MSING016: Strategy for High-Tech Ventures

Lecturer: Chris Coleridge

Aims

This course will expose students to key strategic challenges faced by investors, managers and scientists at different stages of the value chain of knowledge-intensive businesses. Through an individual course assignment, class-based discussion of business cases and a group project, students are familiarized with a range of strategic analysis and strategy-making tools and frameworks. Cases focus on firms in high-tech sectors, both on startups/early stage firms and on innovative contexts in larger firms.

Texts  

Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change by Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth - Harvard Business School Press, 2004 

The Art of War by Sun-tzu - Penguin Classics, May 2008 

Strategy Safari: The Complete Guide Through the Wilds of Strategic Management by Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, Joseph Lampel, 2nd Edition Financial Times/ Prentice Hall, 2008