2020 Business Strategy and Organization

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Industrial Engineering and Economics
Senoo Dai 
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Tue3-4(W931)  Fri3-4(W931)  
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Course description and aims

The course focuses on the basic frameworks of business strategy and organization. Students can analyze real cases using these frameworks. And also, students can revise the frameworks using the findings from analysis. Interaction between theory and practice is important to co-evolution. In the strategy theory part, we will discuss domain, resource based view, and competitive strategies. In the organization theory part, we will discuss motivation, leadership, and organizational structure.
Through lectures and group work, the course enables students get knowledge about business strategy and organization.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to explain the concept of business strategy and organization and acquire the ability to use several frameworks.


Business strategy , Business organizaition.

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In addition to lectures, interactive lecture styles (such as exercise, case discussion, etc.) will be used.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation Imagine the real examples of strategy and organization.
Class 2 Introduction ob business strategy Explain the definition of strategy.
Class 3 Corporate strategy: Domain Understand the domain stragety.
Class 4 Corporate strategy: Resource based view Understand the resource based view.
Class 5 Competitive strategy: Industry analysis Be able to do industry analysis using framework.
Class 6 Competitive strategy: Building competitive advantage Understand the competitive advantage.
Class 7 R&D strategy Understand the R&D strategy
Class 8 Introduction of business organization Explain the definition of organization.
Class 9 Organizational structure Understand the demensions of organizational structure.
Class 10 Organization design Distinguish the type of organization.
Class 11 Motivation Understand the motivation.theories.
Class 12 Leadership Understand the leadership theories.
Class 13 Human resource management Understand the human resource management theories.
Class 14 Summarization of the course Have overall picture of the course.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Sakakibara(2002), Keieigaku nyumon, Nihon keizai shimbunsha.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are based on final report (80%) and exercise problems (40%).

Related courses

  • IEE.D302 : Corporate Finance
  • IEE.D203 : Marketing
  • IEE.B330 : Behavioral Economics and Management
  • IEE.D201 : Introduction to Management

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

IEE.D201 : Introduction to Management

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