DRE 2010 Seminar in Marketing Strategy

DRE 2010 Seminar in Marketing Strategy

Course code: 
DRE 2010
Department: 
Marketing
Credits: 
6
Course coordinator: 
Fred Selnes
Product category: 
PhD
Portfolio: 
PhD Marketing courses
Semester: 
2020 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

This seminar is designed to provide an introduction to the area of research in marketing strategy.
As such, it will identify, review, evaluate and critique a variety of topics in the field of marketing strategy and management. The major objectives are to help participants (1) understand the main theoretical rationales within the field, (2) understand the methods employed in empirical research within the area, and (3) identify areas for future research activity.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  • will have in depth knowledge of theories in strategy, innovation and product development, brand strategy, customer strategy, and organization of marketing
  • will have the ability to identify critical research and managerial issues related to marketing

 

Learning outcomes - Skills
  • can critically evaluate research in marketing strategy.
  • can identify and rigorously formulate unresolved and relevant research topics within the field of marketing strategy and management.
  • can develop an appropriate research idea for research within the field of marketing strategy and management.
General Competence
  • can appreciate the complexity and importance of marketing strategy and management from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.
Course content

Scope of Seminar: The area of marketing strategy is a broad field of study and covers many topics and several theoretical paradigms.

Teaching and learning activities

Format:
In order to acquire knowledge in the forefront of marketing strategy, and to be able to assess the relevance and application of scientific methods within the field, discussions of course readings will be done in a seminar format. For each seminar meeting a limited number of required readings will be assigned and in order to achieve course objectives each participant is expected to read all the required readings prior to the meeting and be able to comment upon them during the discussion. 
In order to be able to contribute with new knowledge to marketing strategy theory, students will work on their own research ideas which they will present for each other and the course instructor during workshops throughout the semester.  All students are expected to develop their own ideas as well as comment on the other students’ research ideas. The course instructor will facilitate discussions and help students develop their ability to critical thinking and to develop and adjust their own research ideas in a learning environment. 

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

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Qualifications

Enrollment in a PhD programme is a general requirement for participation in PhD courses at BI Norwegian Business School.
External candidates are kindly asked to attach confirmation of enrollment in a PhD programme when signing up for a course. Other candidates may be allowed to sit in on courses by approval of the course leader. Sitting in on a course does not permit registration for the course, handing in exams or gaining credits for the course. Course certificates or confirmation letters will not be issued for sitting in on courses.

Required prerequisite knowledge

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Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
DRE20101
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Individual The term paper should be written as a research manuscript in the format of an article ready for submission to a peer reviewed journal or academic conference. This includes a conceptual proposition (model) for a causal relationship between one or more independent constructs (variables) and a dependent construct (variable). The paper must describe the causal mechanisms in the conceptual model, and link this to existing literature. The conceptual propositions may also include moderators and mediators. The paper must be related to marketing strategy. The constructs need to be clearly defined and positioned relative to existing literature. The definitions should also include how the constructs can or will be operationalized and measured. Think about the variation on the variables (high-low values and what it means), and think about how you can empirically test your propositions. The conceptual model and the main propositions must be motivated by a clear proposal for how the research will contribute to existing literature and how it will change the way managers in marketing think or act. The paper should be written in the format of one of the top journals in the field (Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, or Journal of Marketing Research). The paper should be original work, and be written specifically for this seminar. The final paper should be about 3000 words.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment: The term paper should be written as a research manuscript in the format of an article ready for submission to a peer reviewed journal or academic conference. This includes a conceptual proposition (model) for a causal relationship between one or more independent constructs (variables) and a dependent construct (variable). The paper must describe the causal mechanisms in the conceptual model, and link this to existing literature. The conceptual propositions may also include moderators and mediators. The paper must be related to marketing strategy. The constructs need to be clearly defined and positioned relative to existing literature. The definitions should also include how the constructs can or will be operationalized and measured. Think about the variation on the variables (high-low values and what it means), and think about how you can empirically test your propositions. The conceptual model and the main propositions must be motivated by a clear proposal for how the research will contribute to existing literature and how it will change the way managers in marketing think or act. The paper should be written in the format of one of the top journals in the field (Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, or Journal of Marketing Research). The paper should be original work, and be written specifically for this seminar. The final paper should be about 3000 words.
Exam code:DRE20101
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Prepare for teaching
100 Hour(s)
Submission(s)
45 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
145

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.