ORGSTUDY 490 - Advanced Research Team
Section: 001 Psychology of Competitive Advantage
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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:

Students in this research laboratory course will learn about “the psychology of competitive advantage” by learning how to conduct experiments and surveys and analyze existing data sets to test a variety of hypotheses related to competition. Harnessing the social psychology and decision-making literatures, we will explore factors that influence people’s motivation to compete and, consequently, their willingness to enter joint ventures, form strategic alliances, share scarce resources, and collaborate with other competitors.

This research laboratory course can also provide a strong platform for launching Honors theses in Organizational Studies (or related fields), and students, if they are interested, will also have the opportunity of co-authoring an article manuscript that could conceivably lead to a publication.

Students may register with instructor permission only. Interested students should e-mail Professor Steve Garcia a page long statement explaining their interest ( by Friday, November 13th.

ORGSTUDY 490 - Advanced Research Team
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (LAB)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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