Module 7: Enhancing Strategic/Business Acumen
Use real-world examples—complete with constraints and incomplete information found in real-world scenarios—and imagine what you would do in each situation. Defend your position with logical arguments, build on your peer’s successes, and analyze the issues with sound judgement to make a difficult decision with each case study presented.
Dr. Foreman is an Associate Professor of Management at Illinois State University, having earned an MBA and PhD from the University of Illinois. His research focuses on issues of organizational/corporate identity, image, legitimacy, and reputation. Almost all this work has been conducted in the healthcare, insurance, and agribusiness sectors. His research has appeared in over 30 edited journals, books, and proceedings, including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Corporate Reputation Review, The Oxford Handbook on Corporate Reputation, and The Oxford Handbook on Organizational Identity. He has been a principal investigator or senior researcher on more than $1.5 million in research grants—most recently working on two consecutive USDA-funded studies of collective entrepreneurship in wine trails and cheese associations.