Students in Management focus on research creating management theory and knowledge that is relevant to business practice. Key research themes include:
- General management
- Organizational learning
- Networks and strategic alliances
- Social enterprises
- Senior teams
- Globally distributed teams
Perhaps the most distinctive feature of Management is its focus on real organizational phenomena from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students in Management typically choose at least one discipline in which to anchor their research, usually economics, psychology or sociology. As organizational phenomena cut across economics, psychology, sociology, organizational behavior, and administrative sciences, our students develop discipline-based expertise in at least two substantive domains.
Through a curriculum covering multiple disciplines and functional perspectives and through thesis work that typically includes field-based research, students in Management master concepts and research skills that enable them to do rigorous research that is directly relevant to business problems.
Examples of recent doctoral thesis research include:
1) The role of social networks in promoting coordination and innovation within large, complex firms
2) The process through which professionals manage the boundaries between their work and non-work lives
3) How a firm can be systematic in achieving a sustainable competitive advantage by leveraging its employees