Edward H. Bowman Professor
Professor of Management
Vice-Dean, Wharton Social Impact Initiative
Research Interests: employee stock ownership, innovation and technology implementation, leadership, diversity, teams, and social networks, multilevel organizational theory and research
MGMT892 - Advanced Study Project - Technological Innovation
Corporate partners will propose a current business challenge they'd like to address; the Mack Institute will identify potential collaborators and facilitate the connection between the various parties. Guided by Wharton faculty, students selected for the program may provide the following: industry analysis, competitor analysis, general environment analysis (trends and uncertainties including political, technological, global, and sociocultural segments), and assessmentof the organization's internal strengths and weaknesses. Specific analysis willdepend on the questions the corporate partner organizations want to address. Anyone interested in the program may contact us directly at email@example.com. The institute's corporate partners include the following industries: automotive, pharmaceuticals, electronics, consumer products, government, and professional services.
MGMT953 - Seminar on Research Methods
This is an introductory doctoral seminar on research methods in management. We examine basic issues involved in conducting empirical research for publication in scholarly management journals. We start by discussing the framing of research questions, theory development, the initial choices involved in research design, and basic concerns in empirical testing. We then consider these issues in the context of different modes of empirical research (including experimental, survey, qualitative, archival, and simulation). We discuss readings that address the underlying fundamentals of these modes as well studies that illustrate how management scholars have used them in their work, separately and in combination.