Center for strategy and competitiveness

Strategy and Competitiveness is one of the major areas of expertise of The Decision Institute and therefore one of the five academic centers. The center is specialized in the topics core strategy (more specific: Breakthrough Strategies), international innovation and clustering. Research, teaching, case writing, and serious game design is done almost continuously on these three subjects.

Designing and contributing to strategy programs

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What we deliver

The Center for Strategy and Competitiveness contributes to the content of (inter)national programs in its field. Amongst others, the Center is involved in the design, management and teaching of the following programs.

Strategy & Governance Excellence

The Excellence Series makes the latest international insights on strategy and governance quickly available by working with the latest, best and most impressive Harvard cases. After this program, professionals will walk away with all kinds of practically applicable ideas for (their) companies in the field of strategy and governance. Please have a closer look at the Strategy & Governance Excellence Series and its themes for this academic year.

The New CFO

This program focusses on the CFO. Since 2008, more attention has been raised on the role of the CFO. The CFO of a business has to look into the strategy, business models, the risks and also the changing relationship with share- and stakeholders. The Executive Program The New CFO for the CFO has been developed to create insight in the relevant themes and dilemmas and to start a discussion with high-end speakers from science and “thought leaders” of international practice.

For an interesting article on this subject from Elsevier, click here and here for The New CFO.

Strategy, Competitiveness and Governance

This course within the “Executive Master of Finance & Control” program (in Dutch: Opleiding tot Registercontroller) at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on the professional perspective of the controller on gaining knowledge and understanding of various aspects of strategic management. In seven lectures the most important aspects of Strategy, Competitiveness and Governance are highlighted.

Gaining strategic insight is key. For the Executive Master of Finance & Control, click here.

Advanced Corporate Strategy

In the five days the Advanced Corporate Strategy course comprises, one learjs to master concepts that go beyond the average. The course focuses on the two key areas of gaining strategic insight and dynamics of strategy. First, it addresses the foundations of strategic thinking, some of the fundamental insights from the strategies of successful companies, and the main elements and concepts of strategy. Furthermore, the course goes beyond the static view of strategy. It introduces the concepts of uncertainty, competitive actions and reactions and complex dynamics and discuss how these affect a company’s strategic landscape.

The Decision Institute Way

We help you amplify innovation learning (and practice) across your organisation with resources and communications that drive awareness, understanding and engagement across a range of stakeholder groups.

Learn by doing

Build, create, experiment! We know from more than 20 years of experience that people learn best through active doing and making.

Work in teams

Collaboration is the modern core competence in a world of complexity and constant change.

Real-world ready

We build learning around actual examples and practical tasks to make it all immediately relevant and useful.

Global network of experts

We work with world-leading industry experts to provide the most cutting-edge content.

Face to Face Learning

Create a set of internal experts who can create and validate new business ideas using industry ‘best-practice’, and a set of evangelists and coaches who can support others within the organisation.

Digital Learning

Cost effective e-learning for your innovation focused superstars helps them learn to validate new ideas quickly. Our step-by-step Out-the-Box recipes help everyone apply leading industry techniques and tools to optimise, grow, and even disrupt business. It’s not e-learning, it’s e-doing.

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Case studies

Predicting Economic and Business Cycles. 11 tips for business leaders to stay competitive.

May 5, 2021

Responsible Business without Trade-Offs

April 23, 2021

The Future of Hospitality

March 23, 2021

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“Once again, I have been blown away by the professional commitment and passionate engagement from all teams. They are an inspiration to all of us in Ramboll and they play a very important role on our journey to become a digital leader of our industry.”

Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam

Chairman van het Value-Based Health Care Center Europe

Co-create value

We believe the best results are achieved when we work together throughout a process, leveraging the best of both organisations. We do not like supplier-buyer relationships. We want to work together with large companies as partners.

Focus on tangible results

We’re not in the game of innovation theatre – we focus on creating tangible business results.

Shared risk and rewards

We believe in having aligned interests and sharing risks and rewards. We make this real by offering to re-invest a significant portion of fees into the next phase of pursuing opportunities identified.

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