The course addresses the issues in writing doctoral thesis and doctoral exam in management.

The main objective is to present to students contemporary state of research in Management from the point of view of possible doctoral theses.

Course organization and administration

The course is organized in one, 10-hours- session that deal with main contemporary problems in the area of management as a science.

The session will combine the lecture with class discussion and the case studies.

Required texts/readings

(at least 50% of the readings should be devoted to contemporary research in the field described in the doctoral course title)

  1. Carolyn M. Evertson, Carol Simon Weinstein, Handbook of classroom management, Routledge, 2006.
  2. Guy Callender, Efficiency and Management ,Taylor & Francis, 2008.
  3. Peter Murray, David Poole, Grant Jones, Contemporary Issues in Management and Organisational Behaviour, Thomson Learning Nelson, 2005.
  4. Robert M. Grant, Contemporary strategy analysis: concepts, techniques, applications, Wiley-Blackwell, 2002.
  5. Jay B. Barney, Delwyn N. Clark, Resource-based theory: creating and sustaining competitive advantage, Oxford University Press, 2007.
  6. e-texts sources (see table below)

Course Requirements and evaluation:

  1. Adequate preparation for, attendance and participation in the session.
  2. Final exam

Course schedule (10 hours)

Lecture 1

Duration: 2 hours

Lecture 2

Duration: 2 hours

Lecture 3

Duration: 2 hours

Lecture 4

Duration: 2 hours

Lecture 5

Duration: 2 hours

Total: 10 hours     

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