|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Dr Nidthida Lin
Admission to GMBA or GradCertGlobalBusPrac
How can disruptive strategic thinking be deployed to develop or protect competitive advantage? The most innovative and successful companies today have all managed to fundamentally disrupt and reshape existing industries, or create completely new ones. What are the strategies, business models, and technologies that lie behind this? Is the strategic thinking that is required to successfully compete in today's digital world actually different? And how could you deploy disruptive strategic thinking to reshape your own company and industry?
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|Case analysis - Disruptive project||40%||No||Thursday 28 Jan, 2021 - 11:59pm (AEDT)|
|Case analysis - Business model innovation||60%||No||Thursday 18 Feb, 2021 - 11:59pm (AEDT)|
Length: max 1,500 words (excl. references) Format: Written report Task: In this written report, you will analyse the strategies that you adopted in a run of the assigned simulation. Please refer to the section Course Resources - Assessment Information in your online unit for detailed information on this assignment as well as the marking criteria. You will be asked to submit your completed task via the Assignment submission link in your online unit.
Length: 2,500-3,000 words (excl. references) Format: Written report Task: In this written report, you will be asked to identify an industry and analyse how an innovative and potentially disruptive product or service has been implemented through business model innovation in that industry. Please refer to the section Course Resources - Assessment Information in your online unit for detailed information on this assignment as well as the marking criteria. You will be asked to submit your completed task via the Assignment submission link in your online unit.
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|1||Webinar: Wednesday 13 Jan 2021, 9-10am (AEDT)|
|2||Webinar: Wednesday 20 Jan 2021, 9-10am (AEDT)|
|3||Webinar: Wednesday 27 Jan 2021, 9-10am (AEDT)||A1 due: Thursday 28 Jan 2021, 11:59pm (AEDT)|
|4||Webinar: Wednesday 3 Feb 2021, 9-10am (AEDT)|
|5||Webinar: Wednesday 10 Feb 2021, 9-10am (AEDT)|
|6||Webinar: Wednesday 17 Feb 2021, 9-10am (AEDT)||A2 due: Thursday 18 Feb 2021, 11:59pm (AEDT)|
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