6103 SaC - Course 3: CSR, Sustainability and International Competitiveness
Univ.Prof. Dr. Wendy Chapple
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/07/22 to 02/13/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 03/15/22 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM TC.5.12
Tuesday 03/22/22 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM TC.5.12
Tuesday 03/29/22 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM TC.5.12
Tuesday 04/05/22 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM TC.5.12
Tuesday 04/26/22 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM TC.5.12
Tuesday 05/03/22 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM TC.5.12
Tuesday 05/10/22 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM TC.5.12
Tuesday 05/17/22 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM TC.5.12

Sustainability has become a necessary condition for modern business. 
However, this involves a different way of thinking about strategy.  Sustainability involves understanding the interconnections and dynamics of social, environmental and economic systems over time and the complexities this brings. This course takes students through the process of sustainable strategy design.  Structured in three parts, the course takes participants through the journey of formulating, implementing and assessing a sustainable strategy in the international context. 

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to enable participants to gain an understanding of integrating sustainability into the strategy formulation and evaluation process. Participants will be introduced to a number of frameworks, which enable the assessment of sustainability at the macro-environmental, industry and firm level.  

This involves developing knowledge and skills that enables participants to: 

a) Assess the environment for Sustainable Strategic Management at the macro-environmental, industry and firm levels. 

b) Prioritize and analyse the sustainable strategic advantage analysis. 

c) Develop Sustainability strategic analysis and choice. 

d) Develop an implementation plan for sustainable strategies 

e) Assess and design measurements and evaluation for sustainable strategic analysis. 


Attendance requirements

Attendance is a firm requirement of this course as many of the learning experiences take place during class and through interactions with peers. The attendance requirement is met if students are present for at least 80% of the scheduled sessions. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirement are de-registered from the course. Missing sessions will affect class participation credits and may also affect other graded components realized during class. In the exceptional case that you cannot attend a session due important reasons ( e.g., sick leave, quarantine), you should provide proof of this. 

Teaching/learning method(s)

3 hour workshop per week over 8 Weeks 

Interactive case study approach, covering: 

Part 1: Foundations of Sustainable Strategic Management 

  • Sustainability mind-sets 

  • the roles and responsibilities of sustainable strategic managers 

  • Sustainability challenges within International firms- challenges across borders 

Part 2: Formulating Sustainable Strategic Management 

  • Sustainable Strategic Advantage Analysis 

  • Sustainable Strategic Management Strategies 

  • Sustainable Strategic Analysis and Choice 

Part 3: Implementing and Evaluating Sustainable Strategic Management 

  • Systems for Sustainable Strategic Management 

  • Evaluating Sustainable Strategic Management 


Assignment 1 Report (formulation) (individual) 40% 

Assignment 2 Report (implementation and evaluation) (individual) 40% 

Assignment 3 blog (international challenges and sustainability mind-set) 10% 

Class participation: 10% 

Last edited: 2022-02-21