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Cases in Strategic Management II: Smart Region Development Cluster: Strategy and Information

General information

Semester WS 2017/18
Home institute Prof. Dr. Erik E. Lehmann - Unternehmensführung und Organisation
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Courses type Miscellaneous in category Teaching
First appointment Wed , 25.10.2017 10:00 - 11:30, Room: (FW 2102)
Pre-requisites none
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Audretsch, D. B. (2015). Everything in its place: Entrepreneurship and the strategic management of cities, regions, and states. Oxford University Press.
Audretsch, D. B., Lehmann, E. E. (2016). The seven secrets of Germany: Economic resilience in an era of global turbulence. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, R. E. (2010). Strategic management: A stakeholder approach. Cambridge University Press.
ECTS points 5



Appointments on Wednesday. 25.10., Wednesday. 08.11., Wednesday. 15.11., Wednesday. 22.11. 10:00 - 11:30

Course location

(FW 2102) Wednesday. 25.10., Wednesday. 08.11., Wednesday. 15.11. 10:00 - 11:30
(FW2101) Wednesday. 22.11. 10:00 - 11:30

Fields of study


Aims and Purposes:
Where in the private sector good strategic management is often well governed, in the non-private sector good strategic management sometimes is undeveloped or even missing. Even though political interventions within the market are omnipresent in every region, independent of their development status. The economic rationale justifying public policy and corresponding political interventions is considered as the failure of market participants to allocate scarce local resources efficiently. This course will first provide you with an overview of public policy and addresses current challenges of regions in terms of strategic management of places while focusing on Europe and in particular Germany.

Learning Objectives and Tentative Outline

The course begins with a general overview of the European Union (EU), discussing its composition, role, and context in local and global economics. Next the Strategic Management of Places Framework and other strategic management tools will be introduced and explored. We will then use this foundational understanding to investigate economic cases throughout Europe and discuss potential public policy solutions.

After the introductory lectures, students work in groups on given case studies. As policy makers/policy consultants (“strategic managers of places”) they use strategic management tools to analyze regional performance and improve current policies. All case studies are focusing on specific German regions. Besides improving strategic management skills, participants will also learn more about Europe and in particular about the structural uniqueness of Germany in terms of economy, culture, and politics - the “Seven Secrets of Germany”.

Examination: Course paper (70%), oral presentation (20%) and assignments (10%).

This course is especially designed for Erasmus and other guest students.


Current number of participants 0
expected number of participants 20