We highlight the power and significance of qualitative, idiographic, case-based approaches, to the study of organizational culture, leadership, and change. Our current emphasis is on qualitative research methods, especially those that require immersion in an organization, as the preferred method for studying organizations. However, we invite opportunities to explore the intersection of qualitative and quantitative, interpretive and positive, approaches to studying organizational life.
CSOC methods bring together the contributions of systems theory, relational theories, and theories of organizational learning and group relations, creating a dynamic methodology for assessing, analyzing, and transforming organizations.
As a cornerstone of our research mission, CSOC places students in organizational contexts to provide them with experiences that lead to a greater understanding of organizational culture, leadership, and change.
Our commitment to understanding individual experiences and perceptions of efforts to change organizations is fertile ground for researchers who are interested in interdisciplinary, cross-dimensional approaches, particularly those who are interested in the psychoanalytic study of organizations.