The fundamental objective of the Ph.D. specialization in Organizational Behaviour is to provide doctoral students with the tools, training, and critical insight required of world-class researchers and scholars. As evidenced by the current research topics listed, our faculty explore a wide range of topics linked together by the drive to develop and foster greater understanding of the personal, interpersonal and organizational processes affecting people and groups within today’s complex and evolving organizations. We seek to achieve this through the creation of a close-knit community of scholars encompassing faculty and doctoral students within the Organizational Behaviour area as well as related areas like Strategy and Organization and Information Systems. Interdisciplinary work across areas and Faculties is strongly encouraged.
One of the key strengths of this program is the great flexibility its doctoral students enjoy in terms of both research topics and methodology. Faculty encourage students to explore the Organizational Behaviour issues about which they – the students – are most passionate. Similarly, unlike many programs with strong methodological biases towards quantitative or qualitative research, the Organizational Behaviour area values the diversity of perspectives and insights provided by both qualitative and quantitative perspectives. Consequently, doctoral students are encouraged to develop their understanding of and skills in multiple methodologies and to choose the methodology or combinations of methodologies best suited to answer their particular research questions.
For more information on McGill’s Doctoral programs in Management, please visit the PhD Web site.