Classes

Craft of Theorizing Research - OB719 / SO770 (Boston University)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019
Research projects are like gems that need polishing and the craft of polishing them to uncover a theoretical contribution can partly be learned. This intensive course is designed to help participants polish their gems-in-the- making and sharpen their emerging contributions. The seminar is primarily designed for doctoral students who have already collected and/or analyzed data. The common denominator for participants is that they be engaged in research projects reliant on qualitative or quantitative data (e.g., archives, interviews, field observations, and surveys) and be willing to share with... Read more about Craft of Theorizing Research - OB719 / SO770 (Boston University)

Leading Organizations and People - OB 713 (Boston University)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

This course introduces concepts, models and frameworks to help you become better managers of the organizations you work for, the teams you work in, the people you work with and your own professional development. Emphasis will be on behavioral science concepts and research findings related to the major challenge managers face—how to organize individuals in order to fulfill the objectives and strategies of the firm. Topics that will be examined include: the nature and dynamics of the organization (organizational structure and culture, performance systems and metrics, reward systems,...

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Macro Organization Theory - DS 911 / SOC 716 (Boston University)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

This course is an introduction to the major theoretical approaches and ongoing debates in organizational theory, an inter-disciplinary subject area that draws on several traditions, including economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.  Organization theory aims to explain the origins, persistence, and disappearance of the organizations that are central to our society and daily life (e.g., firms, markets, governments, occupations, non-profit organizations, and more). We will start with the classics and then trace the history of ideas as the field has evolved to its...

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The Process of Discovery - KHC HC401 (Boston University)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

This course has three aims: to continue your general education by introducing you to field-changing research drawn from different fields of inquiry, to assist you in designing your Keystone project, and to help you express field-specific insights in language accessible to a general audience. The course is structured around three basic activities: individual and group analysis; writing exercises aimed at promoting intellectual discovery, methodological rigor, and project design; and group activities aimed at honing project design and presentation skills.

During the first seven...

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Managing Groups & Teams (Yale School of Management)

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2014

This is a short course on the theory and practice of leading, managing, and functioning in task- performing groups and teams. The course has two primary goals: first, to provide you with a conceptual framework for analyzing group dynamics, diagnosing performance problems, and designing appropriate interventions, and second, to help you develop practical skills for building effective groups and teams. Both of these objectives will be important to your effectiveness in your study groups at School and in organizational teams of which you will be a member or leader after you graduate.

Design of Field Research Methods - HBS 4070 & FAS 2070 (Harvard University)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2014

Field research involves collecting original data (qualitative or quantitative) in field sites. The course will combine informal lecture and discussion with practical sessions designed to build specific skills for conducting field research in organizations. Readings include books and papers about research methodology, as well as articles that provide exemplars of field research, including both theory driven and phenomenon driven work. Specific topics covered include variance versus process models, blending qualitative and quantitative data (in one paper, one study, or one career),...

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Managing Human Capital - HBS 2060 (Harvard Busines School)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2012

Managing Human Capital has been specifically designed to teach practical skills for the general manager who seeks to manage both other people and his or her own career with optimal effectiveness. Any and all students who believe they will need to effectively manage other people to produce superior business results should take this course. In the Managing Others' Human Capital (MOHC) segment, during the first part of the semester, we will cover best practices in the design of recruiting, performance-evaluation, and compensation systems; how to develop people, manage workforce reductions, and have difficult conversations; and how to manage corporate culture and change. In the Managing Your Own Human Capital (MYHC) segment, students will learn how to develop as a professional, navigate the transition to general manager, and evaluate career transitions and choices strategically.

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