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MBA Capstone Course: Strategic Management


Week 1

1.  Strategic Analyses Overview

2. What Is Strategy?, Porter, Michael E. Harvard Business Review; Nov/Dec96, Vol. 74 Issue 6, p61-78, 18p.

3.Porter, Michael E.  Importance of Being Strategic Balanced Scorecard Report. May 15, 2002Available for purchase from HBR.


Week 2

1. External Environment Analysis and Interpretations 

2. General External Environment Analysis

3. Cady, S.H., Wheeler, J.V., DeWolf, J., & Brodke, M. (2011). Mission, Vision and Values: What Do They Say? Organization Development Journal. Vol. 29, Issue 1, p. 63-78.

4. Harvard FSS: Where Do Strategies Come From? . Lecturers: Rivkin, Jan W. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2005.

Week 3

1. Industry Analysis - Part I

2. Industry Analysis - Part II 

3. How Much Does Industry Matter, Really? McGahan, Anita, M. Porter, Michael E. Strategic Management Journal; Jul97 Supplement 1, Vol. 18, p15-30, 16p.

4.  Harvard FSS: Crafting business strategy and environmental scanning lectures. Lecturers: anand, Bharat N.. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series, 2006. 

Week 4

1. Internal Environment Analyses

2. Organizational Culture

3 .Duncan, W. Jack; Ginter, Peter M. & Swayne, Linda E. (1998). "Competitive advantage and internal organizational assessment." Academy of Management Executive. 12(3), 6-16. 

4. Harvard FSS: What Really Matters. Lecturer: Nohria, Nitin. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series; 2004. 


Week 5

1.  Compensation

2. Organizational Culture & Leadership

3. Porter, Michael E. (Spring 88). "From competitive advantage to corporate strategy." McKinsey Quarterly. 2, p. 35-66.

4. Harvard FSS: Capturing the Value: Competitive Strategies that Work Lecturers: Bradley, Stephen P.. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series;2004. Duration: 0:57:06. (AN: 7529c) Video



Week 6

1. Value Chain Analysis

2. Financial Statement Analysis

3. Harvard FSS: Judo Strategy: Turning Your Competitors' Strength to Your Advantage Lecturers: Yoffie, David B.. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series; 2002. Duration: 1:00:17. (AN: 1512c) Video

4.Yoffie, D.B. (1999). "Judo strategy." Harvard Business Review. 77(1). p. 70. Jan/Feb .


Week 7

1.  Fit Analysis

2. Harvard FSS: Scope and Global Strategy. Lecturer: Khanna, Tarun. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2005.

3. Harvard FSS: How Countries Compete: National Startegies for Globalization. Lecturer: Vietor, Richard. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2007. 

Week 8

1. Harvard FSS: Managing People for Competitive Advantage. Lecturer: Bartlett, Christopher A. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2003.

Week 11

1. Harvard FSS: Strategic agility: Managing Continuous Change. Lecturers: Wells, John R.. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series;  2005.

2.  Harvard FSS: Leadership is a Choice: The General Manager in the Middle. Lecturer: Ower, Joseph L. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2005. 

Week 12

1. Harvard FSS: Building Strategy-Focused Organizations with the Balanced Scorecard. Lecturers: Kaplan, Robert S. Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series, 2003.

2. Harvard FSS: Authentic Leadership. Lecturer: George, William W.  Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. 2007.


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