ORGSTUDY 490 - Advanced Research Team
Section: 001 Research on the U.S. Knowledge Economy
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
Students will be given permission to register for the course at the discretion of the instructor.
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment in either ORGSTUDY 305 or 310 & STATS course.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The USKE project is designed to explain the financial (stock market), technological, and organizational performance of high-technology companies and industries (e.g., infotech/software & biotechnology) in the U.S. Students who are interested in innovation, entrepreneurship, finance, or consulting, as well as those who intend to go on to graduate work in business, law, or the social sciences will gain valuable experience doing work on cutting edge organizational topics in this OS 490 seminar.

Students working on the USKE project will be part of a research team comprised of graduate students from Sociology and the Ross School, and undergraduates drawn from Organizational Studies, Sociology, and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). This is a great opportunity to test the waters of organizational research, to start working on ideas for an honors thesis, to add distinctiveness to a transcript and resume, or just to put all that OS coursework to an interesting use. Both juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. For those who are interested it may be possible to continue work beyond the fall semester as a paid or for-credit undergraduate research assistant on the project.

In addition to covering organizational topics related to financing, innovation, and high-tech entrepreneurship, students will be actively involved in data collection and coding, case study research or projects to be developed during the course of the class. Approximately half to 2/3 of your time will be spent on assigned research tasks with the remainder focused on in class assignments and the project you will help define.

Application required: Please send a few paragraphs to me at explaining your interest in the course, why you would be a good contributor to a research team, and any relevant course-work or experience that you may have. Also, attach a copy of your resume.

ORGSTUDY 490 - Advanced Research Team
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
Th 2:30PM - 5:30PM
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