17250039 - Theory of knowledge

Credit hour 2
Total number of hours 12
Number of hours for lectures 12

Goals

The course aims to present to students the philosophy of research and the creation process of new knowledge.

TARGETED KNOWLEDGE
Understand the diversity of options existing to create knowledge
Introduce the ethical issues associated with knowledge creation (data collection and analysis, etc.)

TARGETED SKILLS
Apply research in managerial decisions
Identify socially responsible investment strategies used by mutual funds
Make sure that the knowledge created meets the ethics and CSR standards

CSR DIMENSION
The course introduces the CSR and ethical dimensions of research and knowledge creation in management sciences.

Content

1. How the cartography of concepts can help us understand the dynamics of groups
2. How a positivist logic and quantitatives studies can create new knowledge
3. Action research : introduction, methods and interest

Bibliography

BOOKS USED AS REFERENCE:
Worley, C. G., Zardet, V., Bonnet, M., & Savall, A. (2015). Becoming Agile: How the SEAM Approach to Management Builds Adaptability. John Wiley & Sons.

ADDITIONAL READINGS:
Ketchen, D. J. & Bergh, D. D. (2011), Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Vol. 2. Pearson Group Limited, Paris (online)

PUBLICATIONS OF THE iaelyon FACULTY REGARDING THE SUBJECT OF THE COURSE
Martinet, A. C. & Pesqueux, Y. (2013), Epistémologie des Sciences de Gestion, Vuibert, Paris
Worley, C. G., Zardet, V., Bonnet, M., & Savall, A. (2015). Becoming Agile: How the SEAM Approach to Management Builds Adaptability. John Wiley & Sons.

Tests

Final Exam
MCQ 1h

Continuing Examination
Written exam
10 pages report

Additional Information

TEACHING METHODS
Classic lectures and project work in groups. Overhead are made available to students and extensive references for each topic are provided

PRE-REQUISITE
No particular re-requesites, beyond a general interest in management sciences.

ADDITIONAL READINGS:
Bénabou, R., & Tirole, J. (2010). Individual and corporate social responsibility. Economica, 77(305), 1-19.
Solomon, J. (2007). Corporate governance and accountability. John Wiley & Sons.

Last updated: March 28, 2018