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Strategic Management in Networked Industries JNB360



This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of strategic management, focusing on strategic thinking and decision making. Throughout your study you will be asked to place yourself in the position of a strategic manager and to use your creativity and ingenuity in mapping out strategies that will help your organisation maintain a competitive edge. To assist you meet this challenge, we will discuss in detail the various stages that make up the strategic management process. We will use a number of transport and logistics examples to show how the process works in practice. Use what you learn about the process as a guide, but always remember that mechanically following a process or technique, however well tried and tested, is no substitute for creative thinking!
How you like to be treated as an employee is worth remembering as you proceed through the topics. Consider also what you regard as “common sense”. As ‘level 3’ undergraduate students, you will be expected and encouraged to be creative and conceptual in applying strategic management theory. The key lies in how well you, as a strategic manager, can make opportunities out of threats and devise ingenious ways of making them work.


Unit name Strategic Management in Networked Industries
Unit code JNB360
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Ms Allison James
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the nature and dynamics of the strategy formulation and implementation processes in networked industries.
  • Identify and develop vision, mission, goals and values statements that encapsulate the organisation's strategic purpose and performance.
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to the strategic response planned by an organisation operating in a networked industry.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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Teaching Pattern
  • On-Campus: Using a flipped teaching strategy: one weekly lecture recording for each Module and one live recorded 2-hour workshpo incorporating readings.
  • Off-Campus: Using a flipped teaching strategy: one weekly lecture recording for each Module and one live recorded 2-hour workshpo incorporating readings.
AssessmentTake-Home Examination (40%)|Discussion Posts (online)|Online Facilitated Discussion 1 (10%)|Online Facilitated Discussion 2 (20%)|Strategic Analysis and Plan (30%)
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