Commencement of studies in autumn 2020
Today, most industrial activity in developed countries is carried out by profit-oriented firms. These firms often compete in more than just one market – be it multiple product and/or multiple geographic markets.
The course aims to give students a profound understanding of theoretical perspectives, frameworks, and tools on competitive strategy, corporate strategy, global strategy, and strategy dynamics and behavioural strategy.
Active participation in the course will equip the student with an understanding of the challenges arising from competition and diverse environments. As a result of the course, the student is expected to develop the ability to make independent and coherent analyses and action plans with a specific focus on the strategic positioning and development of a business firm.
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Ingo Kleindienst is professor of strategic management and international business. His main research interests encompass growth strategies, portfolio changes, and corporate performance as well as corporate governance and strategy process with a focus on upper echelons, CEO succession, and managerial psychology. His research has been published in journals such as International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of International Management, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Long Range Planning, Managerial and Decision Economics, and Multinational Business Review. Prior to his academic career he worked as a management consultant for various large German corporations on issues such as strategic planning, corporate reporting, and customer profitability. Ingo teaches strategy, international business, and change management within the MBA, Master of Science, and Bachelor of Science programs.