ME2718 Management and Strategy 7.5 credits

Management och strategi

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Industrial Management
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to

  • carry out coherent analysis of how competitiveness is created and maintained with specific emphasis of the conditions that applies for knowledge and technology intensive companies
  • analyse technical development and innovation as threat and possibility in the strategic work
  • analyse a company's dilemmas within strategic decision making as a consequence of changed cost structures
  • discuss coordination and control problems
  • analyse effects of irrevocable strategic decisions around expansion and pricing
  • analyse strategic implications of changed market structure
  • analyse the preconditions for diversification of product range through development in production or purchase

Course main content

Course focuses on how to develop and implement a coherent strategy in today's industry with specific emphasis on the conditions that apply for knowledge and technology intensive companies. The main fields of study for the course are:

  • Analysis of the surrounding competitive environment
  • Analysis of industrial structures and how these emerge
  • Economies of scale and economies of scope
  • Discussion on resources and capacities
  • Discussion on creating and maintaining competitive advantages
  • Organizational transformation and structural change

These main fields of study are discussed based on modern research and with support of a number of shorter case studies that are based on contemporary industrial problems, mainly with Swedish background.

There is an even distribution between lectures and seminar activities.


Higher education about at least 120 credits of which at least 60 credits within economics or technology, and documented knowledge in English B, or the equivalent.


Besanke, Dranove, Shanley, Schaefer: Economics of Strategy (latest edition). Wiley.


  • TEN1 - Mid Term Exam, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Final Exam, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignment, 1.5, grading scale: P, F

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management


Anders Broström (, 790 6795


Anders Broström <>

Supplementary information

Replaces AH2018 Management & Strateg


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2014.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2014.