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Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Advanced Strategic Management and Innovation

The lecture on Advanced Strategic Management and Innovation will be held in a block format in the summer term 2024.
Module: Business B: Strategic Management III
Course: Advanced Strategic Management and Innovation
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Lorenz Graf-Vlachy
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS / 7,5 Credits
Course Type: Lecture and Exercise
Language: English
Date and Location: Lecture: The lecture will be held in a block format on April 12th / 13th and April 19th / 20th from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in P2-05-416
Exercise: Mondays, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (SRG R 1.001)
Beginning: Lecture: April 12th
Exercise: April 22nd
Exam: 90  minutes exam

Content Overview

In this module, students will gain insights into two advanced aspects of strategic and innovation management. In the first part, they will learn to think about strategic issues particularly relevant to “multibusiness firms.” Such firms face particular challenges in managing portfolios of businesses. These include but are not limited to making decisions on organizational structures, portfolio composition and diversification, as well as mergers and acquisitions. The course will introduce frameworks and tools such as value-based management. The module also covers innovation strategies employed by multibusiness firms, and introduces private equity as a special case. In the second part of the module, students will be exposed to various management techniques that are important to managers as individual problem-solvers and decision-makers in organizations.

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