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Organization & Management for Competitive Advantage (Master - TM VI)

Module:  Organization & Management for Competitive Advantage (Master - TM VI)
Lecturer: Dr. Bastian Kindermann
Res. Assoc. Marko Kraljev
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS (Credit hours) / 7,5 Credits
Course type: Lecture and exercise
Language: English
Date and place: L + E: Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., seminar room in the SRG Seminarraumgebäude 1 - 3.032 or online (see below)
Additional dates: 12.04.2022 (3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.); 26.04.2022 (3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Beginning: 06.04.2022
Please note: According to the current status, the event will take place in person. Further details will be announced in the Moodle course. Please register there for the course to get the latest in­for­mation.
Please bring a laptop to the events.
Moodle password will be communicated in the first lecture.
The first lecture is a compulsory course.
If you are unable to attend, it is your responsibility to obtain all information regarding deadlines, etc.
As indicated in our course outline, in this semester's course run, we will offer you the opportunity to participate in an international collaboration project with Lehigh University (US). As part of this project, we have organized two digital meetings which are scheduled outside of the regular course schedule:
  • Kick-Off meeting (for the international collaboration project): Tuesday, 12 April, 3 PM (Duration: approx. 2h)
  • Presentations: Tuesday, 26 April, 3 PM (Duration: approx. 3h)
More information on the contents and tasks of the project will be provided in our first course session on 6 April. We are looking forward to start working with you!

Contents overview

Why are some organizations more successful than others? In our research-oriented master level course “Organization & Management for Competitive Advantage”, we will explore the diverse set of responses that researchers offer to this core question of strategic management. The course content covers six main areas: 1) Foundations: Tracing the origins of the strategy concept, 2) Strategy & economics: Exploring the influence of economics on the notion of strategy, 3) Strategy making: Understanding different perspectives on the strategy formation process, 4) Competitive strategies: Learning about strategy in competitive settings, 5) Cooperative strategies: Examining strategy in cooperative settings, and 6) Digital strategy: Delving into digital platform strategies. The sequence of these six areas reflects the evolution of the strategic management field.

The general content overview of the lecture can be found here and more detailed information can be found in the course outline (here) or on Moodle.

Disclaimer: All information and hints given are done so without responsibility or liability for correctness and functionality. Please consult the official module guide for further information.


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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Street navigation from and to the TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)