Information Master Strategic Management

Find some general information about study programs at the Faculty of Business and Management here:

Some more specific information about the master program in Strategic Management is provided here:

First course Strategic Management: Strategic Management (Lecture/VU) Fall 2020

Further information on this first course "Strategic Management“ will be announced

Please note that the prerequisites of the courses 1 and 2 are a passing grade of the respective previous course! Only if you have successfully passed the first course ‘Strategy and Leadership’ you can continue with the second course of our program. You will know by mid October 2020.

The literature for the first course


  • Grant R., (2019): Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Tenth edition, Wiley
  • Johnson G., Whittington R., Regnér P., Scholes K., Angwin D. (2017): Exploring Strategy: Text and Cases, 11th Edition, Pearson
  • Brealey, R. A., Myers, S. C., Allen F.: Principles of Corporate Finance, 12th edition, 2017, Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 28, 33, 34



  • Benkler, Y. 2011. The unselfish gene. Harvard Business Review (July-August): 77-85.
  • Christensen, C. M. 2010. How will you measure your life. Harvard Business Review (July-August): 46-51.
  • Christensen, C. M., & Raynor, M. E. 2003. The Innovator's solution. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
  • Cialdini, R. B. 2001. Harnessing the science of persuasion. Harvard Business Review (October): 72-79.
  • Deans, G. K., Kroeger, F., & Zeisel, S. 2002. The consolidation curve. Harvard Business Review, 80 (December): 20-21.
  • Floyd, S. W., & Lane, P. J. 2000. Strategizing Throughout the Organization: Managing Role Conflict in Strategic Renewal. Academy of Management Review, 25(1): 154-177.
  • Fox, J., & Lorsch, J. W. 2012. What shareholders are good for. Harvard Business Review (July-August): 48-57.
  • Goleman, D. 2000. Leadership that gets results. Harvard Business Review (March-April): 78-90.
  • Goleman, D. 2004. What makes a leader? Harvard Business Review (January): 1-11.
  • Hammond, J. S., Keeney, R. L., & Raiffa, H. 1998. The hidden traps in decision making. Harvard Business Review (September-October).
  • Hart, S. L. 1992. An Integrative Framework for Strategy-Making Processes. Academy of Management Review, 17(2): 327-351.
  • Kim, C. W., & Mauborgne, R. 1999. Creating new market space. Harvard Business Review: 83-93.
  • Kim, C. W., & Mauborgne, R. 2004. Blue ocean strategy. Harvard Business Review: 76-84.
  • Kotter, J. P. 1990. What leaders really do. Harvard Business Review (December): 85-96.
  • Matzler, K., Bailom, F., Friedrich von den Eichen, S. A., & Kohler, T. 2013. Business model innovation: Coffee triumphs for Nespresso. Journal of Business Strategy, 34(2): 30-37.
  • Matzler, K., Bailom, F., & Mooradian, T. 2007. Intuitive decision making. Sloan Management Review, 49(1): 13-15.
  • McTaggart, J., Longford, R., & Rahmioglu, C. 2011. Economics of breakups: Conglomerate discounts and premiums. Marakon commentary.
  • O'Reilly III, C., & Tushman, M. 2004. The Ambidextrous Organization. Harvard Business Review, April: 74-81.
  • Porter, M., Lorsch, J. W., & Nohria, N. 2004. Seven surprises for new CEOs. Harvard Business Review (October): 62-72.
  • Porter, M. E., & Kramer, M. R. 2011. Creating Shared Value. Harvard Business Review(January-February): 62-77.
  • Stieger, D., Matzler, K., Chatterjee, S., & Ladstätter-Fussenegger, F. 2012. Democratizing Strategy: How crowdsourcing can be used for strategy dialogues. California Management Review, 54(4): 1-26.
  • Whittington, R., Cailluet, L., & Yakis-Douglas, B. 2011. Opening Strategy: Evolution of a Precarious Profession. British Journal of Management, 22(3): 531-544.
  • Zeleznik, A. 1992. Managers and Leaders. Are they different? Harvard Business Review (March-April): 126-135.

Additional articles will be distributed during the course.

Information Master Thesis:

Find all information about the master thesis procedures on the SMT website or in the OLAT folder of the master thesis seminar.

The master thesis topics will be provided in October.

Next Hand-in Date:

Hand-in of the master thesis in the examination office: end of May 2020.

Graduation Ceremony:

The graduation ceremonies are organized and hosted centrally by the University of Innsbruck.  Any information regarding fees, date and so on you will find at the following homepage:

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