Advanced Topics in Organization Theory

This doctoral seminar exposes students to foundational and current research in organization theory. It is directed towards all business administration scholars interested in phenomena that involve organizations, which can be students of organization theory specifically, management and marketing more broadly, or even students of other areas of business research such as accounting, sustainability management or information systems for whom organizations, inter-organizational relationships and wider organizational and institutional fields might play a role in their research.

This course is not a basic course, however, but a course that focuses on current developments in organization theory. This does not necessarily mean that an in-depth prior knowledge of organization theory is required, but students should have a basic knowledge of the topic of organization and be familiar with some “classic“ organization theories such as the theory of bureaucracy, contingency theory or institutional theory.

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how classic organization theories have developed both theoretically and in terms of empirical research designs
  • Apply recent advances in organization theory to understand current organizational and inter­organizational phenomena
  • Develop relevant research questions that promise theoretical contributions to current (inter-) organizational thought
Date of Event:

September 16-19, 2024


Ihnestraße 16-20
14195 Berlin


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Elke Schüßler
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

Prof. Dr. Jörg Sydow
Freie Universität Berlin


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Registration Deadline: August 18, 2024