Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a one 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment:
3 hours per week plus a minimum of 6 hours per week in self directed study.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Joeri Mol
This subject explores different models of strategy making and examines some of the difficulties involved in managing strategic change. Traditional models see strategy making as a straightforward, rational, 'top-down' process. Empirical work shows, however, that the formulation and implementation of strategies is a complex process, which is affected by political, cognitive, and contextual factors. Top managers can formulate a detailed strategic plan; but plans are not always put into practice nor are the plans that are put into practice necessarily successful. The subject commences by reviewing traditional models of strategy making where strategies are formed to derive a competitive advantage that enables the organisation to respond to environmental threats and opportunities. Students will then be introduced to other models, including emergent, political, logical incrementalist, configurational and sense-making perspectives, to explore how strategic change is managed.
|Objectives:||• Examine and understand different approaches to strategic change and their underlying assumptions and implications |
• Analyse and evaluate the underlying assumptions and implications for practice of the different approaches
• Apply different theories to real and hypothetical situations through the use of case studies
An end of semester take home examination (60%) and class assignment(s) totalling not more than 4000 words (40%)
|Prescribed Texts:||You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer. |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Graduate Diploma in Management Studies |
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Managing Change |
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