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Strategic Organization Design

Lecture Strategy and Organization in Technology Markets

Prof. Pooyan Khashabi, Ph.D.

Course Overview

The lecture "Strategic Organization Design" deals with how organizations (e.g. companies) should be designed in order to reach their strategic goals. Building upon the fundamentals of strategic and organizational concepts, the focus of this course is especially the interaction between these two fields of research. Based on individual to company-level analysis, the course will answer questions such as how to design for innovation or how organizations could adapt to a changing environment.

The goal of this lecture is to give students an understanding of the theoretical concepts to answer questions of organizational design and the most important methodological instruments available for analyses including econometric and case-based research methods. At the same time, theoretical concepts will be applied to real-world management questions.

Course Structure

The course divides into a lecture and a subsequent tutorial. Both parts are required to successfully pass the exam.



  • The course is taught in English

Lecture: Thursday, 10:00 – 12:00 c.t. (start: 19.10.2017)
Tutorial 1: Thursday, 14.00 – 16.00 c.t. (start: 26.10.2017)
Tutorial 2: Thursday 16.00 – 18.00 c.t. (start: 26.10.2017)

There is no registration needed to participate in this course!

Participation in the tutorial is not mandatory in order to pass this course (yet helpful). Please choose the tutorial that fits your schedule best. Tutorials 1 and 2 will cover the same contents.


Lecture: Geschw.-Scholl-Pl. 1, A 014
Tutorial 1: Theresienstr. 37/39/41, room B139
Tutorial 2: Theresienstr. 37/39/41, room C111

Exception: On February 8, 2018, the tutorials will take place in Kaulbachstr. 45, room 006 (ground floor).

Credits 6 ECTS in MM&I (PO 08) / 6 ECTS in Strategic Organization II (PO 15)
Examination 120 minutes closed book exam 
Friday, 02.02.2018, 16:00 – 18:00, Geschw.-Scholl-Pl. 1 , M218

Further Information

Mareike Seifried, Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 6791,