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Intro to “HBO”. Roots in 1950’s management failures Introduce social science knowledge to business Draw from psychology, sociology, economics, biology, ethics, statistics and researh methods Focus on the “Human side of enterprise”. Course Requirements. Possess “COB” computer notebook

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intro to hbo

Intro to “HBO”

Roots in 1950’s management failures

Introduce social science knowledge to business

Draw from psychology, sociology, economics, biology, ethics, statistics and researh methods

Focus on the “Human side of enterprise”

course requirements
Course Requirements
  • Possess “COB” computer notebook
  • Acquire, read assigned textbook
  • Show up, listen actively, take notes
  • Complete 3 exams
  • Read book about human experience at work, write book review

Note class “latest scoop” web page:

Mgmt 480 Spring 2011 HBO The Latest Scoop.htm

what kind of books
What kind of books?
  • Working by Studs Terkel
  • Nickeled and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
basis of knowledge in hbo
Basis of Knowledge in HBO
  • In any discipline, the methods for establishing knowledge are key
  • In HBO, 3 common methods found
    • Logic, and math modeling
    • Case analysis
    • Systematic empirical research
    • Of the 3, the last – systematic, empirical research – provides the better information
systematic empirical research
Systematic empirical research
  • Level of analysis – from atoms to universes
  • Ecological fallacy
  • Role of “As if” modeling
  • Samples/Measures/Replication
    • Representative
    • Valid, independent of method
    • Independent verification
good theory
“Good theory”
  • TAPS
    • Testable
    • Accurate
    • Predictive
    • Simple
mcshane vonglinow s 5 anchors
McShane/VonGlinow’s 5 anchors
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Systematic research
  • Contingency modeling
  • Multiple levels of analysis
  • Open systems approach
what to do short run
What to do – short run
  • Get access to textbook
  • Read Chapters 1, 2, 3
  • Send e-mail to Prof. Miller from your mnsu account – put Mgmt 480 in subject line
  • Come to class