Lu (Nick) Wang
Provides an understanding of the behavior of individuals in organizations. Draws from psychology, sociology, organization theory and covers topics such as personality, motivation, leadership, communication, conflict, and group dynamics. Prerequisite: Not open to students in the Faculty of Business. Open only to students from other faculties where the course is a requirement. Not to be taken by students with credit in SEM 200, 201 or 310.
This seminar examines theory and original research within the field of organizational behavior. The course covers a range of topics, including job performance, work attitudes (e.g., organizational commitment, job satisfaction), motivation, trust, justice, individual differences (e.g., personality), team structure and processes, power, leadership, and organizational culture. The primary emphasis is on the field's classic, ground-breaking and/or provocative articles. Overall, the course exposes students to current research thinking and strategies within the field. Prerequisite: Registration in Business PhD Program at the University of Alberta or written permission of instructor. Approval of the Business PhD Program is also required for non-PhD students. Not to be taken by students with credit in ORG A 702.