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721537S Introduction to Strategizing Practices, 6 op 
Tunniste 721537S  Voimassaolo 01.08.2001 -
Nimi Introduction to Strategizing Practices  Lyhenne Introduction to 
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  Arvostelu1 - 5, hyv, hyl 
Vastuuyksikkö Oulun yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu 

Anniina Rantakari 


6 credits




Period 2 (year 2019) It is recommended to complete the course at the 1st autumn semester of the Master’s program          


Students know how to analyze strategy as organizational practice and develop and lead strategizing practices supporting the objectives of a business organization. Thus, after the course students are able to compare the process based against the planning based approach to strategy and to analyze what strategic actors do in practice and execute strategizing practices involving the internal micro-practices organizing the strategy. Students demonstrate the ability to express their ideas analytically and effectively in written form.


The purpose of this course is to introduce the contemporary theory of strategic thinking and develop skills to lead the strategy creation process in dynamic business situations. The course will explore the dominant social scientific perspectives used in strategy research and the connections between strategy and organizational management as well as strategy, leadership and new business creation. This approach regards strategy as a social phenomenon – strategy as practice – rather than an analytical technique.


Face-to-face teaching


36 hours workshops with reflection (72 h), reading the course literature and writing the report (52 h). The course will be taught in intensive sessions consisting of lecturing and group work. 70 % attendance of sessions is required. Further details will be provided by the responsible person during the first session.


Students of the Master’s program in International Business Management


Basic and intermediate studies in international business management

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Whittington, R. What is strategy? And does it matter (Thomson); Article collection; Lecture materials.

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Assessment will be based on individual learning diary and group assignment (including presentation).


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.


Sari Laari-Salmela


The student will practice with a real-life case study and work together with a team to define and solve a real-life organizational problem. The student also practices critical reflection, a core capability in strategic thinking. Practical exercises enable reflecting and developing both one´s own behavior and organizations´ operations.


The number of students is limited.


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