STMT-500: Strategic Management Report a Broken Link

What is strategy? How does it relate to firm success? What role does industry play in impacting a company's success (performance)? What role do a company's internal resources play in improving firm success?

These are just some of the questions discussed and debated in STMT-500. This course covers fundamental concepts and principles in strategy. It reflects current academic thinking and management practices. The course is organized around the theme of analyzing competitive advantage in terms of the external environment and a company’s internal resources. Strategic management is an important topic for middle and senior executives involved in formulating and implementing strategy for their company. Strategy has to do with thinking, planning, and acting on decisions that will have important implications for the company and relate to competitive advantage.

Course Objectives

Strategy analysis assists us to identify and understand issues and manage complexity. By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Appraise organizational resources and conduct an industry analysis using strategy frameworks
  • Evaluate the concepts and techniques critical to identifying and exploiting sources of profit
  • Discuss and debate ideas on strategy formulation and implementation
  • Apply concepts and techniques to case analysis and group discussions
  • Relate course learnings (concepts, tools, and techniques) on strategy analysis to work settings
  • Develop respect for and an understanding of the value of a Code of Conduct towards effective group work and communication
  • Develop MBA core competencies

     

Required Readings


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Lesson 3


Choose the PDF Full Text version at the top left of the journal database record to view the article in its original format.

Lesson 4


Please read this article prior to developing your team code of conduct and starting your group case study.

Lesson 6


Lesson 8


Reading 7: Gunther, M., Adamo, M., & Feldman, B. (2010). 3M's innovation revival. Fortune, 162(5), 73-76.

Supplementary Readings


Lesson 1 Supp. Rdgs.


        This links to a PDF file on various strategy frameworks.

        This site offers a number of simple definitions of various management and strategy tools.

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Lesson 2 Supp. Rdgs.


        This optional site provides overviews of the Five Forces analysis as applied to various industries.

        This link discusses Porter's 5 Forces.

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Lesson 3 Supp. Rdgs.


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Lesson 4 Supp. Rdgs.


        This article discusses SWOT analysis.

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Lesson 5 Supp. Rdgs.


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 It can be challenging to adapt Porter's five forces model to the nonprofit sector. This reading demonstrates how Porter's model can be made more applicable to the public sector and not-for-profit organizations.

Lesson 6 Supp. Rdgs.


        This link provides information on cost and differentiation advantages.

        This site covers value chain analysis.

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Lesson 7 Supp. Rdgs.


Michael Porter is very influential to the field of strategy. This article is relevant because everyone can relate to the internet. In this paper, Porter debunks many of the concepts of how the internet creates value for most firms. Porter addresses "The Myth of the First Mover" in a section of the paper where he systematically tears apart the concept as it applies to the Internet

Lesson 8 Supp. Rdgs.


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        This chapter is not covered during the course, but the slide presentation is provided here for those students interested.

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        This chapter is not covered during the course, but the slide presentation is provided here for those students interested.

        Click on the hyperlink above to access the PowerPoint slide presentation.

        This chapter is not covered during the course, but the slide presentation is provided here for those students interested.

        Click on the hyperlink above to access the PowerPoint slide presentation.

        This chapter is not covered during the course, but the slide presentation is provided here for those students interested.

        Click on the hyperlink above to access the PowerPoint slide presentation.

        This chapter is not covered during the course, but the slide presentation is provided here for those students interested.

        Click on the hyperlink above to access the PowerPoint slide presentation.

        This chapter is not covered during the course, but the slide presentation is provided here for those students interested.

        Click on the hyperlink above to access the PowerPoint slide presentation.

        This chapter is not covered during the course, but the slide presentation is provided here for those students interested.

        Click on the hyperlink above to access the PowerPoint slide presentation.