Advances in Strategic Management-ONLINE

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Deadline: 27 May 2021


Advances in Strategic Management-ONLINE


Nicolai Juul Foss, Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School.

Hans Christian Kongsted, Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School.

Dennis H ParkAssociate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Organization, Strategy, and International Management, USA.

Marcus Møller Larsen, Professor (MSO), Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School

Aleksandra GregoricAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School

Valentina Tartari, Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School

Johannes Luger, Assistant Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School

Vera RochaAssistant Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School.

Course coordinator
Francesco Di Lorenzo, Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School. Email:

No prerequisite  

The aim of this course is to offer advanced insights related to the theoretical and empirical recent developments in the area of Strategic Management, with a specific focus on economic and organizational theories of Strategy and International Business. 

Course content

The course provides an overview on the most relevant theoretical traditions and empirical developments used in the field of Strategic Management. The aim is to offer students: i) comprehensive understanding about the foundations, assumptions and implications of economic and organizational theoretical perspectives, ii) clear understanding about empirical strategies. Ideally, in the end of the course students are able to engage in theory-building activities selecting and employing theoretical approaches more appropriately linked to the economic and organizational foundations of the field of Strategy. In addition, students are able to identify suitable empirical methods and approaches in line with those more familiarly used in Strategy. 

More specifically, these are the main topics developed during the course: 

  • Micro-foundations of organizational value creation 
  • Behavioral perspectives on international business strategy 
  • Econometric issues in Strategic Management: Data and Methods 
  • Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 

  • The structure of the cour
    se is based on 2 main activities and related objective: 

  • Lecture. One or more faculty offer class-based lecture on each of the above-mentioned topics. The purpose of this activity is to engage students in papers discussion with the responsible faculty in charge of the session and other students. 
  • Paper DevelopmentEach student is assigned to a small group of other participants that is leaded by one faculty. Each student discusses with and receives detailed feedback from the faculty-discussant on how to further develop a specific working paper (previously submitted). 

  • Teaching style

    The course includes 4 lecture-based sessions of 4 hours each, and 1 paper development session of 3 hours. Because of the small numbers of participants, the sessions will be conducted in a highly interactive manner where students will prepare memos on and lead discussions on the assigned readings. 

    The course is based on a high level of student involvement. Students are expected to be thoroughly prepared and to take an active part in the presentation and discussion of the material. Given the high content-to-time ratio, teaching is based on lecturing, illustrations and discussions and its success is predicated on interactive student involvement. 

    Lecture plan


    Morning (9am – 1pm) 

    Afternoon (2pm-5pm) 

    Session 1. Monday 24th May 

    Micro-foundations of organizational value creation 

      ( Nicolai Foss )  

    PDW Group 1 

    ( Johannes Luger )  

    Session 2. Tuesday 25th May 

    Behavioral perspectives on international business strategy 

    ( Marcus Møller Larsen )  

    PDW Group 2 

    ( Aleksandra Gregoric )  


    Session 3. Wednesday 26th May 

    Econometric issues in Strategic Management: Data and Methods 

    ( H.C. Kongsted )  

    PDW Group 3 

    ( Vera Rocha )  

    Session 4. Thursday 27th May 

    PDW Group 4 

    ( Valentina Tartari )  

    Note: 9am-12noon 

    Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 

    ( Dennis H. Park )  

    Note: 2pm-6pm 

    4 days of lectures from 9am to 1pm (12noon on the last day). The PDW session is done in a small group (4-5 students) lead by a faculty.  The PDW session is a 'one time' 3 hour session during the course. 

    Learning objectives

    There is no exam at the end of the course. However, to obtain the course certificates the participants are expected to show high level of preparation and class participation. Minimum 80% attendance is required. 


    Start date

    End date




    Course Literature

    Session 1. Micro-foundations of organizational value creation  

    Teppo Felin, Nicolai Foss, Rob Ployhart. “Microfoundations for Management Research.” Academy of Management Annals 9: 575–632 (2015). 


    Siegwart Lindenberg, Nicolai Foss. "Managing Motivation for Joint Production: The Role of Goal Framing and Governance Mechanisms.” Academy of Management Review 36: 500-525 (2011). 


    Nicolai Foss, Libby Weber. “Putting Opportunism in the Back Seat: Bounded Rationality, Costly Conflict and Hierarchical Forms.” Academy of Management Review, 41: 41-79 (2016). 


    Session  2 TBD  

    Elia S, Larsen MM, Piscitello L. (2019). Entry mode deviation: A behavioral approach to internalization theory. Journal of International Business Studies, 50(8): 1359-1371. 


    Larsen MM, Manning S, Pedersen T. 2013. Uncovering the Hidden Costs of Offshoring: The interplay of complexity, organizational design, and experience. Strategic Management Journal, 34(5): 533-552. 


    Maitland, E., & Sammartino, A. (2015). Decision making and uncertainty: The role of heuristics and experience in assessing a politically hazardous environment. Strategic Management Journal, 36(10), 1554-1578. 


    Schubert, T., Baier, E., & Rammer, C. (2018). Firm capabilities, technological dynamism and the internationalisation of innovation: A behavioural approach. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(1), 70-95. 


    Session  3 .   Econometric issues in Strategic Management: Data and Methods  

    RA Bettis (2012)The search for asterisks: Compromised statistical tests and flawed theoriesStrategic Management Journal 33 (1), 108-113. 


    R Bettis, A Gambardella, C Helfat, W Mitchell (2014). Quantitative empirical analysis in strategic managementStrategic Management Journal 35 (7), 949-953. 


    P Criscuolo, O Alexy, D Sharapov, A Salter (2019). Lifting the veil: Using a quasi‐replication approach to assess sample selection bias in patent‐based studiesStrategic Management Journal 40 (2), 230-252. 


    U Kaiser, HC Kongsted, K Laursen, AK Ejsing (2018)Experience matters: The role of academic scientist mobility for industrial innovationStrategic Management Journal 39 (7), 1935-1958. 


    Session  4 .   Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship  

    Rumelt, R. P. (1987). Theory, strategy, and entrepreneurship. In D. Teece (Ed.) The competitive challenge, Cambridge, MA. pp. 137-158. 


    Shane, S. (2000). Prior knowledge and the discovery of entrepreneurial opportunities. Organization Science, 11(4): 448-469. 


    Gans, J. S., & Stern, S. (2003). The product market and the market for “ideas”: commercialization strategies for technology entrepreneurs. Research Policy, 32(2): 333-350. 


    Fleming, L. (2001). Recombinant uncertainty in technological search. Management Science, 47(1): 117-132. 


    Nickerson, J. A., & Zenger, T. R. (2004). A knowledge-based theory of the firm—The problem-solving perspective. Organization Science, 15(6), 617-632. 

    DKK 2,600 (online course fee)

    Minimum number of participants

    Maximum number of participants

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    Contact information

    For any information regarding course content and format please contact:
    Course Coordinator 
    Francesco Di Lorenzo, Associate Professor
    For matters regarding administration of the course:
    PhD Support
    Nina Iversen
    +45 3815 2475

    Registration deadline

    Please note that your registration is binding after the registration deadline.
    In case we receive more registrations for the course than we have places, the registrations will be prioritized in the following order: Students from CBS departments, students from other institutions than CBS.
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