The primary objective of this doctoral seminar is to survey the major theoretical perspectives and issues studies in organizational analysis research.  This seminar seeks to enable an interactive and critical survey of organizational theory. Although the seminar is focused in the area of organizational analysis and theory, the underlying theoretical ideas are general enough to have applicability in other domains in social science.

In each on-line sessions, we will examine both important historical contributions and more recent treatments of the topic for the day.  Each session may contain both theoretical and empirical contributions. Make sure that you read the papers or book chapters in advance. In the seminar, we should draw out key ideas from the readings, raise issues and criticize the theories and research, and develop integrations and competing tests of the theories.