University of Alberta - School of Business

School of Business
3 - 23 Business Building
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2R6

Organizational Analysis

Program Information
Faculty: School of Business
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Organizational Behavior Studies
Description Organizational analysis has traditionally been concerned with three distinct areas: organization theory, organization behavior and strategic management. The former examines the design and structure of organizations; the complementary processes of differentiation (the division of labor and the grouping of functions) and integration (the distribution of authority); the relationship between organizations and their social, political, institutional, and economic environments; and the nature and role of politics, power, and conflict that may result from inherent tensions in coordinating a range of disparate functions and interests. The focus of organizational behaviour is human behaviour in a variety of settings within work organizations, the extent to which management is able to influence this, how this might be achieved and with what effects. Strategic management has as its focus an analysis of the organization in its environment, examining the processes by which organizations position themselves and seek to marshal resources and capabilities to support and implement strategies. It is concerned with how organizations match, or fail to match, organizational capabilities and strengths with external opportunities and constraints. The PhD in Organizational Analysis covers all these areas, in addition to exposing students to other disciplinary areas that inform the analysis of organizations.
Website: Organizational Analysis at University of Alberta - School of Business
Length: 5 Year(s)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

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Last Updated: July 16, 2015