Credits: 6

Schedule: 13.01.2017 - 10.02.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Liisa Välikangas

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

No teaching 2018-2020

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The mastery of strategic renewal and resilience in global organizations. An understanding of the role of innovation in renewal and resilience. The ability to discuss and reflect on issues critical for longer-term business performance. The ability to critically evaluate received managerial best practice in view of strategic resilience in particular. The ability to innovate management principles and practices in the pursuit of strategic renewal and resilience.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is organized as a set of conversations between theory and practice, each conversation focused on one of the core topics of the course. The course invites reflective practitioners and company leaders into the conversation to showcase leading management practices.

Conversation 1: Starting Points, Theoretical and Empirical
Objective: Consider management as a set of theory and practice that has developed over time with implications to business performance.

Conversation 2: Theories of Innovation and Their Empirical Foundations
Objective: Consider the ways in which innovation and innovating in and with organizations have been theorized. What empirical support is there?

Conversation 3: Strategic Resilience and Its Implications to Management Practice
Objective: Consider theories of strategic resilience. What foundations do they build on?

Conversation 4: Accomplishing Strategic Renewal
Objective: Consider theories and approaches to strategic renewal in organizations. What differences are there between normative vs. descriptive perspectives?

Conversation 5: Group Work Presentations & Conclusions
Objective: Developing innovative management practice to meet the challenges of strategic renewal and resilience

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Class participation & discussion, Group work presentation, Individual Reflection Papers, Exam.

Excellent (5): A well-written, easy to read essay that shows clearly you have both read and understood the material assigned, and you build up upon the ideas presented while connecting the concepts to, for example, each other, other concepts or ideas from your studies (this course or other courses), your personal experiences, and/or real life examples (or all of the above).

Very good (4): A good read that shows you've covered the material and can connect and/or build upon the concepts and readings presented.

Good (3): A good, readable summary of the material assigned, or a partial summary with some independent thinking.

Okay (2): Covers some of the material in a readable format

Individual reflection papers and course participation: 50%

Exam + group work assignment: 50%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures (24h)

Reflection Papers & Student Group Work  & Live Cases & Readings (40h)

Exam (4h)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Selected articles as indicated in the syllabus.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course 21E90000 Managing Innovation and Change

It is possible to include only one of these courses to the Master's degree.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Bachelor's degree studies

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Priority given to:

1. MIB students

2. CEMS students

Others in the order of registration.

Due to the interactive nature of the course, 40 is considered a maximum student number.

No teaching 2018-2020