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MGX5010 - Mapping the business landscape

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Vivek Chaudhri


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


Firms are no longer able to sustain competitive advantage on the basis of manufacturing and resource processing capabilities but are moving towards a global knowledge economy. While standard strategy constructs still form important foundations for effective managerial decision making, recourse to contemporary lines of reasoning and analytical methods are likely to deliver better outcomes. This unit ties together the general discussions around strategy in a turbulent environment by coupling some of the observations that come from adopting a game-theoretic perspective in reasoning with the analytical methods and modelling techniques from complexitity theory and agent-based simulations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Individual Assignment (3000 words) 30%, Group Assignment (1000 words and presentation) 30%, Individual Case Analysis (4000 words) 40%
In order to pass this unit, students must attain an aggregate of 50% in the individual component of their assessment, that is, they must achieve an overall pass for their two individual papers (Individual assignment and individual case analysis, 70%).

Contact hours

Three hours class contact


MGX9600 - Managing people and organisations, MGX9761 - Strategic management, MGX9720 - Managing change, MGX9970 - Organisational and business dynamics