DDBA-800: Conceptual Foundations of Organizational Research Report a Broken Link

This course will provide DBA students with a basic understanding of the major theoretical perspectives in Organization Behaviour, Organization Theory, and Strategic Organization.

The readings are intended to provide an overview of the most important conceptual insights in these fields rather than examples of the most recent studies. The readings selected constitute either classics or near classics in the field or integrative works that summarize and critique those classics. The course goal is that students examine these theories and their applications with a critical eye to determine the conceptual and practical strengths and limitations of the material and its applicability to different administrative situations.

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Note: Skim through pp. 29-31

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Reading 29: Uzzi, B. (1996). The sources and consequences of embeddedness for the economic performance of organizations: The network effect. American Sociological Review, 61(4), 674–698.

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