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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Resource based Strategy

How could we use a variety of resources within a business to create a virtual fortress to prevent other firms from copying our innovations. Using a combination of case examples and lectures, we will examine the role of economies of scale, network externalities, access to customers, access to raw materials or other resources and unique knowledge to create competitive barriers....
Reading
9 videos (Total 77 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
1.1 Course & week 1 overview7m
1.2 Resource Based Strategy9m
1.3 Economies of Scale9m
1.4 Network Externalities9m
1.5 Access to Resources10m
1.6 Access to Markets & Customers10m
1.7 Knowledge as Advantage10m
1.8 Resource Based Strategy Summary7m
Reading2 readings
Course Outline10m
Assignments & Grading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction to Strategy Quiz16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Move Fast or Get Passed

Small firms that lack resources of giants can create barriers by being faster and more flexible. Some large firms (i.e. Google & Amazon) also seek to use rapid innovation and change to create sustainable barriers to being copied. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 79 min), 1 quiz
Video9 videos
2.2 Continuous Innovation8m
2.3 Intel vs AMD9m
2.4 Franchising9m
2.5 Alliances, Joint Venture & Licensing10m
2.6 The Love-Hate Relationship9m
2.7 International Strategy9m
2.8 Tesla is Going Global10m
2.9 Move Fast or Get Passed Summary7m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Move Fast or Get Passed Quiz16m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

E-Commerce Strategy

Strategy for online global business is different from that of traditional businesses. The combination of overlapping and conflicting regulations and laws and inability to enforce laws against small companies (e.g. mice) makes the world of e-commerce especially challenging for large global enterprises (e.g. elephants). Assumptions about contracts and commitments may also be invalid in some global e-commerce contexts....
Reading
6 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
3.2 Global Cyber Law11m
3.3 Mice & Elephants11m
3.4 Contracts Online12m
3.5 Terms & Conditions12m
3.6 E-commerce Strategy Summary5m
Reading2 readings
(Optional) Cyberlaws and regulations for enhancing e-commerce: Case studies and lessons learned10m
(Optional) United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITL) in Electronic Commerce10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
e-Commerce quiz16m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Changing the rules

An important opportunity for companies to maximize shareholder value and gain competitive advantage is creative pricing. By thinking differently about price vs cost/value, some firms have been able to dramatically increase revenues and profitability for products with strong market acceptance. Changing the rules can also apply to strategic acquisitions or industry restructuring through innovation to create competitive advantage and barriers to copying innovations. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 79 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
4.2 Pricing Strategy11m
4.3 Big Data & Analytics @ Capital One15m
4.4 Most Profitable Song9m
4.5 Pricing of Drugs14m
4.6 Why no Coca-Cola at Pizza Hut?11m
4.7 Changing the Rules Summary5m
4.8 Course Summary8m
Reading4 readings
(Optional) Documentary of the "Happy Birthday Song"10m
(Optional) Readings & videos on "Pricing of Drugs"10m
Please rate this course! :)10m
Enroll in other Protecting Business Innovations Courses10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Post course feedback38m
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By JPApr 9th 2018

Nice overview of the strategies for business to keep advantage in the market

Instructor

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Theodore Henry King CLARK

Associate Professor
Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management Department

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