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Micro Organizational Behaviour II
Prof. Premilla D'Cruz
Course Description & Objectives
Building on and integrating their learnings from Micro Organizational Behaviour I as well as other relevant PhD courses, participants completing this course should be able to:
Demonstrate comprehension of and familiarity with concepts and theories relating to individual, interpersonaland group dynamics within an organizational setting;
Gain insights into contemporary and emerging issues and trends relating to individual, interpersonaland group dynamics within an organizational setting
Evidence their ability to apply their knowledge about individuals and groupsand interpersonal processes in organizational settings, inconjunction with their research methods skills, to their chosen area of research
Student-led presentations and discussions of each of the topics in the outline will be undertaken. While presentations are to be based on the assigned readings, students are encouraged to include extra readings beyond the assigned readings. Presentations must go beyond facts and findings to highlight a critical review, in addition to the inclusion of an Indian perspective, indicating available indigenous knowledge on the topic.
A list of questions to aid students’ learning and reflection is below (note – this is not an exhaustive list) and should inform the presentations.
For each paper (assigned and extra):
What is the main message of the paper? What is(are) its strength(s)? What is(are) its weakness(es)? What is(are) its contribution(s)? Why is it important?
If the paper is empirical, what is the theoretical framework and methodology? How would you improve these?
How does the paper contribute to your learning and insight about the topic?
Based on the papers you have read (assigned and extra), what are the key concepts, frameworks/models/theories, debates and contemporary issues around the topic?
How do you see this topic in relation to what you have learnt about OB (micro and macro) and research methodology so far?
Powerpoint slides of the presentation must be submitted as soft copies prior to the presentation. If extra readings are undertaken, these must be submitted as soft copies prior to the presentation.
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