Dynamic Entrepreneurial Strategy


Stanford School of Engineering


This course emphasizes how entrepreneurial strategy focuses on creating structural change or responding to change that is induced externally. It also covers Grabber-holder dynamics as an analytical framework for developing entrepreneurial strategy, which in turn increases success in creating and shaping the diffusion of new technology or product innovation dynamics. It includes modeling, case studies, and a term project.


  • 1 year of college level calculus (through calculus of several variables, such as CME100 or MATH 51)
  • Background in statistics, experience with spreadsheets recommended.
  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

Topics include

  • First mover versus follower advantage in an emerging market
  • Latecomer advantage and strategy in a mature market
  • Strategy to break through stagnation
  • Strategy to turn danger into opportunity

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