Mar 18, 2018  
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Management and Organization


The department of Management and Organization (MOR) offers courses in human resources, negotiations, organizational behavior, organization theory and management strategy. The management function is concerned with setting corporate strategy to gain competitive advantage in a dynamic, global environment; designing the organization to implement the strategy; and leading organizational members to achieve strategic objectives. In carrying out their responsibilities, managers must balance the demands of the competitive environment with the resources and capabilities inside the organization. The department's classes help students learn how to be effective managers by developing skills in team building, decision-making, strategy formulation, organizational design, motivating employees and human resource development.


Management and Organization
Bridge Hall 306
(213) 740-0728
FAX: (213) 740-3582

Chair: Thomas G. Cummings, PhD


Joseph A. DeBell Chair in Business Administration: Nandini Rajagopalan, PhD*

Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy: Paul Adler, PhD

Captain Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship: Violina Rindova, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Business: Edward E. Lawler III, PhD

Professors: Paul Adler, PhD; John W. Boudreau, PhD; Peter J. Carnevale, PhD; Thomas G. Cummings, PhD; Katharine Harrington, PhD; Peter H. Kim, PhD; Kyle J. Mayer, PhD*; Violina Rindova, PhD

Associate Professors: Arvind Bhambri, DBA; Nathanael J. Fast, PhD; Peer C. Fiss, PhD*; Cheryl J. Wakslak, PhD; Scott S. Wiltermuth, PhD; Qingyuan Lori Yue, PhD

Assistant Professors: Eric M. Anicich, PhD; Christopher G. Bresnahan, PhD*; Daniel Fehder, PhD; Shon R. Hiatt, PhD; Nan Jia, PhD; Frank Nagle, PhD; Kelly Patterson, PhD; Joseph Raffiee, PhD; Florenta Teodoridis, PhD; Leigh P. Tost, PhD; Sarah S.M. Townsend, PhD

Research Professors: Ken Haycock, EdD; James O'Toole, PhD

Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Judith Blumenthal, PhD; Katharine Harrington, PhD; Thomas H. Olson, PhD*; Carl W. Voigt, PhD*

Associate Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: David M. Carter, MBA; Michael Coombs, PhD*; Terance J. Wolfe, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Management and Organization: Christine El Haddad, PhD

Lecturers: Trudi Ferguson, PhD; Michael Mische, MBA; Jody Tolan, MBA

Emeritus Professors: Philip H. Birnbaum-More, PhD; Robert Coffey, PhD; Julia Liebeskind, PhD; Morgan W. McCall, PhD; Kathleen Reardon, PhD; Robert B. Turrill, PhD

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.


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