We live in a society where organizations are the engines of technology and social innovation, the foundations of careers, and the bases of social diversity. The study of organizations is at the cutting edge of the social sciences - a multi-disciplinary endeavor that draws on the disciplines of psychology, social psychology, sociology, and economics. The discipline utilizes a wide array of research techniques, including experiments, longitudinal event history analysis, computer simulations, survey questionnaires, case studies, and qualitative or ethnographic methods.
The Organization & Management (O&M) program prepares students for research and teaching careers in three major areas: organization theory, organizational behavior, and strategic management. Doctoral study in O&M provides students an opportunity to synthesize theory and practice, pursue cutting-edge research, and cultivate teaching skills.
The O&M faculty study a wide range of topics, from micro-level individual perceptions and capabilities to more macro-level phenomena such as the behaviors and performance of organizations, industries, and institutions.
They have an active program of research and publication in the leading journals in management as well as the reference disciplines of psychology and sociology, including a history of visible roles in the Academy of Management, and publishing in and serving on the editorial boards of leading journals including: