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Research kitchen (Coursera)

The research kitchen is a unique format that we have developed extra for you: curious learners interested in competitive strategy and organization design yearning for a first glimpse into the world of research. It is voluntary and “just for fun” – so please, go on and have a look!

Different to other courses of our specialization Competitive Strategy and Organization Design it is comprised of brief paper sessions rather than modules. For a change, you will experience the instructor Tobias Kretschmer at the whiteboard of his very own institute at LMU Munich. Here he will summarize key findings of recent research papers on topics relating to the three courses Competitive Strategy, Advanced Competitive Strategy and Strategic Organization Design. Topics that researchers today are working on to enhance the knowledge of tomorrow. We hope you enjoy this innovative format and possibly even find some inspiration and motivation for your own future research.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Glimpse into the World of Research

Graded: Strategies for Complements

Graded: Network Goods – Compatibility

Graded: Network Goods – Movies & Piracy

Graded: Structural Dimensions – Formal & Informal Organization

Graded: Organization Design and the Environment – Firm Boundaries

Graded: Organization Design and the Environment – Establish Relationships

Graded: Organization Design and the Environment – Knowledge Industries I

Graded: Organization Design and the Environment – Knowledge Industries II

Graded: Designing for Growth – Ambidexterity

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