Macro organizational behavior is one of the academic field in management studies, which is aimed at explaining causal relations regarding organizational actions, performance, and survival with its focus on interactions between organizations and their external environments. In this course, students will learn fundamental theories which are frequently used in the research on macro organizational behavior. For this, students will review book chapters and academic papers.
Major objectives of these works are to understand what are the major concerns of macro organizational behaviors and how to find research questions, develop main arguments (hypotheses), and develop methods of this research area, and to critically and constructively assess academic papers based on this field. As a final test, this class will require students to make a short research proposal based on ideas that they learn in this class and state research questions, purposes, main arguments (hypotheses), methods and expected implications.