Activities

May classroom―operational efficiency as strategy

May 10, 2014
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May classroom―operational efficiency as strategy

Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Review the news article on the London City Airport in this month’s blog entry.  Find other examples of the Internet of Things (IoT) application in which big data is being used…

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April classroom―mergers, acquisitions and competitive strategy

April 8, 2014
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April classroom―mergers, acquisitions and competitive strategy

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Conduct a study of the toy market for construction toys.  Look at the trends over the past…

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March classroom―sustainability in strategic choices

March 12, 2014
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March classroom―sustainability in strategic choices

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Conduct a study of recycling companies in your region.  What is being recycled and what is being…

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February classroom―environmental scanning

February 10, 2014
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February classroom―environmental scanning

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Conduct a comparative study of Tim Hortons and Starbucks to identify the competitive strengths and weaknesses of…

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November classroom―looking forward

November 1, 2013
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November classroom―looking forward

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Evaluate the Boeing pipeline from the perspective of one important supplier.  Does the supplier provide after-market products…

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October classroom―business models and competitive advantage

October 1, 2013
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October classroom―business models and competitive advantage

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format.  Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Evaluate the two companies in the Short Cases this month (HomeAway and Airbnb).  Expose the differences in…

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September classroom―legacy, expectations and predictions

September 1, 2013
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September classroom―legacy, expectations and predictions

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format.  Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: What are the big questions that you believe, once answered, will lead to successful business strategy? What…

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August classroom activities―sustainability

August 1, 2013
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August classroom activities―sustainability

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format.  Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Investigate the Crayola LLC short story from this month, doing a comparison with its major competitors over…

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April classroom activities― ideas and sustainability

April 8, 2013
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April classroom activities― ideas and sustainability

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format.  Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Innovation disruption, as presented in the short case on Caretotell this month, often is a strategy alternative…

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March classroom activities―dominant design and competitiveness strategy

March 11, 2013
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March classroom activities―dominant design and competitiveness strategy

Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Examine an industry that is centered on a dominant design.  Review the historical underpinnings that lead to the initial success of the company that forged the dominant design strategy.  Examine the competitors and their evolution.  Has the configuration of competitive…

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