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22641-01 - Vorlesung: Competitive Strategy 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Jeffrey Macher (jeffrey.macher@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Competitive and Corporate Strategy is concerned with managing the competitive position and long-term development of the business enterprise in order to ensure its survival and success. Every firm must create and sustain a competitive advantage if it is to survive and prosper over the long-term. This course provides frameworks, tools and concepts to help students analyze and understand the creation of competitive advantage. Industries differ in the extent to which they provide opportunities for sustained profitability. Industries also evolve over time, providing firms with continuously changing opportunities and threats. Finally, firms in an industry jockey for position through their actions and interactions. Every firm seeks to obtain a competitive position in an industry through an appropriate configuration of its assets and products in order to generate superior value for its customers. The first section of the course takes us through the challenges of external analysis. While industry and competitor analysis provides firms insights into what they must do to succeed, it does not throw much light on what they can do. Resource and capability analysis (and the investigation of the firm’s "core competence") provides an insight into firms' strengths and weaknesses (as they relate to the external environment). An understanding of firm's internal strengths enables them to fully exploit and build their capabilities to compete successfully. The second section of the course focuses on internal analysis. Based on the results of the above external and internal analyses, firms must choose strategies that lead to value creation and value capture, as well as a sustained ability to compete. The third section of the course deals with strategies for sustaining competitive advantage. While competitive strategy focuses within the context of a particular industry, another important aspect is corporate strategy. Corporate strategy examines the question of the appropriate scope of a firm's activities. In particular, the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of diversification (i.e., geographic, horizontal and vertical) and develop several frameworks for assessing the design and implementation of strategy across multiple lines of business. Students are placed in the position of key decision makers (or their advisors) and are asked to solve problems related to the development or maintenance of the competitive advantage of the firm. Readings and cases developed by leading researchers and practitioners in the field are used to provide contextual familiarity and teach the tools and skills required for competitive analysis.
Literatur All readings are taken from the book, Contemporary Strategy Analysis (7TH Edition: Wiley Publishers), by Robert Grant. The course packet consists of eight cases. The reading list provides detailed information on the readings and cases to be prepared for each class session, as well as assignment questions for the cases.
Bemerkungen Comments:
This course is part of the Summer School in Law, Business and Economic Policy.


Teilnahmebedingungen Recommended Prerequisites: This is a Master course. Therefore, a solid understanding of Business and Economics on the BA level is required. In addition, the following courses on the Master level are recommended:
Game Theory and the Theory of the Firm, 40106
Product Management (Produktmanagement), 10653
Advanced International Trade and Business, 10625

Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Course application:
All applications have to be processed through the Summer School office. Please fill in the application form, which can be found on the weblink: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/application-enrollment/
There will be an orientation for all Summer School courses on Wednesday, 27 February 2019; 18:00 -19:00 at the WWZ, Peter Merian-Weg 6.
The online application is open from 28 February until 18 March 2019. Applications that are submitted by 6 March (23:59) will be handled on a priority basis.
For more information please visit the Summer School website: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/summerschool/
The enrollment for the course is at the same time the final registration for the exam!
If there are still vacancies, we will accept late applications until 31 May 2019.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Block
Datum 01.07.2019 – 11.07.2019
Zeit Montag, 09.00-11.30 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31

1.-11. July 2019

Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 01.07.2019 09.00-11.30 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Dienstag 02.07.2019 09.00-11.30 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Mittwoch 03.07.2019 09.00-11.30 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Donnerstag 04.07.2019 09.00-11.30 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Montag 08.07.2019 09.00-11.30 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Dienstag 09.07.2019 09.00-11.30 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Mittwoch 10.07.2019 09.00-11.30 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Donnerstag 11.07.2019 09.00-11.30 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Module Vertiefungsmodul Marketing and Strategic Management (Master Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Semesterendprüfung
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung tba
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Fakultät
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät