Spring 2013 MBA Course

B8710-001: Corporate Strategy

W - A Term, 12:30PM to 03:45PM

Location: URI 330

Instructor: Evan Rawley

Prerequisite(s): B6701

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This course examines the economic factors underlying value creation in corporate strategy. We explore the role of transaction costs, agency costs, complementary assets, spillovers, and organizational rigidity in the context vertical integration, horizontal diversification, geographic expansion, M&A, and alliances. Students who take this course will develop a sophisticated basis for evaluating corporate strategy questions. Classroom time is devoted primarily to lively discussion of the cases and assigned readings. Grades are based on class participation, two team case write-ups and a final exam or final project.


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Evan Rawley

Roderick H. Cushman Associate Professor of BusinessEvan Rawley joined The Columbia Business School in the strategy area as an Associate Professor in 2012. He was previously an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School. His research on corporate strategy and entrepreneurship has won numerous awards and has been published in Management Science, Organization Science, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, and the Strategic Management Journal. Evan holds a Ph.D. from Berkeley's Haas...

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