Management

The Ph.D. Program in MANAGEMENT is a full-time program designed for superior students preparing for a career devoted to scholarly research and teaching at research-intensive universities. The program emphasizes student/faculty interaction, flexibility in designing a program to meet individual needs, and timely completion of the degree.

Doctoral students in Management choose between two broad areas of focus: organizational behavior and strategic management.

  • Organizational behavior research examines the attitudes, behaviors, management, and performance of people working in organizational settings.
  • Strategic management research examines the substance, process, and consequences of firm-level policy decisions that are compatible with a firm’s external environment.

Students also have the option to add a specialization in entrepreneurship. Research on entrepreneurship examines issues pertaining to the creation of new firms and lies at the heart of sustainable regional and national growth.

Our approach combines broad exposure to these areas of research with ample depth to concentrate on one area. The program is intended to prepare students to conduct original research; i.e., to explain phenomena previously not well understood and then to test proposed explanations empirically. We aim for students to be among the best-trained in the field and place them in top research universities.

 

Research topics

  • Corporate alliances and networks
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Long horizon investments
  • Real options
  • Human capital and top management teams
  • Family firms and venture capitalists
  • Team processes and effectiveness
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Leadership
  • Gender and diversity in the workplace
  • Work and family
  • International expansion
  • Learning processes
  • Managerial ethics
  • Cross-cultural behavior
  • Employee attachment to organizations
  • Training effectiveness

 

Placement

Graduates have accepted faculty positions at research universities including Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Drexel, Fordham, Northeastern University, Oregon State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers, and University of Texas-Dallas.