Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (DOK) The Ph.D. programme in Organization Studies and Cultural Theory integrates the HSG’s core and contextual subjects in a new form of doctoral studies. Many of today’s problems can only be apprehended from an interdisciplinary perspective: economic problems have cultural roots, cultural ones have economic causes. The exploration of multidisciplinary problems constitutes the central point of doctoral studies in Organization Studies and Cultural Theory. For this purpose, the programme integrates the core subjects of the University of St.Gallen, organizational research and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS). It makes systematic use of theories from social and cultural science in order to interpret, explore and reflect on social and organizational issues. The DOK imparts competencies that enable graduates to face the central social challenges of the present day in an effective manner and to develop attractive options for the future.