Course description

Strategy I: Foundations of Strategy


Strategic management is a broad field of research with multiple disciplinary foundations, especially economics, organization theory, sociology, business history, and organizational behavior. Advanced students need to know these foundations and their impact on the strategy field as well as more recent developments in the field. This course aims at providing an in-depth understanding of how strategy research has evolved, with an emphasis on the seminal contributions to the field of strategic management.

Course content

The course covers: 

  • Economic foundations
  • Organizational foundations
  • Sociological foundations
  • Business history foundations
  • Leadership and organizational behavior foundations

Learning outcome knowledge

  • In-depth knowledge about the most important theoretical roots of the field of strategic management, broadly defined.

Exam organisation

  • Written assignment: 100%