About the guest lecture: It seems as if they never ask about the lecturer company. They just introduce the company itself but then ask about a concept /framework definition from the book. (according to old exams)
In the course manual it says "The written exam is closed book and will consist of 60 multiple choice questions. The exam will cover the following: (a) chapters 1-10 from the textbook by Rothaermel; (b) the three journal articles; (c) the content of the lectures; and (d) class discussions during the tutorial meetings (literature discussion questions, case discussion questions). Please note that you do not need to know the specifics of the cases" so the mini cases aren't relevant. Thanks for the summary :)
Hi sexy stuff! From what I understand (from both the course manual and the course coordinator through my friend) we obviously do not need the details and specifics of the cases. However, I believe we might need the main ideas, understanding what strategies they implemented and why, etc... However, that falls under the category "case discussion questions" that the course manual says is relevant. Anyways, I do not make the exams so I have no clue what will be on it, I just wanted to help. :D
Thanks for your comment! Ignore the second statement "allow companies to adapt..." -you are right that doesnt make sense - it's important to know that a product-oriented statement is less flexible then the customer-oriented one!
I mean I can't be sure since I don't make the exam.. But I expect them to ask a question about it since otherwisse there would have been no point in having that lecture... But no promises or anything :D I really don't know it but I would prepare it if I were you just in case.
Great summary as always, thank you so much! I was just wondering though, for a few chapters, 5 or so pages with content are not mentioned at all, i.e top-down strategic planning, strategy as planned emergence etc. from chapter 2. Is that because we don't have to know that stuff or because you don't think the information is crucial for the exam?
Good luck to you too! :)
the old one so if you noticed some chance or new definitions just let me know but normally content is the same, the only change is concerning the order of some sections (for example "vision, mission and value" was switched with a section from chapter 1 in the new version). :)