Description: This course provides a Ph.D. level seminar focused on seminal theory and recent theoretical
approaches in the strategic management literature. The literature in strategic management
attempts to explain the differences in the performance and survival of firms by analyzing the
effects of a variety of factors at multiple levels, including countries, industries, organizational
networks, firms, teams, and individuals. The intent of this seminar is to provide a foundation for
conducting and publishing original research in strategic management. The seminar will cover
several topics in the field along with relevant theoretical perspectives developed in economics,
finance, organization theory, psychology, and sociology.
Over the course of the semester, you will:
• Read a large amount of articles published in the leading journals of the field;
• Evaluate different theoretical perspectives;
• Constructively critique empirical research;
• Formulate novel research ideas that advance the field of strategic management;
• Professionally present research ideas and respond to comments; and
• Develop ideas into a research paper that provides the foundations for a future theoretical
paper or empirical study.
Repeatable for Credit.