- Business Management
- Dr Kostas Stouras
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Curricular information is subject to change
We will first learn some tools to analyze business models and identify trade-offs and inefficiencies that limit performance. We will then examine a set of pioneering companies that use their deep understanding of this operations science to design innovative business models that break the key constraints and consequently enjoy unchallenged market power. Finally, we will conclude with a recipe that provides a step by step methodology for identifying opportunities for realizing business model innovations in industries and/or regions of your choice.Indicative Module Content:
Business creation as a process; valuing an operation; managing risk; waiting time analysis and system design; supply chain strategy; marketplace design; applications in grocery delivery, transportation, health care, sustainable urban living and other sectors.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Article group presentation||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Individual Case-related Reports||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: Case study group presentation||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Final Exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Essay: Individual project report||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
End of the module, as discussed in class.