Global Strategy

llsms2116  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Global Strategy
5 crédits
30.0 h
This class is accessbiel only to CEMS students
Thèmes abordés
The design and implementation of strategic innovation management processes within multinational firms.

A la fin de cette unité d’enseignement, l’étudiant est capable de :

1 Having regard to the LO of the programme X, this activity contributes to the development and acquisition of the following LO:
  • 1. Corporate citizenship 1.1. 'Demonstrate independent reasoning, look critically ' 1.2.Decide and act by incorporating ethical and humanistic values ,' 1.3. Decide and act responsibly ' 2. Knowledge and reasoning 2.1. Master the core knowledge of each area of management. 2.2. Master highly specific knowledge ' 2.3. Articulate the acquired knowledge from different areas 2.4. Activate and apply the acquired knowledge ' 3. A scientific and systematif approach 3.1. Conduct a clear, structured, analytical reasoning ' 3.2. Collect, select and analyze relevant information ' 3.3.Consider problems using a systemic and holistic approach ' 3.4. Perceptively synthesize 'demonstrating a certain conceptual distance ' 4. Innovation and entrepreneurship 4.1. Identify new opportunities, propose creative and useful ideas ' 4.2. Initiate, develop and implement ideas around a new product, service, process ' 4.3. ' collaborate and actively drive forward collective ac- tions for change' 5. Work effectively in an international and multicultural environment 5.1.Understand the inner workings of an organization ' 5.2.Position ... the functioning of an organization, in its ...socio-economic dimensions' 6. Teamwork and leadership 6.1. Work in a team...  7. Project management 7.2. Organize, manage and control the process, ' 8. Communication and interpersonal skills 8.1. Express a clear and structured message' 9. Personal and professional development 9.1. Independent self-starter '
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • - By the end of the class, students should master the main concepts underlying the development of innovation management as a core competitive advantage of a firm- By the end of the class, students should master the key aspects of the case for strategic innovation for firms- By the end of the class, students should master the main concepts related to innovative strategies- By the end of the class, students should master the main concepts related to innovative and nimble organizations- By the end of the class, students should master the main concepts related to the internal and external sources of innovation for a firm
The objective of this class is to introduce some key conceptual frameworks, analytical tools and issues related to innovation-based global strategy design and execution, in particular regarding corporate strategies, competitive advantage and value creation as well as stakeholder analysis and ethics.
We also address some key strategic issues related to global business strategy and capabilities.
Finally, we also introduce students to the challenges of consensus-based decision-making in uncertain and ambiguous environments
1. Designing the right global strategy
The case for innovation-based global strategies
Innovation as a business
Innovation as a strategic choice
2. Executing the right global strategy – better than others
Innovation-based global strategies
Drivers of global innovation strategies
Méthodes d'enseignement
In-class activities - Lectures - Interactive seminar - Micro-teaching (partly presented by students) At home activities - Students presentation
Modes d'évaluation
des acquis des étudiants
Continuous evaluation (50%)
  • Date: Week 2-6
  • Type of evaluation: Group readings and presentations
  • Comments:
Evaluation week (in November - 50%)
  • Oral: 3 students/hour
  • Written: -
  • Unavailability or comments: schedule managed by teacher
Examination session
  • Oral: -
  • Written: -
  • Unavailability or comments:
Students who fail the November exam can have a second chance in September (oral exam or written work if student is abroad)
Autres infos
Skills : presentation skills - team work - problem solving - decision making - critical thinking
en ligne
Reference book : Navigating Innovation (Palgrave, 2018)
Recommended reading :
Tidd J., Bessant D. (2018) Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change, 6th Edition, Wiley
•Berkun, S (2007) The myths of innovation, O’Reilly
•Schilling M.A. (2006) Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (2d ed.) McGraw-Hill
•Mazzucato, M. (2013) The Entrepreneurial State, Anthem Press
•Robertson, D. (2014) Brick by brick: How Lego rewrote the rules of innovation, RH
Support de cours
  • Class presentations available on Moodle
Faculté ou entité
en charge

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Intitulé du programme
Master [120] en sciences de gestion [Programme CEMS]

Master [120] en sciences de gestion [Programme CEMS]

Master [120] : ingénieur de gestion [Programme CEMS]

Master [120] : ingénieur de gestion [Programme CEMS]