Coursera: Competitive Strategy by LMU (recommended)

About this course: In this six-module course, you will learn how businesses and organizations behave in situations in which strategic decisions are interdependent, i.e. where my actions affect my competitors’ profits and vice versa. Using the basic tools of game theory, we will analyse how businesses choose strategies to attain competitive advantage. This course is also available in Chinese. Please go to our course catalog to access the Chinese version of Competitive Strategy.


Created By:
Tobias Kretschmer

Taught By:    Tobias Kretschmer, Professor

Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization

Commitment10 hours of videos and quizzes
LanguageEnglish, Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified)
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Syllabus

WEEK 1
Take Care of Your Competitors
Introduction: Welcome to Competitive Strategy
Simultaneous Games
Sequential Games
Wrap Up
Quiz: Take Care of Your Competitors
WEEK 2
Why Firms Work Together
Introduction: Why Firms Work Together
Reasons for Cooperation
Repeated Games I: Finite Repetition
Repeated Games II: Infinite Repetition
Commitment
Wrap Up
Quiz: Why Firms Work Together
WEEK 3
Complementary Products and Strategic Partnerships
Introduction: Complementary Products and Strategic Partnerships
Complements: Examples and Definition
Strategies for Complements
Complements and Cooperation
Wrap Up
Quiz: Complementary Products and Strategic Partnerships
WEEK 4
Entering a New Market
Introduction: Entering a New Market
Choice of Market
Entry Strategies
Entry Deterrence
Wrap Up
Quiz: Entering a New Market
WEEK 5
Why Worry About Research and Development
Introduction: Why Worry about Research and Development
R & D and Innovation
Incentives to Innovate
Innovation & Competition
Wrap Up
Quiz: Why Worry About Research and Development
WEEK 6
Designing Products Wisely
Introduction: Designing Products Wisely
Bertrand Paradox
Product Differentation
Pricing and Product Decisions
Wrap Up
Quiz: Designing Products Wisely
Final Exam
Quiz: Final-exam

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