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  • Organization Studies

    Organization Studies is a multidisciplinary activity that brings together the concepts and research methodology of social psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other social sciences. The PhD program focuses on interactions across individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions, as well as organizational processes themselves.

    Specific areas of inquiry include:

    • People in organizations
    • Individual and organizational information processing
    • Decision making and its relationship to achieving personal, professional, and organizational goals
    • The impact of technology on organizational processes and its transfer across organizational and national boundaries
    • Relationships between organizational structure and performance
    • Analysis of group composition and communications patterns within and among groups in relation to group effectiveness and innovation
    • Collaboration across boundaries
    • Study of organizational environment relationships
    • The impact of changing demography and family patterns in the U.S. workforce on organizational processes

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    Organization Studies faculty