This class is oriented to prepare you for your qualifying examinations and for your second year papers and thesis proposals. The class is divided into 6 sessions of 3 hours, with each session treating as a whole. The readings are largely kept to a few, with the intent to go more into depth than in an introductory course.
The emphasis on qualitative data may surprise you, since qualitative research often means ethnography. Ethnography is not an antonym of data, and many of the great studies in the social sciences and in management use ethnography to generate data. In the field of strategy, the case is the primary vehicle by which students are taught, and yet we often fail to think whether the results from one case discussion are consistent with the results from another.
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics
Bruce Kogut is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. He teaches courses on Governance, Governance and Ethics, and Business Strategies and Solving Social Problems. He has taught in executive programs in the US, Europe, and China.
His current research focuses on governance and corporate compensation, social capital markets and social metrics, and the...