Management and Organization faculty are at the leading edge of research and practices that address development of new organizational design as well as firms’ strategies and management processes, including new methods of performance management, talent management, entrepreneurship, and ethical leadership.

Smeal is home to a number of research centers and institutes, including two that are based within the department:

  • Center for Managing Technology and Organizational Change: identifies organizational and management issues associated with the introduction of new technology, to design and conduct research that generates both theory and practical knowledge for dealing with such issues, and to disseminate research results by a variety of media to the business, research, and educational communities.
  • Center for Research in Conflict and Negotiation: offers distinctive competence in the areas of conflict management, team development, negotiation theory, multiparty collaboration, and inter-organizational relations. CRCN research explores the human and structural forces that give rise to conflict between individuals and groups, and organizations, the impacts of such conflicts on individuals, teams, organizations, and multi-organizational partnerships.

The department also houses the G. Albert Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics, which brings together faculty members, students, and members of the business community to consider current perspectives in business ethics.