Courses

W601

Organization Theory

  • 15-weeks
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: PhD candidacy or instructor’s permission

W601 is a survey course intended to introduce basic concepts of organization theory (OT).  OT focuses on organization structure, as both a dependent variable—predicted by a number of independent variables—and as a predictor of organization effectiveness. We’ll begin with classic readings so that you will gain an appreciation for the roots of current research in OT and strategic management, and then discuss more recent theoretical and empirical work building on this earlier foundation.