- The nature of strategy making; static versus emergent approaches in complexity
- The strategy process: strategic thinking, formation and change implementation
- The rational planning model: organisation purpose, external and internal environments
- Business, corporate and global level strategy
- Strategic choices, implementation and evaluation
- Strategic context: adapting or shaping
- Adaptive strategy; responding to heavy change environments
- Internal corporate venturing and other autonomous processes
- Strategy making in complexity
- Printable format materials
- Assignment 1 - Group (20-30%) (0%)
- Assignment 2 - Individual (30-40%) (0%)
- Assignment 3 - Individual (30-50%) (0%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
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This subject explores challenges facing business managers and entrepreneurs in their approach to strategic planning, strategic adaptation and decision making in complex and fast-paced change environments. Students critique conceptual frameworks around rational strategic planning and strategy making, and the importance of emergence as a strategy mindset in contemporary market turbulence associated with new forms of competition, financial markets, resource usage, and shifting stakeholder expectations.
Students will be challenged to:
- apply theoretical frameworks to critique, explore and develop business strategy, and make sense of the multiple paths that may emerge as an adaptive approach is managed into the future
- reflect on their own competence in contributing to adaptive strategy process and outcomes
- research and critique specific instances of adaptive strategy and apply learning to work-based situations.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.