Dec 07, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

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 Department
Marshall School of Business
Hoffman Hall 431
(213) 740-0728
FAX: (213) 821-6000

Chair: Kyle J. Mayer, PhD


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

Jill and Frank Fertitta Chair in Business Administration: Peer C. Fiss, PhD

McAlister Associate Professor in Business Administration: Cheryl J. Wakslak, PhD

Jorge Paulo and Susanna Lemann Chair in Entrepreneurship: Nate Fast, PhD

Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy: Paul Adler, PhD

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

University Professor of Education and Business: Shaun R. Harper, PhD

Dean’s Associate Professor in Business Administration: Nan Jia, PhD

Dean’s Associate Professorship in Business Administration: Qingyuan Lori Yue, PhD

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

Professors: Paul Adler, PhD*; Peter J. Carnevale, PhD; Thomas G. Cummings, PhD; Peer C. Fiss, PhD*; Geoffrey Garrett, PhD; Shaun R. Harper, PhD; Peter H. Kim, PhD; Edward E. Lawler III, PhD; Kyle J. Mayer, PhD*; Nandini Rajagopalan, PhD*; Violina Rindova, PhD

Associate Professors: Arvind Bhambri, DBA; Nathanael J. Fast, PhD; Shon R. Hiatt, PhD*; Nan Jia, PhD; Florenta Teodoridis, PhD; Leigh P. Tost, PhD; Sarah S. M. Townsend, PhD; Cheryl J. Wakslak, PhD; Scott S. Wiltermuth, PhD; Qingyuan Lori Yue, PhD

Assistant Professors: Eric M. Anicich, PhD; Melody Chang, PhD; John Eklund, PhD, DPhil; Daniel Fehder, PhD; Erin Frey, PhD; Hyo Kang, PhD; Joseph Raffiee, PhD

Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Marco Aponte-Moreno, PhD; Rebecca (Becky) Heino, PhD; Thomas H. Olson, PhD*; Carl W. Voigt, PhD*

Associate Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Christine El Haddad, PhD*; S. Amy Sommer, PhD; Christopher Stewart, PhD

Assistant Professors of Clinical Management and Organization: Christopher G. Bresnahan, PhD*; Jody Tolan, EdD

Lecturer: Michael Mische, MBA*

Emeritus Professors: Philip H. Birnbaum-More, PhD; Judith Blumenthal, PhD; John W. Boudreau, PhD; Trudi Ferguson, PhD; L. Katharine Harrington, PhD; Julia Liebeskind, PhD; Morgan W. McCall, Jr., PhD; Kathleen Reardon, PhD; Robert B. Turrill, PhD

Research Professor Emeritus: James O’Toole, PhD

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.


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