This course of ‘Non-market Strategy’ examines the interactions between firm strategy and its business environment. It focuses on firms’ nonmarket strategies as it considers how managers should determine the firm’s actions in relation to the law, regulation and public policy.
The course views the business environment through the lens of general management, asking how legal and social factors contribute to the performance of companies and how managers can harness these forces to their firm’s advantage. Topics include issues related to market and government failure, activism, the media, several dimensions of regulation, antitrust, intellectual property, activism and the interaction between markets and the law.
Ariel Casarín is Associate Professor of Strategy at Adolfo Ibañez Business School (Chile). He holds a PhD in Economics from Warwick Business School (2003), an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick (1997), and an MSc in Finance from CEMA University (1995). Most of his research concerns regulatory economics, applied industrial organization and nonmarket strategy.
He has served as a consultant to firms, regulators and other institutions including the Treasury Attorney General’s Office (Argentina), the World Institute for Development Economics Research (Finland) and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (Switzerland).