Theories for Business Decisions - 6 ECTS

This is an advanced course which is part of the WASS graduate programme in the MSc programmes MME, MID, MDR and MCH. The course discusses fundamental theories underlying business decisions and their translation into research questions and empirical applications in the domains of (i) business performance (production and cost theory, rational choice theory); (ii) collaboration (contract theory, transaction costs theory, (social) network theory); (iii) market conditions (theory of competition, market orientation theory, stakeholder theory); and (iv) innovation (prospect theory, resource based view).

Organisator Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

ma 4 september 2017 tot vr 27 oktober 2017

Locatie Leeuwenborch, building number 201
Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN Wageningen

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:   

1.     Distinguish and contrast fundamental theories related to business decision making;

2.     Debate contemporary themes in business theory;

3.     Appraise relevant business theories for business problems in uncertain, complex and dynamic business environments;

4.     Propose research questions for business oriented scientific research;

5.     Evaluate business decision theories for their own research.

More information

Study Handbook