The course is made up of two modules. The aim of the first module is to introduce the student to the principles of strategic management, and to the analysis of Business, Corporate, and Network-level strategies. The module further provides tools for the analysis of the organizational, the industrial and international contexts. The aim of the second module is to address some of the most important issues in the management of innovation and in the definition of innovation strategies.
The course is made up of both lectures and seminars. During the latter, cases studies concerning the topics of the course will be discussed. Each week, students are responsible for reading and preparing for the discussion of the case study following the questions/guidelines provided by the instructor.
MODULE 1 – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
MODULE 2 – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
For the Strategic management module, the student can choose between the following two textbooks:
Strategy: process, content, context, B. De Wit e R. Meyer, Cengage Learning, 4th edition.
Understanding Strategic Management, Anthony E. Henry, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2011.
For the management of innovation module:
Extra material (slides, case studies, exercises) will be distributed in class and made available weekly on the Studium webpage. Every student is responsible for checking and downloading the weekly extra material and assignments