STR458 Cooperative Strategies
Main topics are:
- Core ideas and principles of cooperative strategies.
- Value creation and value capturing through cooperative strategies.
- How many companies can use contracts, incentives and relationships to develop sustainable cooperative strategies.
- Learning and knowledge transfer across firm boundaries.
Knowledge - the candidate
- Has knowledge and understanding of central themes, theories, tools and methodologies within the area of cooperative strategies.
- Is familiar with current research relevant for understanding cooperative strategies.
- Has an academic basis that prepares for future studies of cooperative strategies
- Has a critical and reflective understanding of the predictive power of theories and models introduced in the course.
Skills - the candidate
- Can apply research findings within the area of cooperative strategies on practical and theoretical issues.
- Can work independently with practical problems and challenges based on theories, models, methods , and tools presented in the course.
- Can properly apply relevant tools and techniques.
- Can give advice to companies as to how they can develop and pursue cooperative strategies.
General competence - the candidate
- Has good understanding of cooperative strategies and the difference between cooperative and competitve strategies.
- Can plan and execute a variety of tasks and projects related to cooperative strategies over an extended time-period, alone or as a member of group, and in line with ethical guidelines and requirements.
- Can exchange views and experiences with others with background in cooperative strategies and thereby contribute to the development of good practices.
Credit reduction due to overlap
Students who have previously taken STR432 Strategiske allianser og nettverk and/or MBM427 Business-to-business marketing and management cannot receive cource credits for this course.
Requirements for course approval
Course approval requires active participation in a group. The group is responsible for participating in the Markstrat simulation, submitting a number of simulation assignments, writing up a course paper based on the simulation, and presenting the course paper in the class at the end of the course.
Three (3) hour written exam (50%)
Group-based course paper in relation to the Markstart simulation (50%)
Grading scale: A to F
A collection of articles and Markstrat participant handbook.
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Professor Sven A. Haugland