Strategy and Organization
Strategy and Organization
Strategy and Organization researchers use diverse theoretical approaches to study organizations and their environments. This involves understanding how organizations develop and execute strategies to be well-positioned in their economic, political, and social environments. Such strategies rely on a broad and deep understanding of organizations in order to effectively leverage resources, governance, practices, structures, and other aspects for desired outcomes at the organization level and beyond. These outcomes from a strategic perspective may include multiple dimensions of organizational performance, such as financial performance, innovation outcomes, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, and so on. The phenomena of study here may be for-profit, non-profit, or other forms of organizing as pertinent in complex and changing environments across the globe.
Our Faculty Members
Here is a list of our current faculty members. We encourage all potential applicants to visit our homepages to learn more about the research we are conducting. Google Scholar and other databases (e.g. SSCI, ABI/INFORM) are also excellent ways to learn about our publications. We also encourage applicants to contact us personally so that we can ensure the best possible fit for our common research interests.
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office by e-mail at
For information about the Strategy and Organization field, please contact Dr. Suhaib Riaz.
MGT8116 Strategic Management (3 units)
This course develops an understanding of the theoretical foundations of research in strategy. The concern is with developing an understanding of competitive behavior in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and with understanding the relationships between an organization's environment, its strategy, and performance outcomes. These include areas such as value creation and firm performance, competition and markets, resources and capabilities, and governance and control.
MGT8117 Organization Theory (3 units)
This course provides an overview of the historical roots of organization theory and focuses on contemporary schools of thought in this area. Topics include resource-based, population ecology, institutional, critical, discursive, and practice-based theories. Theoretical and empirical material illustrating various schools of thought will be discussed.
MGT 8118 Special Topics in Strategy and Organization Research (3 units)
Critical evaluation of studies in targeted domains of strategy and organization. Identification and evaluation of new orientations with an in-depth analysis of historical developments of the domain. Specific domains explored depend on the professor leading the seminar, with topics offered on a rotating basis. Presentation and discussion of a thesis project and other personal research projects.
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office.
For information about the research in the Strategy and Organization field, please feel free to contact Dr. Suhaib Riaz. (