Not available in 2021/22
MG505 Half Unit
Research in Organisational Behaviour Seminar I
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Lourdes Sosa NAB 5.19 and Dr Niranjan Janardhanan NAB 4.28
This course is compulsory on the MRes/PhD in Management (Organisational Behaviour). This course is available on the MRes/PhD in Management (Employment Relations and Human Resources). This course is not available as an outside option.
This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes.
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 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 (100%, 4000 words) in the ST.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: 2
Average class size 2020/21: 3
Value: Half Unit
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