Advanced Strategy Tools is an elective course on strategy. We will recap many of the components covered in core strategy and apply this material to additional cases....More >>
Advanced Strategy Tools is an elective course on strategy. We will recap many of the components covered in core strategy and apply this material to additional cases. In addition, we will spend more time on the relationship between strategy and organizational attributes of the firm. This course has an emphasis on applying the tools and concepts of strategy with precision and attention to nuance. The cases are chosen because they fulfill the following criteria:
- The issues addressed are topical
- They are more nuanced than typical core strategy cases
- They generate an opportunity to explore related regulatory, technological, social or organizational content
- They generate interesting follow up questions
By thoroughly discussing each case and by following up with additional information relevant to the uncertainties faced by the case protagonists, we will generate insights into the challenges of implementing various options.
In this course, we seek answers to the following questions: What could go wrong? How do we correct it through better design of structure? The course follows an interactive, discussion driven format. My expectation is that you come to class having thoroughly read the assignments for that class. Generally, 3-4 class sessions are led by guests who have many years of experience in the industry under consideration. In addition, some class sessions set aside for group presentations.