Organization Theory and Design (MGT 704)
Semester: Spring 2019 GDB No. 2
Due Date: August 4, 2019 Total Marks: 10
Objective of the Assignment:
Comprehending the review article can help the students to improve their reading and analytical skills. By assessing and evaluating the work of others, students develop skills as a critical reader and become familiar with the types of investigation, study objectives, and main arguments used to build the narrative in review papers.
After attempting this GDB students should be able to:
Understand the main theme of review article “What Theory is Not”.
Comprehend the field of organizational theory and design and learn about theory and theory building.
Improve reading and analytical skills so that they can work on their research projects independently.
This discussion is based on a review paper titled “What Theory is Not” written by Robert I. Sutton and Barry M. Staw.
The review paper is available in the “downloads” section of VULMS of this course in Zip folder named GDB_02_Spring_2019.
Download and read the article thoroughly and analyze it meticulously and answer the following question(s) as per your own understanding after reading this article.
Differentiate between what is theory and what is not theory?
The maximum words limit is 300, try to summarize your answer within this word limit.
Do not copy any material from original article. Copied material will be treated as cheating & will be marked as zero.
Your discussion must be based on logical arguments.
The GDB will open and close at above specified date and time. Please note that no grace day or extra time will be given for posting comments on GDB.
Use the font style “Times New Roman” and font size “12”.
Your answer should be relevant to the topic i.e. clear and concise.
Do not copy or exchange your answer with other students. Two identical / copied comments will be marked Zero (0) and may damage your grade in the course. Material found plagiarized will be marked zero.
For acquiring the relevant knowledge watch the course video lectures and read additional material available online or in any other mode.
Books, websites and other reading material may be consulted before posting your comments; but copying or reproducing the text from books, websites and other reading materials is strictly prohibited. Such comments will be marked as Zero (0) even if you provide references.
You should post your answer on the Graded Discussion Board (GDB), not on the Moderated Discussion Board (MDB). Both will run parallel to each other during the time specified above. Therefore, due care will be needed.
Obnoxious or ignoble answer should be strictly avoided.
You cannot participate in the discussion after the due date via email.
Questions / queries related to the content of the GDB, which may be posted by the students on MDB or via e-mail, will not be replied till the due date of GDB is over.
For planning your semester activities in an organized manner, you are advised to view schedule of upcoming Assignments, Quizzes and GDBs in the overview tab of the course website on VU-LMS.