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040158 UK Strategic thinking in practice (BA) (2018W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Timing: Lectures Tuesdays 11:30.13:00 and Thursdays 15:00-16:30 (4 hours lectures per week)
Plus tutorial every two weeks held by William Burton (Monday, 11.30 - 13.00 h). Home works will be assigned every two weeks.

Office hours: Thursdays 11:30 (need to send me an email latest 1 hour prior that you are coming)

Tuesday 02.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 04.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 08.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 09.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 15.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 16.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 22.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 23.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 25.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Studierzone
Monday 29.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 30.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 05.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 06.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 08.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Studierzone
Monday 12.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 13.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 15.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Studierzone
Monday 19.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 20.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 22.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Studierzone
Monday 26.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 27.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 29.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Studierzone
Monday 03.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 04.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 10.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 11.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 07.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 08.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 14.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 15.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 21.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 22.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 28.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 29.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 31.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Strategic thinking means to make choices when influenced by the choices of others. Hence, your favorite choices will depend on how others choose. The objective of this course is to consider strategic thinking in everyday life situations, in practice, and to model and understand the strategic concerns. We will also be practicing making our own strategic decision making live in class using an app.
Topics include where to meet a friend if you forgot to agree on a meeting place, when to pay for the delivery of a good you are ordering online and how to bid in an auction. Students will be asked to bring their own examples too.
Each lecture will start with a small story, a video, a song or a proverb (Sprichwort) and then students start discussing what strategic choices are involved and how to solve the possible conflicts. Live games using the app will help develop an understanding of how to anticipate what others do and thus to improve own decision making.
The course is not following a text book.

There is no formal requirement. But, you should have some basic knowledge of game theory, so you should only take this course after you have taken our bachelor game theory class. You need to bring an internet mobile device or a laptop to be able to play in the live games.

Assessment and permitted materials

Midterm 35%, Final 35%, Class participation and home works 30%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

To brush up your game theory skills:
Game theory for applied economists, Gibbons, 1992.
Kokesen, L. and E. Ok. 2007. An Introduction to Game Theory. Online lecture notes http://home.ku.edu.tr/~lkockesen/teaching/econ333/lectnotes/uggame.pdf
To read other stories:
Thinking Strategically: Competitive Edge in Business, Politics and Everyday Life by Dixit and Nalebuff, 1991
Coopetition by Brandenburger and Nalebuff, 1996

Association in the course directory

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