The course relies on the latest research about ecosystems in strategy and practice. To do so, it looks into how ecosystems are built and how they operate. The course merges theoretical and managerial knowledge on this very topic in order to stimulate active debates and let students engage in class discussions.
The course will mainly rely on: Jacobides, M.G., Cennamo, C. and Gawer, A., 2018. Towards a theory of ecosystems. Strategic Management Journal, 39(8), pp.2255- 2276. Other readings will complete the theoretical background for students.
Course Content Summary
In short, classes will develop as follows:
1. Analysis of “Jacobides et al. 2018” and review of main theoretical background on ecosystems; Creation of groups of students and assignment of task to each of them;
2. Analysis of cases with active participation of students in debates;
3. Presentation of work groups and discussion open to the whole class.
– In class case studies discussion;
– Group work
– Quality of group work and presentation of the assignment (70%)
– Active participation into class discussions (30%).