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Магистратура 2020/2021

Научно-исследовательский семинар 2 "Актуальные исследования в стратегическом менеджменте"

Статус: Курс обязательный
Направление: 38.04.02. Менеджмент
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Прогр. обучения: Стратегии развития бизнеса: управление и консалтинг
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The research seminar is designed to serve as an important complement to the “Strategic Analysis” and “Strategy Implementation” disciplines. It has 2 dimensions: a substantive one and an instrumental one. The substantive dimension deals with knowledge of scholarly conversation(s) in the strategic management field. As Anne Sigizmund Huff has beautifully worded, “Each scholarly subfield understands the world in a somewhat different way and focuses on somewhat different issues. Some fields have a long tradition, with many accepted assumptions; others are sorting out the basic rules of the game. These complexities merely underscore the importance of being an active participant in the field and having a knowledge of the scholarly conversation that is rich and current.”( (Huff, 1998, p. 5). We assume that future strategic management professionals should get knowledge of the scholarly conversation in the field of strategic management still while at Business School. It’s realistic to expect master level students starting to speak to the scholarly community themselves. Those, who will choose the academic career path will be doing this in few years to come. Those, who choose careers in business, however, should eventually become the connoisseur readers of publications in the field. For both groups, it’s thus vital to be introduced to changing trends, key personalities and discussion platforms, publishing outlets in the field of their professional work. Basic fundamental disciplines of the Master Programme tend to address well-established agendas, as their mission is to develop students’ competences in a wide array of strategic management topics, including those, that do not appear to be challenging and lucrative for today’s researchers because of the existence of a well-established body of knowledge. Thus, a certain gap between the fundamental course and the current research agenda emerges. The seminar aspires to close this gap. Given the practical orientation of the Master Programme, we treat the scholarly conversation extensively via including not only academic but also trade and professional journals, at the same time accounting for the differentiating degrees of rigor and evidence in these kinds of publications, following the guidelines of Evidence-Based Management. The instrumental dimension deals with the state-of-the-art tools utilized today for systemic (systematic) literature review. The application of these techniques will work for both familiarization with the conversation content and participants and for developing practical skills. The seminar implies a minimal amount of lecturing (needed for orientation, projects’ launch, and introduction of tools and methodologies), while most classes will be dedicated to presentations of co-existing conversations in the field and discussion thereof.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to create awareness of key conversations in strategic management global research community
  • to create awareness of key academic journals in the field, their peculiarities, publication foci, editorial policy, and relative impact
  • to create awareness of leading researchers and research centers in the area of strategic management
  • to create awareness of leading conferences in the area of strategic management
  • to secure mastering the methodology and tools for systemic literature review
  • to secure mastering the methodology and tools of Evidence-Based Management
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • compiles the relevant pool of sources for analyzing research problem, or practical issue in the area of strategic management and consulting
  • efficiently reads and quickly understands research papers in strategic management, summarize and presents their content in academic discussion
  • gathers information from non-academic sources, assesses its validity, and aggregates it
  • gathers the information sources, processes the data, and comes up with a systemic literature review on the topic
  • assesses the maturity of Evidence-Based Management in the organization and develops and implements steps to increase it
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Strategic Management Research Landscape: Academic Viewpoint
  • Strategic Management Research Landscape: Business Viewpoint
  • Strategy Research Agenda Evolution
  • Strategy Research Methods Evolution
  • Evidence-Based Management (EBM) Concept and Methodology
  • Systemic Literature Review Techniques
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Assignment 1. (Individual)
    Assessing assigned research/media publication using the EBM framework
  • non-blocking Assignment 2. (Group).
    Compiling a research development timeline, excellence centers’ map and journals’ ranking for a given topic. (10 topics). If it is impossible to participate in the implementation of the group assignment, the student is obliged to complete the assignment on his own and be ready to present results
  • non-blocking Assignment 3. (Individual).
    Writing and presenting an essay (2000 words, 10 sources) on the research frontier for a given topic
  • non-blocking Assignment 4. (Group).
    Making a case for one of the parties in the ongoing academic discussion. (3 topics). If it is impossible to participate in the implementation of the group assignment, the student is obliged to complete the assignment on his own and be ready to present results .
  • non-blocking Assignment 5. (Group).
    Use of Literature-based Interpretive Structural Modelling for developing causal model in a given subject area. (12 topics). If it is impossible to participate in the implementation of the group assignment, the student is obliged to complete the assignment on his own and be ready to present results.
  • non-blocking Assignment 6. (Individual).
    Compiling and presenting literature review for own master thesis.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.1 * Assignment 1. (Individual) + 0.15 * Assignment 2. (Group). + 0.2 * Assignment 3. (Individual). + 0.15 * Assignment 4. (Group). + 0.15 * Assignment 5. (Group). + 0.25 * Assignment 6. (Individual).
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Elsbach, K. D., & Knippenberg, D. (2020). Creating High‐Impact Literature Reviews: An Argument for “Integrative Reviews.” Journal of Management Studies (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), 57(6), 1277–1289. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12581
  • Nina Shin, & Sangwook Park. (2019). Evidence-Based Resilience Management for Supply Chain Sustainability: An Interpretive Structural Modelling Approach. Sustainability, 2, 1.
  • Reay, T., Berta, W., & Kohn, M. K. (2009). What’s the Evidence on Evidence-Based Management? Academy of Management Perspectives, 23(4), 5–18. https://doi.org/10.5465/amp.23.4.5

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Mats Alvesson, & Jörgen Sandberg. (2020). The Problematizing Review: A Counterpoint to Elsbach and Van Knippenberg’s Argument for Integrative Reviews. Journal of Management Studies, 6, 1290. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12582
  • Rezaeian, A., & Bagheri, R. (2018). Modeling the Factors that Affect the Implementation of Knowledge Networks. https://doi.org/10.17323/2500-2597.2018.1.56.67
  • Wright, A. L., Zammuto, R. F., Liesch, P. W., Middleton, S., Hibbert, P., Burke, J., & Brazil, V. (2016). Evidence-based Management in Practice: Opening up the Decision Process, Decision-maker and Context. British Journal of Management, 27(1), 161–178. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12123