Course description

Strategy III - Fields of Strategy


This course is mandatory for students majoring in strategy. The course provides an overview of current streams of research; covering both the fundamental issues dealt with within given topics, research perspectives and traditions, and exemplary studies.

Course content

The fields covered in the course are subject to change, depending on the cutting-edge research currently done at the department. Previous versions of the course have covered:

International business
Eg IS models, entry modes, M-P relationship, I-processes

Mergers & Acquisitions/Strategic alliances
Eg Motives, valuation, selection/bargaining, implementation/integration/performance

Eg social vs business networks, network characteristics and mechanisms

Strategy processes
Eg Decision making, leadership, strategizing

Strategy and organization
Eg Coordination, control, organizing


Learning outcome knowledge

Deep and extensive knowledge about the development and content of the major fields of current strategy research

Exam organisation

  • Written assignment: 100%