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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Ms Allison James|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- demonstrate critical academic thinking and understanding on the nature and dynamics of the strategy formulation and implementation processes as they occur in networked industries
- identify and develop key statements that encapsulate the organisations 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|
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On-campus: Classes are a flipped intensive session/class comprising of a brief interactive discussion based on course material and readings followed by workshop activities. Some sessions are intensive activity based working on a strategic plan.
Distance: Study guides and readings.
|Assessment||Assignment: Management and planning (Short Essay) (10%)|Assignment: Strategic Analysis and Plan (Strategic Plan) (25%)|Assignment: The interrelated nature of the strategic management process (Essay and SWOT Analysis) (25%)|Engagement Activity|Examination (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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