Students must prepare written papers (in groups of at most two students) and present them to class. A first draft of the paper has to be handed in one week before presentation. Papers may be revised to create a final version (due at the end of the semester) after presentation. For each paper, two discussants will be assigned who have to prepare a brief (about one page) discussion statement on their colleague's work. Active participation in classroom discussion will also be evaluated.
The total score for the course is therefore based on:
Seminar paper (55%)
Discussion paper (15%)
Active participation in discussions (10%)
All papers submitted will be checked for plagiarism and rules the rules published on our homepage will be strictly enforced.
The goal of the seminar is twofold: the substantive goal is to develop insights into central questions of organization theory using current literature. Furthermore, students write and present their own papers based on scientific results, this will prepare them for their work on the master thesis.
Preparation and presentation of student's own papers based on literature, classroom discussion
Initial literature will be provided. Students are expected to perform their own literature research and include additional references in their papers.