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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 student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
080301 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentAssignment: Management and planning (Short Essay) (10%)|Assignment: Strategic Analysis and Plan (Strategic Plan) (25%)|Engagement Activity|Assignment: The interrelated nature of the strategic management process (Essay and SWOT Analysis) (25%)|Examination (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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