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Strategic Management


This course focuses on topics in organization theory, economic sociology and managerial cognition that have implications for the strategic management of organizations. The course will emphasize how insight into these topics inform our understanding of competition and competitiveness in different settings as well as various opportunities and challenges they may help us uncover related to strategy and strategic choices. We will reflect on how these insights may contribute to managing organizations above and beyond standard models taught in introductory courses in strategic management.

Course content

Topics to be covered may include many of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Social construction
  • Social structures in markets
  • Social networks
  • Cognition and mental models
  • Rhetorical strategies
  • Strategy practices
  • Organizational learning and organizational capabilities
  • Sustainability


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