Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
The following textbook is required reading for the module:
Gerry Johnson, Richard Whittington, Duncan Angwin, Patrick Regnr, Kevan Scholes (2017 or 2020), Exploring Strategy: text and cases (paper copy and online e-book via VLeBooks or MyiLibrary at library) (11th or 12th edition), Pearson, ISBN 9781292145129.
This book is available in a number of versions. The recommended version is the text with the case studies included (Text & Cases version). The case studies provide context for the fundamentals of Strategic Management.
The reading/preparation for workshops will vary and will be provided in advance of the relevant week where appropriate.
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED READING
The reading list for each week will be updated as the module progresses and confirmed reading will be communicated at the end of each lecture. There will be both required and recommended reading. The below is provisional and might be subject to minor change.
Week 1 - 'What is Strategy and the Role of Strategic Analysis?'
-Porter, M. (1996). What is Strategy?. Harvard Business Review. Nov/Dec, 74(6), pp. 61–78. (Available online).
-Bracker, J. (1980). The Historical Development of the Strategic Management Concept. Academy of Management Review, 5(2), pp. 219-224. (Available online).
- Whittington, R. (2001). What is Strategy and Does it Matter?. Second Edition. Chapter 2. Boston: Cengage Learning. (Available online).
- Hoskisson, R.E, Hitt, M.A, Wan, W.P, and Yiu, D. (1999). Theory and research in strategic management. Journal of Management, 25(3), pp. 417-456. (Available online).
Week 2 - 'Strategy Purpose and Statements'
- Exploring strategy. textbook (2017 or 2020) chapter 1 (1.1 and 1.2) 'Introduction' and 'What is Strategy?'. (Purchase/library).
Week 3 - 'Environmental Analysis'
- Schoemaker, P. (2004). Forecasting and Scenario Planning: The Challenges of Uncertainty and Complexity. Chapter from Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making. (Available online).
- Meyer, A. (1982). Adapting to Environmental Jolts. Administrative Science Quarterly, 27(1), pp. 515-537. (Available online).
Week 4 - 'PESTEL Framework'
- Exploring Strategy textbook (2017 or 2020) chapter 2 (2.1 and 2.2) 'Introduction' and ‘PESTEL Analysis’. (Purchase/library).
Week 5 - 'Industry Analysis and Competitive Dynamics'
- Kim, W.C. & Mauborgne, R. (2004). Blue Ocean Strategy. Harvard Business Review. October issue. (Available online).
- Porter, M. (2008). The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy. Harvard business review. , January, pp. 24–41. (Available online).
Week 6 - 'Five Forces Framework'
- Exploring Strategy textbook (2017 or 2020) chapter 3 (3.1 and 3.2) 'Introduction' and 'Industry Analysis'. (Purchase/library).
Week 7 - 'Internal Analysis'
- Barney, J. (1991) Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage. Journal of management, 17(1), pp.99-120. (Available online).
- Teece, D.J., Pisano, G., and Shuen, A. (1997) Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management. Strategic management journal. . 18(7), pp.509–533. (Available online).
Week 8 - 'VRIO Framework'
- Exploring Strategy textbook (2017 or 2020) chapter 4 (4.1, 4.2 and 4.3) ‘Introduction’, ‘Foundations of R&C’ and ‘Distinctive R&C. (Purchase/library).
Week 9 - 'Guest Lecture 1'
Week 10 - 'Guest Lecture 2'
This list was last updated on 07/10/2021