PHDBA 259S-1, MORS Colloquium, Professor Andreea Gorbatai. Cheit 320, Tuesdays from 12:30-2:00 pm (* unless otherwise noted)

Sept. 3 Klaus Weber
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
“Theorizing Theorization: The Case of Alternative Livestock Agriculure Theorization.”
The formulation of patterned relationships among abstract categories in discourse has been portrayed as an important process in the justification, elaboration, diffusion and legitimation of controversial or novel practices. Existing research has implicitly treated theorization as the output of a linear knowledge production process, which, once completed, leads to non-discursive outcomes. We suggest that despite its importance, the concept itself has been undertheorized. We propose a more comprehensive view that distinguishes theorization as output from theorization as throughput, and explore the utility of this view for understanding knowledge creation in the new field of alternative livestock agriculture from 1980-2010. We use quantitative text analyses of a large text corpus produced by leading proponents of this field to understand the relationship between theorization practices and outcomes. Our preliminary findings suggest that the linear view of theorization may be too limiting for understanding knowledge creation around contested innovations.
Sept. 10 Leanne ten Brinke
Postdoctoral Fellow
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
“The New Truth About Lies.”
Sept. 17 Brayden King
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
“Matthew Effects and Status in Major League Baseball.”
Sept. 24 Kerry Kawakami
York University
“Intergroup Bias.”
Related Readings [1] [2]
Oct. 1 Paul van Lange
VU University Amsterdam
“Trust and Prosociality: The Psychology of Human Cooperation.”
Related Readings [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Oct. 8 Paolo Parigi
Department of Sociology
Stanford University
Oct. 15 Barry Schwartz
Swarthmore College
“What Does It Mean to Be a Rational Decision Maker?”
Oct. 22 David Amodio
Department of Psychology
New York University
“Motivated Perception as Self-Regulation: Evidence from the Brain and Behavior.”
Related Readings [1] [2] [3]
Oct.29 Brandy Aven
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University
“Structural Complementarity: Entrepreneurial Performance of Founding Teams in Late Imperial Russia.”
Nov. 5 Huggy Rao
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
“Do Technology Enthusiasts Matter? Electric Auto Association Members and EV Charging Stations in California, 1995-2012*”
Nov. 12 Dan McFarland
Graduate School of Education
Stanford University
“We Just Clicked. Conversational Features of Social Bonding in Speed Dates.”
Nov. 19 David Mayer
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
“Do We Want Business Leaders to be Ethical?”
Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Break—No Colloquium
Dec. 3 Matt Killingsworth
Harvard University
“Happiness from the Bottom Up”
Dec. 10 No Colloquium