Phd Statement of Purpose

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I am submitting my credentials for admission to the Ph.D. program in Organizational Behavior at Purdue University because I want to pursue a career in teaching and organizational consulting. To be more specific, I am interested in studying the factors that influence employee motivation, employee productivity in different environments and the effects of layoffs on employee motivation. In order to better understand these issues, it is extremely essential for me to have a strong command of various areas of organizational theory, psychology as well as management principles. I believe that the Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior would be beneficial in helping me achieve my career goals since it would provide me with the necessary…show more content…
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