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    Case study paper in which participants analyse and discuss how organisations formulate strategies, innovate and manage change in their competition with other organisations.

    Strategic management can be understood as the continuous and systematic analysis of the external environment (e.g. customers, industry, suppliers, economy) and the huge diversity of activity and resources within the company itself to develop and maintain competitive advantage or some other form of :success". Organisations of all sizes (corporate to small) and of all types (competitive to voluntary) face these challenges. MANT 338 is a study of how organisations in New Zealand and around the globe try to meet them. Students of MANT 338 will regularly engage in case study analysis and discussions as part of their learning. Graduates of MANT 338 will have developed an acknowledgement for, and a proficiency in, a subject of business that is relevant across a wide range of professions and careers.

    About this paper

    Paper title Cases in Strategy and Innovation
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MANT 251 and 18 further 200-level points
    Schedule C
    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Conor O'Kane

    Teaching Arrangements

    There are three hours of class each week. One hour will be a lecture where theory and concepts are introduced. Later in the week there will be a two hour case study discussion. There are no additional tutorials beyond this scheduling.


    Recommended text:

    Johnson, G., Whittington, R., & Scholes, K. (2014). Exploring strategy (10th ed.). Harlow, UK: FT Prentice Hall. Earlier editions are also fine.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Develop an appreciation for the range of choices, actions and processes that collectively constitute an organisation's strategy
    • Understand how to identify and evaluate the key internal and external factors influencing the strategy of an organisation at a point in time
    • Become familiar with the range of strategies available to organisations when seeking and defending positions of advantage
    • Develop an ability to apply prescriptions/recommendations for the future development of strategy in an organisation that are feasible and relevant to its specific situation
    • Improve writing, presentation, research and analytical skills


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 08:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42
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