Work and Organizations



This seminar is intended for Ph.D. students who wish to develop an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of research on the management of knowledge and work in organizations. It reviews the major theoretical perspectives, but places a particular emphasis on the current empirical literature related to human resource management. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of this research space, readings draw on a broad range of material including studies from sociology, organization theory, strategy, economics, and policy. These are used to develop an integrative understanding of the underpinnings of work and employment-related research published in top-tier management journals.