ORGSTUDY 490 - Advanced Research Team
Winter 2012, Section 001 - Psychology of Competitive Advantage
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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3 - 4
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; and a course in STATS.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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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.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

Students may register with instructor permission only. Interested students should send Professor Steve Garcia a short e-mail explaining their interest ( by Monday, November 14.

Class Format:

Research laboratory


ORGSTUDY 490 - Advanced Research Team
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001 (LAB)
 In Person
002 (LAB)
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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