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390049 DK PhD-M: PhD-Course (2018W)

Strategy Content

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 15 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine

5 Sessions, 4.323 (4.Stock)
09:30AM-02:30PM

12.12.18
14.12.18
09.01.19
11.01.19
17.01.19


Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This is a survey course ‐ an introduction to important theories of strategy.
1. Strategy research can be seen as a matrix of theories and phenomena. The structure‐conduct‐performance paradigm, game theory, resource based theory, theories of organizational knowledge and learning, transaction cost economics and evolutionary economics are all widely known and used theoretical lenses in strategy content research. The phenomena these theories are applied to include industry concentration, diversification, vertical integration, organization design, knowledge transfer and management, acquisitions and alliances etc. I have consciously chosen to provide a survey organized by theories rather than phenomena, given the importance that theory building, testing and development will play in your future lives as academics (perhaps in the field of strategy).
2. As we typically spend about 1.5 sessions on a theoretical framework, this will hardly make you a master of that theory. That's what a survey course is about – think of it as a trailer that gives you some sense of the main attraction. Many of the theories we cover in one session could be the topic of a whole doctoral seminar by themselves! The reading list for each session will give you additional "below the line" references to readings that will point the way in terms of deepening your expertise in a particular theory.
You might also consider additional elective coursework as a means to drill deeper into a particular theory. It is your own responsibility to do follow up work to deepen you knowledge of a theory and its associated literature.
3. In terms of pre‐requisites, if you have taken some class that covers basic readings in management theories (e.g. ToN, better FRB) in Vienna (or their equivalents elsewhere), you should be adequately prepared to take this course. Contact me if you have not taken one or both of these course and are still
keen to take Strategy Content: I will suggest a supplementary reading list.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Course assessment
Your final grade will be composed of the following elements:
20% class participation
30% presentation of a research article in class
50% final data-based project

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

1. There are typically 3 "above the line" readings for each class. I will expect you to have thoroughly read and
digested each of these before class. This will take between 5?10 hours of preparation per meeting. Budget for it. In addition, each of you will be assigned an "above the line" reading to summarize and present. Though you all will prepare a presentation for your assigned article for each class, you are also responsible for doing the remaining readings of the session. Your presentations will count for 40% ofThis is a survey course ? an introduction to important theories of strategy.
1. Strategy research can be seen as a matrix of theories and phenomena. The structure?conduct?performance paradigm, game theory, resource based theory, theories of organizational knowledge and learning, transaction cost economics and evolutionary economics are all widely known and used theoretical lenses in strategy content research. The phenomena these theories are applied to include industry concentration, diversification, vertical integration, organization design, knowledge transfer and management, acquisitions and alliances etc. I have consciously chosen to provide a survey organized by theories rather than phenomena, given the importance that theory building, testing and development will play in your future lives as academics (perhaps in the field of strategy).
2. As we typically spend about 1.5 sessions on a theoretical framework, this will hardly make you a master of that theory. That's what a survey course is about think of it as a trailer that gives you some sense of the main attraction. Many of the theories we cover in one session could be the topic of a whole doctoral seminar by themselves! The reading list for each session will give you additional "below the line" references to readings that will point the way in terms of deepening your expertise in a particular theory.
You might also consider additional elective coursework as a means to drill deeper into a particular theory. It is your own responsibility to do follow up work to deepen you knowledge of a theory and its associated literature.
3. In terms of pre?requisites, if you have taken some class that covers basic readings in management theories (e.g. ToN, better FRB) in Vienna (or their equivalents elsewhere), you should be adequately prepared to take this course. Contact me if you have not taken one or both of these course and are still
keen to take Strategy Content: I will suggest a supplementary reading list. your grade. Your participation in the discussion
will account for 20% of your grade.
2. Paper requirement (40% of your grade): we cover 5?6 important theoretical frameworks in this course. For your paper for this course, please pick one theoretical framework to work on. Based on your choice, write a 15?20 pages academic paper that a) summarizes the theory with some attention to its development and antecedents, b) reviews key empirical tests, and c) proposes possible extensions/integrations with other theories/critical tests/
applications to knew phenomena etc. to be submitted by end of the semester.

Prüfungsstoff

see above

Literatur

Please refer to the syllabus on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 13.03.2019 11:08