MOR research includes the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the design of organizational structures and the relationship of organizations to their environments. MOR research draws on the basic disciplines of psychology, sociology and economics to investigate research questions in three general areas: organizational behavior, organizational theory and strategic management.
How environmental demands affect organization structure and the boundaries of the firm
How individuals make judgments, negotiate with others and lead organizations
How groups (including corporate boards and top management teams) affect and are affected by the organization
How strategy influences organization performance
How organizations evolve and change
Breadth with Depth
Our faculty and curriculum embody breadth with depth.
Combinations of areas of emphasis and underlying disciplines lead to an array of educational and research possibilities
Complementary methods courses
Ample elective opportunities to explore underlying disciplines as well as other areas of research interest both within and outside of Marshall
Solid grounding in fundamentals within the chosen emphasis
Within each emphasis, in-depth instruction on the corresponding underlying discipline
Peer Fiss, Associate Professor of Management and Organization