Literature review assignment
The aim of this assignment is that students familiarize themselves with published literature reviews and, by doing so, begin to reflect on some of the broader, potential themes of interest for their thesis work. For this assignment, students are required to meet at least two times with 1-2 of their assigned peers during the course to talk about their topical interests and discuss review papers that might be of relevance for their own research. The groups will be assigned in Session 2.
Specifically, each student must select (at least) three review papers from the Academy of Management Annals (AMA) (note: only full reviews and not editorials) where they think these might be interesting and useful for their own work. Students have to submit the three (or more) references by 31 October here. Those articles should then serve as base for their discussions with their peers and for gradually developing a rationale for why one review article (as compared to other selected ones) might serve as the most important base for their own thesis research, for instance with regards to research topic, theoretical discourse/home, research focus/question, theoretical lens, key concepts, etc.
Finally, each student needs to write an informal reflection (as PDF, 1000-1500 words) of what they feel/think their overall research topic could/will be and why this one AMA review paper could/will be a fundament for their own work.We will discuss this assignment more in detail in the second session of the course and throughout the course. DL for submitting the short essay is 16 December.