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SOM 498: Strategic Management (Section 006 and section 007) Semester: Spring 2013 (updated Jan 22, 2013)

Professor: Mahesh P. Joshi Ph.D. Office: 210 Enterprise Hall; (703) 993-1761 email: mpjoshi@gmu.edu; mpjgmu@gmail.com (preferred email)
Timings: 4:30 pm to 7:10 pm (section 006) and 7:20 pm – 10:00 pm (section 007)
Day: Tuesday
Location: Robinson Hall B 208 (section 006) and Robinson Hall B 211 (section 007)
Office Hours: Tuesday 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm or anytime by appointment Instructional Material: Strategic Management Concepts By Frank Rothaermel - McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. - 2012 – First Edition, Paperback - ISBN 978 0 07 732445-2

Cases for the class: available at: HBSP 1. Wii Encore? By
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Student Responsibilities: You should enjoy taking advantage of opportunities in this class to develop your analytical and strategic thinking abilities and polish your communication skills, so that you can graduate from the School of Management with confidence in your talents. Is this going to be hard? Yes. Are you going to get a significant return on your investment? I think so. As your instructor, I will create an environment that maximizes your potential to thrive in this course. As such, you should plan to spend a significant amount of time on this course and make sure that you are in a position to succeed - i.e., not trying to overload credits, not working 60 hours a week and trying to go to school full time. In other words, I expect that school is your first priority. If you have any questions about whether or not this is a reasonable time to take this course, given your competing non-school responsibilities, I will be happy to sit down with you before the drop/add date to determine if you are in a reasonable position to succeed. Put simply, you are responsible for providing yourself enough time and energy to succeed in this course.

The course primarily uses a combination of lectures, class discussions, case analyses; and group/individual assignments. The structure of this course is to achieve simultaneous learning and enjoyment. In other words, with my efforts and your inputs you will learn a great deal and

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