This course examines how firms organize for intelligence. It proceeds through sessions that examine how firms overcome organizational constraints to (a) sensing problems, interpreting signals, selecting among alternative products and locations (Module 1: Sensing), (b) integrating new resources, coordinating across functions, re-configuring operations (Module II: Organizing), and (c) developing competencies, culture, and identity (Module III: Building). The course is interactive and uses a combination of cases, lectures, and team interactions. The course is expected to complement other existing courses in strategy and advance students' understanding of how context matters in strategy, and how firms deal with conflict, complexity, and ambiguity while formulating and implementing their strategies.
Prerequisites: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of their program.