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  1. Module Description 1 item
    1. Module overview

      This module will explore various theoretical approaches used to explain what markets managers choose to compete within, why and how. We will begin by examining the traditional competitive positioning and resource-based views, and critically evaluate their appropriateness in an increasingly networked, globalised, digitised and fluid competitive environment. We will then go on to consider more contemporary approaches to strategic management, such as strategy as practice, scenarios, and the importance of strategy process, business ecosystems, behavioural approaches and the role of leadership. Throughout the course we will examine a variety of organisational contexts, assessing the extent to which firm strategy models may be applicable to public sector, voluntary, entrepreneurial or other types of organisations as well as firms.

      Assessment

      100% coursework (4000 words)

  2. Schedule 41 items
    1. Week 1 2 items
      First session will cover module overview, structure, assessment, expectations, assessment, Q and A, etc.
      1. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 1 - Overview

      2. Fundamentals of Strategy - Gerry Johnson, Richard Whittington, Kevan Scholes, Duncan Angwin 2015

        Book Recommended Chapter 1 - Introducing Strategy

    2. Week 2 4 items
      1. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 2 - Purpose

      2. What Is Strategy? - Porter, Michael E.

        Article Recommended

      3. Can you say what your strategy is? - Collis, David J Rukstad, M. 01/04/2008

        Article Recommended

      4. A Stakeholder Approach to Organizational Identity - Susanne G. Scott and Vicki R. Lane 2000

        Article Optional

    3. Week 3 3 items
      1. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 3 - Strategic Objectives

    4. Week 4 / 5 5 items
      1. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 4 - The External Environment

    5. Week 5 / 6 7 items
      1. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 5 - The Internal Environment

    6. READING WEEK 0 items
      Reading Week 7, no class
    7. Week 8 5 items
      1. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 6 - Business Level Strategy

      2. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 7 - Corporate Level Strategy

      3. From Competitive Advantage to Corporate Strategy - Michael E. Porter

        Article Recommended Reprint from HBR 1987

      4. The handbook of strategy and management - Chapter 5 by Markides - Howard Thomas, Richard Whittington, Andrew M. Pettigrew 2000

        Chapter Optional Markides, C. 2002. Corporate Strategy - The role of the centre. Chapter 5 in Pettigrew et al

      5. Does Corporate Strategy Matter? - Edward H. Bowman and Constance E. Helfat 2001

        Article Optional

    8. Week 9 4 items
      1. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 8 - Global Strategy

      2. How GE Is Disrupting Itself - Immelt, Jeffrey R 01/10/2009

        Article Recommended

      3. Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia Chapter 7 on Frugal Innovation - Shaista Khilji, Chris Rowley

        Chapter Recommended

    9. Week 10 - Textbook Finished 3 items
      1. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 9 - Organizing Strategy

      2. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 10 - Strategic Performance Management

      3. Strategic management: principles and practice - Vinh Sum Chau, Barry Witcher 2014

        Book Essential Chapter 11 - Strategic Leadership

    10. Week 11 4 items
      1. Emerging Topic(s)

      2. Introduction to the special issue in futures on design and scenarios - Yasser Bhatti, Cynthia Selin, Rafael Ramirez, Thomas Chermack 11/2015

        Article Optional

    11. Week 12 4 items
      1. Future of Strategy and Discussion of Assessment

  3. Additional Useful Books / Texts 7 items
    1. Principles and Practical 5 items
      1. Fundamentals of Strategy - Gerry Johnson, Richard Whittington, Kevan Scholes, Duncan Angwin 2015

        Book Recommended

      2. A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about studying strategy - Carter, Chris, Clegg, Stewart, Kornberger, Martin 2008

        Book Optional

      3. Strategic Reframing - Ramírez, Rafael 24/03/2016

        Book Optional

    2. Theoretical and Research 2 items
      1. The Strategy Reader - Susan Segal-Horn 2003

        Book Optional Theory and Research

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