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Competition & Strategy

Archive StampGeneral Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kretschmer

Course Overview

This course focuses on an applied analysis of competition. Important concepts from industrial organization, game theory, product life-cycle analysis, and industry evolution are discussed. Additionally, important characteristics of network industries such as network effects and standard setting are considered. The concept of competition used in this course is interpreted broadly and also encompasses the analysis of strategic cooperation between firms.

Course Structure

The course will be taught as a combination of problem analysis using theoretical or empirical methods, and industry studies.
The goal of the course is to provide students with methodological frameworks for analyzing a broad range of competitive situations. It will help students prepare for future roles in management and consulting.



Lecture Wednesdays, 08:30-10:00, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room A 240
17.04. | 24.04.2013
08.05. | 15.05 | 22.05. | 29.05.2013
05.06. | 12.06. | 19.06. | 26.06.2013
03.07.2013 (8:00-10:00)
Credits 3 ECTS in module V (PO 06) or P13 (PO 08)
Examination 60 min. closed book exam on
Saturday, 20.07.2013, 11:30-12:30
We adjusted the grading of the multiple choice part. This had a positive effect on the grades of some students. Please check your updated grade on the LSF.