Please find below a list of responses I received on my inquiry on innovative methods of teaching strategic management.
You could include simulation here. I use CAPSIM.
Charles Fenner, PhD SUNY - Canton 34 Cornell Drive Canton, NY 13617
You might find it useful to start with a movie. I use 7-Samurai but there are other strategy decision classics. Best, Bill Rapp
Have you tried with starting a strategic management course with the 1 page long Robin Hood case study?
students know the story well as a tale, but the strategic interpretations it allows for long exceed their expectations. Contact me if you like the idea.
You may look at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2146208
And isn't innovation a personal transformation? I bet they would give you a hefty discount on this one?
Daniel J. Costello
I have found one of the best intros is to run the 'Winter Survival Exercise' by Joshi, Davis, Kathuria and Weidner in Jo Mang Ed 2005: 29:672. You can take the exercise into a number of directions. I especially emphasize the nature of strategic decisions and the strategic decision process.
I don't have experience in this course, but I think you can use case method to ask students to provide solutions as decision-maker and compare with what companies actually do and the actual result. It is a good way for students to participate, to become innovative thinker and ethical decision makers, especially for Chinese students who are normally passive in the learning process.
It's just my thought and hope it helpful in someway. :)
2CI Fellow - Chinese Studies
Marketing & International Business
J.Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
If you would be willing to share, I would like to see your responses as I have the same inquiry. Enjoy your summer!
Thank you and kind regards.
Dr. Charla Brown
Assistant Professor of Management
Gore School of Business
Slat Lake City, UT
How are you? I have been using a business simulation from a company called Glo-Bus (affiliated with McGraw-Hill), which has two kinds of business simulations. One involves selling cameras made in Taiwan, and the other shoes from multiple manufacturing spots. I've been using the former. There is an option for a related text book. My students have found it to be fun and challenging. If you are interested, go to www.glo-bus.com and take a look.
I have been teaching Strategic Management for many years. This past semester I tried something very innovative and the students absolutely loved it. In fact, I won the Innovation award in teaching at my school (Providence College). It's called "Enter-the-Boardroom"
where students build their own cases based on real time current company strategic issues found in 10k and Value Line reports. I developed a whole system which, if you are interested, I can share with you. I developed this system further after publishing my book this past December. Check out my book on Amazon "Business Models and Strategic Management: A new Integration". You can see the entire Module 1 for free and the Enter-the-Boardroom scenarios at the end of the module. Let me know and I can share the entire system with you.
Dr Francine Newth
Associate Professor of Strategy and Management
Have you considered a business simulation?
A capstone course should pull all of the learning of your students together. I find the simulations quite useful in this respect.
Over the years I have used a number of different simulations. Currently I am using interpretive software products. http://www.interpretive.com/rd6/index.php
When you have got the suggestions about the strategic management course, could you please share them with me?
Dr Vesna Sedoglavich
Research School of Management
ANU College of Business & Economics
Copland Building 26
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
T: +61 2 6125 8989
F: +61 2 6125 8796
What, in your mind, defines the boundaries of innovative?
Peter Smith Ring, Ph.D.
Professor of Strategic Management
Department of Management
College of Business Administration
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive MS 8385
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
1-310-338-7411 voice and voice mail
I have been teaching an undergraduate strategy class at LeBow College of Business, Drexel University for last three years. I found students really learn a lot when they conduct a live case analysis. Please see the syllabus (attached).
I typically bring an industry expert to challenge the students.
Hope this helps.
Let me know if you have any question.
My suggestion is that you have your students take part in an Internet-based game that I administer. It will include students from different countries. You can find out about the game (GEO) through my web site, as given below. It’s free, and I take care of administration.
Precha Thavikulwat, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Business Section Editor, Simulation & Gaming
Department of Management
Towson, MD 21252-0001
I am forwarding your e-mail to Dr. Anne Hoel. She is an Associate Professor of Management at my university. Dr. Hoel has been teaching a 4th year undergraduate capstone curse in Strategic Management for 12 years. I highly recommend Dr. Hoel’s approach to the course. I will leave it up to you and her to try to connect. Her e-mail address is [log in to unmask].
I took this course as an undergraduate in the early 1990s under a different professor and it was a great lead in for my MBA.
Dr. Mark Fenton
Associate Professor of International Business and Management
Business Administration Program Director
An ACBSP Accredited Program
UW-Stout College of Management: Business Department
232 Jarvis Hall Techology Wing
Menomonie, WI 54751
p. 715-232-5268 f. 715-232-5004
Home Page: http://www.uwstout.edu/faculty/fentonm/
Dr. Ulf Henning Richter
Assistant Professor of Strategy
Nottingham University Business School China
Office: AB 356
199 Taikang East Road
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China 315100
Tel: +86 574 88186342
Mob: +86 1886785 9353
Fax: +86 574 88180188