INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Management PhD
2011-2012

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
BUS 678 Business Policy Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 0 English Language

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Serkan BAYRAKTAROĞLU, Prof. Dr. Serkan BAYRAKTAROĞLU, Prof. Dr.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course is designed to expose doctoral students to a broad foundation in strategic management research. The course will offer an introduction to the range of paper on strategic management, from the theoretical to the empirical. At the heart of the course will be our ability to explain performance differences (both temporary and permanent) between firms within and across industries. The course begins with an introduction to the core concepts of strategy and the various factors that may influence performance. Then we will briefly cover a number of topics that are central to research in strategic management.

Readings in each section are arranged in a logical (as opposed to a chronological) manner, but the range in dates of the articles in each session allows students to understand how thinking in each area has evolved over time.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction, Overview of Strategic Management and Business Policy
  2. Competitive and Cooperative Interactions
  3. Industry Evolution
  4. Strategy as People and Processes
  5. Corporate-level strategy: Diversification
  6. Corporate-level strategy: Vertical integration
  7. Technological Change

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework20
    Project30
    Presentation20
    Final Exam130
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • 1 - Porter, Michael 1996. What is Strategy? Harvard Business Review, 74, 61.
      • 2 - Agarwal R, Gort M. 1996. The Evolution of Markets and Entry, Exit and Survival of Firms.
      • The Review of Economics and Statistics 78(3): 489-498
      • 3 - *Montgomery, Cynthia A., 1994, Corporate diversification, Journal of Economic
      • Perspectives 8, 163–17
      • 4 - Tushman ML, Anderson P. 1986. Technological discontinuities and organizational
      • environments. Administrative Science Quarterly 31(3): 439-465.

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)450
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination7,50
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0