This course in applied competitive strategy draws upon recent experiences associated with the impact of information technology upon diverse industries. Students completing this course will have mastered a basic understanding of the economic and competitive implications of information technology. This competence in analysis is arrived at through understanding how availability of information (through technology or otherwise) affects the basic strategic options available and how firms and industries are likely to be affected. In addition, students will be introduced to the often poorly structured process of evaluating the economics of potential systems innovations. They will then be able to participate in strategic systems planning from a managerial point of view.