Strategic management today is a complex process requiring advanced skills. International expansion, network advantage, and resource optimisation pervade every aspect of this critical management skill. Successful managers need up-to-date guidance in the creation and implementation of effective strategy. This unit is specifically designed to meet these requirements. The design, content, concepts and supportive readings all reflect current issues in strategic management. The unit focuses on the practice and concepts of strategic management through the introduction of appropriate theoretical models and frameworks. The central issue of the unit is the achievement of competitive advantage: internal and external drivers of competitive advantage, the link between strategy formulation and implementation, and the role of leadership, corporate governance and strategic entrepreneurship in this process.
|Unit name||Strategic Management|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Farveh Farivar|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Saeed Loghman|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Acquire and critically evaluate in-depth knowledge of foundational and contemporary management theories, principles and processes.
- Conduct research into management practice through case study analysis
- Apply strategic and innovative thinking to making decisions and judgements.
- Communicate complex concepts and justify decision-making, in written formats, to culturally and linguistically diverse audiences and to individuals with varying levels of expertise.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Collaborative Learning Forum (20%)|Strategic Planning (45%)|Strategy Case Study Analysis (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Hanson, D, Hitt, MA, Ireland, RD & Hoskisson, RE 2017, Strategic management: competitiveness and globalisation 6 edition, Cengage Learning, Melbourne.
Barney, J & Hesterly, W 2015, Strategic management and competitive advantage, Pearson, New Jersey.
Chandler, A, Hagstrom, P & Solvell, O 2000, The dynamic firm, Oxford UP, USA.
De Rond, M 2006, Strategic alliances as social facts, Cambridge UP, Cambridge UK.
De Wit, B & Meyer,R 2016, Strategy: process, content, context, 6th edn, Thompson, London. Freedman, L 2013, Strategy: a history, Oxford UP, Oxford.
Grant, R, Butler, B, Orr, S & Murray, PA 2014, Contemporary strategic management: an Australasian perspective, Wiley, Milton, QLD.
Hendry, C, Arthur, M & Jones, A 1995, Strategy through people: adaptation and learning in the small-medium enterprise, Routledge, London.
Hubbard, G, Rice, J & Galvin, P, 2015, Strategic management: thinking, analysis, action, Pearson, Melbourne.
Joyce, P 2000, Effective strategic change in the public sector, Wiley, London.
Mintzberg, H & Quinn, B (eds.) 1998, Readings in the strategy process, 3rd edn, Prentice Hall, Sydney.
Peng, M 2014, Global strategy, Cengage, USA.
Porter, M 1990, Competitive advantage of nations, MacMillan, London.
Porter, M 2004, Competitive strategy, The Free Press, New York.
Reich, R 2008, Supercapitalism, Scribe, Melbourne.
Segal-Horn, S 1998, The strategy reader, Blackwell, Oxford.
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