Teddy Carter

PhD in Strategic Management & Organization

Strategic Management and Organization is a multi-disciplinary program that provides students with the opportunity to examine a wide range of foundational topics as well as domain-specific. Our areas cover the following topics:

Teddy Carter

"Showing that there are other ways to think about business, think about an economy, think about the work we do together…that’s where I would like to make an impact."

Entrepreneurship and innovation aims to explore the dynamic socio-economic systems that encourage and support the creation of new businesses, social enterprises and entire industries (as well as innovation and strategic renewal within existing organizations). Enterprising individuals who head such entrepreneurial initiatives are also explored

Family business strives to understand the significance, diversity and complexity of family firms; the unique and fascinating challenges facing both family businesses and business families; and the governance practices that can help improve the effectiveness and longevity of these intertwined social structures.

Human resources management is focused on the employment relationship and exposes students to a variety of theory, research and management strategies. A number of substantive literatures are covered (e.g., recruitment and selection, socialization, training and employee development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and rewards).

Industrial relations exposes students to classical IR theories and themes such as industrial relations systems theory, historical development and theories of the labour movement, strategic choice approach, and the roles of the main industrial relations actors (unions, management, and government).

Organizational behaviour examines the theories and research pertaining to individual and team behaviour in a variety of organizational contexts, as well as the management implications of this research. Typical topics covered include: work attitudes, motivation, leadership and culture. Focal behavioural outcomes typically include performance, citizenship, absenteeism and turnover.

Organizational theory examines: the design and structure of organizations; the complementary processes of differentiation (the division of labour and the grouping of functions) and integration (the distribution of authority); the relationship between organizations and their social, political, institutional and economic environments; and the nature and role of politics, power, and conflict that may result from inherent tensions in coordinating a range of disparate functions and interests.

Strategic management has as its focus an analysis of the organization in its environment, examining the processes by which organizations position themselves and seek to marshal resources and capabilities to support and implement strategies. It is concerned with how organizations match (or fail to match) organizational capabilities and strengths with external opportunities and constraints.

The faculty for this specialization are members of the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management. Learn about them and their research. A representative from the department coordinates the program internally and sits on the Business PhD Policy Committee. Most administrative matters are handled by the PhD Office of the Business School.