Strategic Management in Knowledge Economies

ECTS - 2

Course level


Course prerequisites (start competences)

Knowledge of basic functional areas such as marketing, finance, IT management, operations management


Course description & goals (final competences)

How do companies compete in industries where knowledge and innovation are key to success?

How do managers develop and implement strategies in such industries?

What are the success factors for sustainable competitive advantage?

Goals (final competences)

By the end of the module, students will be able:

1.        Understand the nature of strategic formulation and implementation

2.        Understand the role of innovation in strategy

3.        Appreciate the challenges of managing strategic change

Table of contents

1.         Knowledge-based economies: what are they?

2.         Strategy and uncertainty

3.         Resource-based views of strategy development in knowledge based economies

4.         Strategic positioning in knowledge based economies

Teaching method

General description

1.         Interactive seminars that include

2.         Class discussions

3.         Individual presentations

4.         Practical tasks

5.         Case studies

Course material

Material is distributed by the AMB

The main reading materials will be a reader of case studies compiled by AMB


Examination and assessment method

Three parts:

o        Class participation and case preparation                 70%

o        Individual presentation                                               30%



Presentations re-take in December

Information on Instructor

Dr. Yusaf H. Akbar

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