Advanced Competitive Strategy
- Winter 22
Advanced Competitive Strategy --- This course seeks to broaden and deepen your understanding of competitive strategy. As such, it is a natural follow up to the STR290 and STR390 core strategy classes that you have already taken. The course aims to broaden your strategic analysis abilities by introducing you to new theories and frameworks that augments your strategy toolkit. Topics covered include strategic renewal, disruptive strategy, ambidextrous strategies, nonmarket
strategy, as well as the organizational challenges underlying strategy execution and change. The course also aims to deepen your understanding of several of the industry and firm-level strategic concepts that you were introduced to in the strategy core classes by exploring their utility, dynamics, interdependencies, and
limitations in different kinds of strategic environments. Additionally, a key instructional objective of the course is to help you develop a rigorous approach for addressing complex business problems. As such, the course will be taught via the case method, supplemented by mini-lectures and other activities where appropriate. We will examine both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations covering a wide range of industries and settings. Overall, this course aims to broaden and deepen your strategy toolkit so that you can draw upon a variety of
theories and frameworks when analyzing, formulating, and executing competitive strategy.