Topic outline

  • Overview

    In the past three decades, strategy and venturing has emerged as an important area of study in management. That said, strategy and venturing is an actively evolving discipline with many unresolved and equally also novel theoretical puzzles and empirical challenges. Far from being obstacles, these gaps present attractive and ample opportunities for fledging scholars to make a mark.

    This course has two major purposes. One is to provide an overview of the fundamental themes in strategy and venture research and introduce contemporary research directions. The other purpose is to expose the participants to the various methodological and research practice approaches (conducting research, synthesizing, and setting up manuscripts) in the domain of strategy, venturing, and organizations.

    Course format

    The course will consist of independent reading of selected articles and ten (10) seminar sessions (3 hours each). In the course, we share responsibility for discussing the readings and raising issues. For each seminar session, the student is required to read all articles in advance and prepare a preliminary assignment (memo or synthesis table). Students are also given pre-assignment to present an article to the class. All students are expected to be prepared to discuss.

    After the course, the participant should (1) know the most important articles in the area of strategy venturing, and organizations, (2) understand how the different streams of strategy, venturing, and organizations research have evolved over time and how they are connected, and (3) be able to project the future development of the strategic management and venturing research from the perspective of one’s doctoral work.

    The course will further provide a setting for developing a variety of skills in strategy and venturing research such as synthesizing research, research designs, and what constitutes a theoretical contribution in the various domains of strategy and venturing. Overall, after the course, the students should have a broad understanding of the strategy and venturing research domain and what is required for publishing research in top-tier journals in related fields.


    Register for the course in SISU. Registration begins January 31st. Participants are asked to register no later than February 22nd.