Credits: 6

Schedule: 16.09.2016 - 21.10.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Timo Vuori

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period II (2018-2019), Töölö campus
Period II (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students will learn to
- understand how process-related choices influence the quality of strategy formulation and execution and apply this knowledge to make informed choices
- understand how psychological dynamics influence strategy formulation and execution and consider and reflect how they can improve the such psychological dynamics
- understand how structural factors influence strategy formulation and execution and make informed choices regarding structure
- understand how artificial intelligence and data-analytics might influence strategy formulation and execution and develop preliminary ideas of how they could be applied in practice

In addition, students will learn to critically evaluate academic articles on management, develop their own ideas, and present them in a clear way

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Must know:
- behavioral theory of the firm: how bounded rationality, organizational communication channels, and organizational structures and routines influence how strategy gets formulated and implemented
- attention based view of the firm: how attention-related dynamics influence strategy formulation and implementation
- basics in data-analytics and artificial intelligence and how they might be applied in organizations
- basics in understanding how emotions shape attention and behavior in organizations

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

100% assignments

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 25 h
Independent and group work 135 h
Total 160h (ECTS)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Articles described in the syllabus
Other online learning materials

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

TU-91.2047 Strategy & Organizations (5 cr)
TU-91.2024 Developing Global Leadership Talent (5 cr)

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=21E00034

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic courses in strategic management

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Max 80 students taken to the course.

Students majoring in strategy or strategy and venturing will be prioritized
Mandatory lectures
Participation in the first lecture is essential

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