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Innovation in Military Organizations, Fall 2005
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" This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes ...

" This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes of military innovation by examining a number of the most outstanding historical cases. Two, it views military innovations through the lens of organization theory to develop generalizations about the innovation process within militaries. Three, it uses the empirical study of military innovations as a way to examine the strength and credibility of hypotheses that organization theorists have generated about innovation in non-military organizations."

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Political Science
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M.I.T.
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Posen, Barry
Sapolsky, Harvey
Introduction to Public Administration
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Detailed introduction to the role of the public bureaucracy in American society ...

Detailed introduction to the role of the public bureaucracy in American society and the interplay of politics and public administration at the national, state, and local levels. Examines topics such as ethics, organization theory and behavior, public policy formation, public management, administrative reform, and intergovernmental relations.

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Political Science
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The Saylor Foundation
The Sociology of Strategy, Spring 2005
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This seminar provides an introduction to scholarship in a growing research community: ...

This seminar provides an introduction to scholarship in a growing research community: the sociologists and sociologically-inclined organization theorists who study issues that relate, at least in a broad sense, to the interdisciplinary field of inquiry that is known as "strategy" or "strategic management" research. The course is not designed to survey the field of strategy. Rather, the focus is on getting a closer understanding of the recent work by sociologists and sociologically-oriented organization theorists that investigates central questions in strategic management. In particular, we will be concerned with identifying and assessing sociological work that aims to shed light on: (a) relative firm performance; (b) the nature of competition and market interaction; (c) organizational capabilities; (d) the beginnings of industries and firms; (e) the diffusion of transfer of ideas and practices across firms; and (f) strategic change.

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Business and Communication
Sociology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Sivan, Ezra Zuckerman