Doctorate of Business Administration (DDBA) 800

Conceptual Foundations of Organizational Research

DDBA 800

Delivery Mode: Online

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: none

Faculty: Faculty of Business

Program: Doctor of Business Administration

For current students a detailed course description is available in the DBA student handbook. For anyone not in the program interested in this course please visit the following website:


This course provides DBA students with a basic understanding of the major theoretical perspectives in organization behavior, organization theory and strategic organization.

The readings selected constitute either classics or near classics in the field or integrative works that summarize and critique those classics, and provide an overview of the most important conceptual insights in these fields rather than examples of the most recent studies. Students examine these theories and their applications with a critical eye to determine the conceptual and practical strengths and limitations of the material and its applicability to different administrative situations.

Athabasca University Library: Students are encouraged to browse the Library's Web site to review the Library collection of journal databases, electronic journals, and digital reference tools:

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.