evolution of management thought to the current emphasis on people as "human resources" in organizations. The basic writings, research and theories relevant to these and other models will be explored in depth.
* Foundations of Human Resources Management
The purpose of this seminar is to offer a rigorous and intensive introduction to some of the basic functions and issues in area of Human Resources/Personnel Management (herein after referred to as HRM). The emphasis will be on mastering a number of core concepts that drive research and practice, developing an understanding of the research foundations that underpin the field, and building an appreciation for the intellectual history and evolution of HRM as a key management function. While the main goal of the course is to enhance our scholarly insight and understanding of the development and knowledge in the field, we also want to do two additional things: (1) sharpen our abilities at critical thinking and the generation of creative ideas and (2) develop an appreciation for the practical application of this knowledge.
* Groups and Social Identity
This doctoral seminar is designed to provide students with an in depth look at some of the major topics of interest concerning groups, teams and social identity in organizations. We will draw on research and theory across a number of areas including organizational behavior, social psychology, sociology, sport psychology and public affairs. Our emphasis will be on topics that help to better understand the structures, processes and/or outcomes at the group level including topics such as cohesion, team composition, identity formation, diversity, and identity measurement. The goal is to stimulate thinking about the dynamics of identity at the group level it applies to students' own area of research
* International Management
This doctoral seminar covers the foundations of the field of international management drawing on multiple theoretical perspectives: economics, strategic management, and organizational behavior and theory. The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the intellectual lineage and behavioral assumptions underlying the different approaches to studying international management. We explore why firms choose to invest overseas and what determines their selection of location and ownership structure. We look at the role that firm capabilities play in the international context, the influence of regional differences on organization design choices, as well as the nature of comparative management. The goal of the course is to explore the intellectual foundations of the key questions in the international management literature and to explore the ways in which the...