ADM720 Management of value systems

ADM720 Management of value systems

Course code: 
Course name: 
Management of value systems
Program of study: 
MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Ledelse av verdinettverk
Level of study: 
2. syklus (master)
Teaching semester: 
2017 Vår
Assessment semester: 
2017 Vår
Language of instruction: 
Norsk, Engelsk
Language of examination: 
Norsk, Engelsk
Language of litterature: 
Course content

Supply chains are, in reality, networks. Networks are complex webs of partly independent but interdependent organizations. Changes in supply chains and networks happen all the time. Creativity and change is needed at some point in the business life cycle and at other points structural arrangements and performance are or should be high lightened.

The first part of the course challenges the students on management and management styles. Learning that there is more than one reality and the reality as we as individuals or organisations recognise it, depends of many elements.

To generate relevant strategies in different developmental situations require understanding of structures and processes that respectively promote or hinder growth and success. Knowledge and understanding of above mentioned processes and elements are essential premises to perform effective or good leadership. Strategic challenges will in many ways be a continuous reconfiguration and integration of the organisations.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should:

  • know how to reflect and conceptualize on what is going on in the business today
  • know how to play a part in the reconfiguration of value chains, networks and value systems
  • know how to reconfigure value systems and networks
  • know the need for, and understand, what kind of different leadership is needed through business life cycle, and
  • learn about own personality and leadership style

The main purpose of the course is to give students insight into the processes and structural arrangements in organisations that bring about growth but also stagnation and crises and what to do with it.

Working and learning activities

3 timer forelesning per uke


Quinn, Robert E. 1991. Beyond Rational Management. Jossey Bass Publ.
Normann, Richard. 2009. Reframing Business. John Wiley & Son, Ltd.

SkoleeksamenIndividuell5timerBokstavkarakter (A - F)60 Kun generell ordbok morsmål/norsk/engelsk i papirformat
HjemmeeksamenIndividuell -Bokstavkarakter (A - F)40 Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler
Form of assessment:Skoleeksamen
Type of duration:timer
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Supported material:
Support material:Kun generell ordbok morsmål/norsk/engelsk i papirformat
Form of assessment:Hjemmeeksamen
Type of duration:-
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler