Not available in 2019/20
Research in Organisational Behaviour
This information is for the 2019/20 session.
Dr Lourdes Sosa and Dr Chia-Huei Wu
This course is compulsory on the MRes/PhD in Management (Employment Relations and Human Resources) and MRes/PhD in Management (Organisational Behaviour). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course seeks to provide PhD students with a foundational understanding of established research in Organisational Behaviour with the objective of encouraging them to design novel research that advances the field. Specifically, this course will introduce students to the evaluation of established research in micro- and macro-level Organisational Behaviour, progressing through units of analysis from psychology research to organisational theory.
30 hours of seminars in the MT. 30 hours of seminars in the LT.
Formative feedback on the individual presentation and essay will be provided throughout the course. Students will be expected to review their plan for presentation in office hours beforehand, and to informally present work in progress throughout the course for continuous feedback.
Indicative readings include:
Barsade, S. G., & Gibson, D. E. (2007). Why does affect matter in organizations? Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(1), 36-59.
Hewlin, P. F. (2009). Wearing the cloak: Antecedents and consequences of creating facades of conformity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 727-741.
Judge, T., Bono, J., Ilies, R., & Gerhardt, M. (2002). Personality and leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 765-780.
Mathieu, J., Maynard, M. T., Rapp, T., & Gilson, L. (2008). Team effectiveness 1997-2007: A review of recent advancements and a glimpse into the future. Journal of Management, 34, 410-476.
Baron, J.N., Hannan, M.T., Burton, M.D. (2001). Labor Pains: Change in Organizational Models and Employee Turnover in Young, High-Tech Firms. American Journal of Sociology, 106, 960-1012.
Uzzi, B. (1997). Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks: The Paradox of Embeddedness. Administrative Science Quarterly, 42, 35-67.
Hannan, M.T., Freeman, J. (1984). Structural Inertia and Organizational Change. American Sociological Review, 49, 149-164.
Essay (40%, 4000 words) in the MT.
Essay (40%, 4000 words) in the LT.
Presentation (20%) in the MT and LT.
Total students 2018/19: Unavailable
Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Specialist skills