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This course is designed for students of all backgrounds who have an interest in how firms are governed, the forces that have helped define modern management practice, and the outcomes of that practice not only for the firm itself, but also for the societies in which they operate. For students who are thinking of a career in management, it may also prove useful as a basic introduction to some of the conceptual vocabulary and ideas behind modern theories of management. Using a wide disciplinary approach - from economics and history to social theory and even a smattering of biblical criticism - the course will invite students to consider several core management strategies and priorities from often unexpected perspectives in order to judge their success or failure. The key objective of the course is to bring into critical focus how we think about the function and culture of management, how managers understand their role within a firm, how they take decisions, set priorities and benchmark success and failure. Topics include: the function of the firm; the role of incentive; the ways in which narrative forces shape decision making, and how market relationships define the managerial culture in ways that can lead to sub-optimal outcomes....
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The Lessons from Rome Part I

In Ancient Rome, merchant organisations very similar to modern firms were critical to capitalising key markets and to solving serious logistical problems to enable a vibrant trading network across the Mediterranean, including, critically, supplying the city of Rome itself with the food its citizens needed to survive. We will examine the Roman grain market and the organisations that operated within that market to ask: what, exactly, is a firm? What led to the firm's evolution? And what is the issue of agency that a firm inevitably entails?...
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5 个视频(共 49 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video5 个视频
Introduction 4分钟
The Problem of Information 10分钟
The Problem of Transaction Costs8分钟
Institutional Solutions and The Agency Dilemma 12分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Syllabus & Readings10分钟
Grading and Logistics10分钟
Reading & Study Questions10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
One: The Lessons from Rome Part I12分钟

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The Lessons from Rome Part II

This lecture expands upon the first discussion, drawing from the insights gained about firm organisation in the Ancient world to ask about the effectiveness of the Forced Distribution Ranking Scheme (also known as "stack and rank", "up and out", etc...) to evaluate and promote or terminate employees, widely used by many of today's leading corporations....
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4 个视频(共 46 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
Some Drawbacks 12分钟
Weighing the Method9分钟
Concluding Lessons from the Roman Grain Market 11分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Reading & Study Questions10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Two: The Lessons from Rome Part II12分钟

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What is Innovation?

We live in the innovation economy. Firms have chief innovation officers. Innovation is, so we are told, the key to securing the future. And there are quite literally millions of books on the subject of innovation. So, what does it mean? And is it a useful idea for management? We'll consider both questions. ...
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5 个视频(共 50 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
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The Box: Explaining Its Introduction 12分钟
The Box: Conditions for Success8分钟
The Box: The Story of Failure 8分钟
Conclusion: Thinking Beyond Innovation 10分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Reading & Study Questions10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Three: What is Innovation?12分钟

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The Power of Narrative

What do Hollywood movies, the Synoptic gospels, housing bubbles, Alan Greenspan's monetary policy, and the world's worst merger have in common? This week's lecture will develop a reading of narrative in order to explore a common pitfall that affects many managerial decisions....
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9 个视频(共 95 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
Towards a Metacritical Concept of Narrative 13分钟
Home-Buying as An Investment 10分钟
Irrationality in The Marketplace 9分钟
Context Analysis 8分钟
The Behavior of Market Actors 9分钟
A Cognitively Dissonant Market?13分钟
Why Didn't The Federal Reserve Act? 9分钟
Narrative Structures and Managerial Decisions: Concluding Remarks 8分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Reading & Study Questions10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Four: The Power of Narrative12分钟

讲师

Rolf Strom-Olsen

Professor
Humanities

关于 IE Business School

IE Business School is an internationally recognized business school where the leaders of tomorrow shape their ideas and learn to become global citizens. For over 40 years, IE Business School has promoted innovation and change in organizations, equipping managers with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth, and social well-being. Regularly featured among the top business schools in the world, IE Business School has an urban campus in Madrid and a faculty of more than 400 professors who teach students from approximately 90 countries in its undergraduate and master programs. IE uses innovative online, face-to-face, and blended learning formats, including the IE Communities Platform where knowledge and experiences are exchanged with over 50,000 IE graduates that currently hold management positions in more than 100 countries worldwide....

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