2017-2018 Academic Year

  • 2017 Autumn Semester
    • BUSMHR 8611: Professional Development Seminar (14 wk, 1 of 2)

    This is a doctoral seminar on Professional Development for students earning their degrees in the fields of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. It is designed to be taken over the regular 14-week semesters and is comprised of two parts. The first part is offered in the Fall and the second part is offered during the Spring semester. This course is designed to teach PhD students how to succeed in the fields of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Students will learn from departmental faculty, and one another, about best practices and behaviors associated with performing well both in the doctoral program and beyond.

    Contact: Professor Tracy Dumas (dumas.35@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8002.01: Advanced Seminar Select Issues in International Business I (7 wk, session 1)

    The aim of this seminar is to introduce students to culture as a major force in international business and management, in the context of a global economy. In this class we define national culture, review its various classifications, assess its role in management theory and application, and discuss a variety of theoretical, conceptiual, methodological, empirical and practical issues relating to the measurement and application of culture in the world of business. While the primary focus is national culture, we review its interface with other levels of culture (e.g. industry, individual). In particular, we focus on the complex task of capturing, assesing and mapping the many facets of the cultural encounter, its antecedents, contexts, processes, and outcomes.

    Contact: Professor Oded Shenkar (shenkar.1@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8302.01: Advanced Seminar - HR Management I (7 wk, session 1, Part 1 of 2)

    This doctorate-level seminar course will cover various topics in human resource management. Students will be exposed to critical conceptual and theoretical issues in human resource management including work design, recruitment, selection, performance management, compensation, training, development, and knowledge management, human capital and social capital, and strategic human resource management.

    Contact: Professor Ray Noe (noe.22@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8781: Intro to Macro Research Methods (Empirical Testing of Theories of the Firm) (7 wk, session 1)

    This course provides a Ph.D. level overview of research designs used to study non-experimental phenomena within and between organizations. The course assumes that participants are familiar with the philosophy of science as well as basic statistics, probability theory, and linear regression. Familiarity with the foundations of the strategic management field is helpful but not required. Masters students may enroll with the permission of the instructor, but are unlikely to find the material covered helpful in completing their degree plans.

    Contact: Professor Michael Leiblein (leiblein.1@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8001: Seminar in International Business (International Strategy) (7 wk, session 2)

    The objectives of the Advanced Seminar on International Business (IB) are to (1) understand the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline of IB, (2) examine the body of work in this discipline over the past five decades, and (3) provide a strong foundation for scholarly research on IB. More than other areas of business, IB is highly multidisciplinary and draws upon principles of economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, among others. Students of IB will benefit significantly from broadening their exposure to these principles. Nonetheless, the field of IB is motivated by its own set of questions, approaches and domains, which differ from those of these disciplines. In this seminar, students will develop an understanding of these issues.

    Contact: Professor Mona Makhija (makhija.2@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8302.02: Advanced Seminar - HR Management II (7 wk, session 2, Part 2 of 2)

    This doctorate-level seminar course will cover various topics in human resource management. Students will be exposed to critical conceptual and theoretical issues in human resource management including work design, recruitment, selection, performance management, compensation, training, development, and knowledge management, human capital and social capital, and strategic human resource management.

    Contact: Professor Ray Noe (noe.22@osu.edu)

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  • 2018 Spring Semester
    • BUSMHR 8611: Professional Development Seminar (14 wk, 2 of 2)

    This is a doctoral seminar on Professional Development for students earning their degrees in the fields of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. It is designed to be taken over the regular 14-week semesters and is comprised of two parts. The first part is offered in the Fall and the second part is offered during the Spring semester. This course is designed to teach PhD students how to succeed in the fields of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Students will learn from departmental faculty, and one another, about best practices and behaviors associated with performing well both in the doctoral program and beyond.

    Contact: Professor Tracy Dumas (dumas.35@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8202.01: Selected Issues in Organizational Behavior I (7 wk, session 1)

    The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to theory and empirical research in the field of micro-organizational behavior (OB). We will do this through thoughtful examination of conceptual, empirical, and review articles and chapters that address core topics pertaining to individual work behavior and social processes. Our goals are to understand and move beyond historical trends and prevailing views. You will be challenged to think creatively about OB constructs and processes by applying different perspectives and theoretical lenses. The knowledge base is a “work-in-progress” to which doctoral-level students are expected to contribute. This seminar is not intended to be exhaustive in its coverage. The OB field is huge and growing and it is safe to assume that we will not get to many interesting and important topics. You are therefore encouraged to treat the assigned readings as merely a starting point for a deeper examination of central OB topics and, of course, those that evoke your intrinsic interest.

    Contact: Professor Ben Tepper (tepper.15@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8402.01: Advanced Seminar - Selected Issues in Strategic Management I (Corporate Strategy) (7wk, session 1)

    This course is designed to expose doctoral students to a broad foundation in Strategic Management research. The course will offer an introduction to the range of research on strategic management, from the theoretical to the empirical, and from the classic to the current. However, the emphasis in this course is on the empirical testing of the core tenets of the main paradigms in Strategy. This course is intended mainly for first-year Strategy and International Business doctoral students. Other students in related disciplines are also welcome to take this course. It has been designed to complement the contents and flow of other previous doctoral seminars in Strategy. While the earlier seminars in Strategy exposed the students to the main theoretical paradigms of these literatures, this seminar will address the issues encountered in empirical research. The focus of class discussions in this course will not be on the theoretical content of theories, but rather the methodological issues involved in testing them.

    Contact: Professor Jay Anand (anand.18@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8780: Intro to Micro Research Methods (7 wk, session 1, Part 1 of 2)

    This is an introductory doctoral seminar on research methods in management. We will examine basic issues involved in conducting empirical research for publication in scholarly management journals. We will start by discussing the framing of research questions, theory development, the initial choices involved in research design, and basic concerns in empirical testing. We will then consider these issues in the context of different modes of empirical research (including experimental, survey, qualitative, archival, and simulation). We will discuss readings that address the underlying fundamentals of these modes as well as studies that illustrate how management scholars have used them in their work, separately and in combination.

    Please note that we will discuss some analytic techniques but not address all of them in detail, as this material is covered in other courses (e.g., COMM 8801, PSYCH 6822). The course requirements are intended to provide you with opportunities to develop your own research ideas and abilities, as well as to engage with the current literature. My hope is that this seminar will be engaging, thought-provoking, and useful for you. Accordingly, I welcome your suggestions and feedback about class requirements, readings, and procedures at any time.

    Contact: Professor Kaifeng Jiang (jiang.1788@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8202.02: Selected Issues in Organizational Behavior II (7 wk, session 2)

    The purpose of this course is to examine and understand theory and empirical research in the field of micro-organizational behavior and to increase our understanding of people’s behavior in organizations. We will do this in two ways. We will first cover a blend of classic and contemporary literature so that we can appreciate the prevailing theories and findings in various areas of micro-organizational behavior. However, for each topic we will then try to go beyond the existing literature. We will work to increase our understanding by re-framing the research variables, altering the perspective, bringing in new theory, and comparing levels of analysis. The purpose of this course is not meant to be exhaustive. For a more complete understanding of the basics of organizational behavior it is suggested that students take the entire sequence of OB classes.

    Contact: Steffanie Wilk (wilk.17@osu.edu)

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    • BUSMHR 8780: Intro to Micro Research Methods (7 wk, session 2, Part 2 of 2)

    Contact: Professor Kiafeng Jiang (jiang.1788@osu.edu)