Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure (MECN-441-0)
1.00 Credit
TCE BidStats

Description:
This course studies competitive strategy: interactions between firms in concentrated industries. The focus is on strategies for softening price competition and on how industry fundamentals influence the effectiveness of those various strategies. Topics include product positioning, product proliferation, dynamic aspects of pricing, price discrimination strategies (e.g., coupons and loyalty programs), entry into an industry, and responding to entry attempts. A common theme is that the success or failure of a strategy often depends on how your competitors will respond. As a result, what may be a winning strategy for a monopolist can sometimes backfire in an oligopoly. The course will mix lectures and case studies, as well as both qualitative and quantitative components. Evaluation will be primarily based on homework assignments, exams (a final and a midterm), and a term paper that will be written in teams.

Prerequisites:
All Students: MECN-430-0

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Academic Year Term   Session Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2020-2021 Winter 2021 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 31 1 Mollner, Joshua James Mon/Thu 01/04/2021-01/14/2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Wed 01/20/2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Mon/Thu 01/21/2021-03/13/2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Evanston N/A (Room TBA) N
2020-2021 Winter 2021 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 32 1 Mollner, Joshua James Mon/Thu 01/04/2021-01/14/2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wed 01/20/2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon/Thu 01/21/2021-03/13/2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Evanston N/A (Room TBA) N
2020-2021 Winter 2021 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 91 1 Mollner, Joshua James Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) N
2020-2021 Spring 2021 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 31 1 Saraniti, Brett Mon/Thu 03/30/2021-05/27/2021 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Wed 04/07/2021 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Wed 05/19/2021 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Thu 06/03/2021 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Evanston N/A (Room TBA) N
2020-2021 Spring 2021 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 32 1 Saraniti, Brett Mon/Thu 03/30/2021-05/27/2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 04/07/2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 05/19/2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu 06/03/2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Evanston N/A (Room TBA) N
2020-2021 Summer 2021 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 81 1 Saraniti, Brett Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (147) N
2020-2021 Summer 2021 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 82 1 Saraniti, Brett Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chicago N/A (Room TBA) N
2020-2021 Summer 2021 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 82ZT 1 Saraniti, Brett Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (347) N Please check syllabus. Learning Modalities: Entirely remote with real-time scheduled meetings. Option to attend via Zoom from a classroom in Wieboldt Hall with other classmates (Professor will be teaching remotely).
2021-2022 Fall 2021 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 31 1 Salant, Yuval Mon/Thu 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2021-2022 Winter 2022 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 31 1 Mollner, Joshua James Mon/Thu 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2021-2022 Winter 2022 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 32 1 Mollner, Joshua James Mon/Thu 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2021-2022 Winter 2022 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 81 1 Mollner, Joshua James Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) N
2021-2022 Spring 2022 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 31 1 Salant, Yuval Mon/Thu 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2021-2022 Summer 2022 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 81 1 Saraniti, Brett TBD Chicago TBD (Room TBA) N
2021-2022 Summer 2022 10 Weeks MECN-441-0 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure 82 1 Saraniti, Brett TBD Chicago TBD (Room TBA) N