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What is Management and Organizations?

The Management and Organizations Area focuses on research in several overlapping areas that reflect key issues in understanding the management of organizations in an increasingly changing and interdependent world.

  • Individuals, teams, and organizations continuously confront difficult, ambiguous decisions. We study how individual psychology, organizational conditions and social factors can shape how decisions are made and how they can be improved.
  • By design, organizations are characterized by differing perspectives and interests. We examine how people judge what is fair and just and how they can resolve differences to find ethical, effective solutions. We study how leaders build cohesion and motivation in organizations through their personal and interpersonal actions.
  • Because the world faces an increased pace of change and globalization, we examine how organizations and groups function to create, transmit, learn and use knowledge.

Our research contributes to the development of our scholarly disciplines, infuses our teaching, and advances management practice.


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