Week 1: Introduction to Evidence-Based Management (6.24.2014)

Instructor Location: Rome, Italy
Learning Objectives

  • Explain principles of evidence-based management
  • Explain the significance of evidence-based management in understanding Organizational Behavior
Virtual Course Introduction (1 hour on 6.24.2014)
EIA (4 hours each week)



Assignments Due Before Next Week  Begins (8 hours of studies outside classroom) 
  • Readings: 
  1. Pfeffer & Sutton Chapter 1
  2. Pfeffer and Sutton Chapter 2 
  3. Pfeffer and Sutton Harvard Business Review article
  4. How to evaluate psychological sciences for organizations
    • Individual Assignment 1 (You have two weeks, not one week, to complete two comments on others' individual blogs. No need to comment on other team sites for week 1)
    • Individual Quiz 1 in Moodle
    • Team Assignment 1: Team Formation (Access and submit in Moodle)
    Additional Resources: Feel free to use these resources to enhance your case analyses, discussion, discussions, or team assignments.

    Center for Evidence-Based Management

    Jill Lepore of the New Yorker wrote an outstanding critique of Christensen's theory of Disruptive Innovation using principles of Evidence-Based Management

    So where is your evidence?  The Sunday TImes, March 21, 2010

    Carter Racing: A case study for evidence-based management discussions 

    There are two sides to every coin. Take a look at arguments and research supporting the value of instincts: Instinct can Beat Analytical Thinking

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