Innovation in Organizational Change



This seminar focuses on individual-level and team-level behaviors aimed at innovation and change in organizations.  We will be exploring topics such as employee voice and proactive behaviors, team diversity and innovation, innovation implementation, creativity, and barriers to change in organizations.  The purpose of this course is to examine theory and empirical research in these areas in order to help you to develop skills in developing conceptual models and research questions, as well as understanding, critiquing, and extending theory and research published in top academic journals.  Each week we will cover a topic in depth, review a selected set of readings, discuss critical issues relating to theory and research methods, and discuss ways to extend conceptual and empirical models.