Exploring Strategy Text and Cases


Author: Gerry Johnson,Richard Whittington,Patrick Regner,Kevan Scholes,Duncan Angwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292145129
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With over one million copies sold worldwide, Exploring Strategy has long been the essential strategy text for managers of today and tomorrow. From entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals, charities to government agencies, this book raises the big questions about organisations- how they grow, how they innovate and how they change. Texts and Cases also provides a wealth of extra case studies written by experts in the subject to aid and enrich your understanding. Examples are taken from events and organisations as diverse as Glastonbury, Mondelez and Formula 1 racing.

Exploring Strategy


Author: Gerry Johnson,Richard Whittington,Duncan Angwin,Kevan Scholes,Patrick Regnér
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292002552
Category: Business planning
Page: 560
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With over one million copies sold worldwide, Exploring Strategy has long been the essential introduction to strategy for the managers of today and tomorrow. From entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals, charities to government agencies, this book raises the big questions about organisations – how they grow, how they innovate and how they change. With two new members added to the renowned author team, this tenth edition of Exploring Strategy has been thoroughly updated to enable you to understand clearly the key concepts and tools of strategic management. Exploring hot topics such as internationalisation, corporate governance, innovation and entrepreneurship, it is the most popular and accessible comprehensive introduction to strategy available. This version of the text contains just the key 15 chapters – for a book with additional case study support, you can buy the Text and Cases version. Join over 10 million students benefiting from Pearson MyLabs. This title can be supported by MyStrategyLab, an online homework and tutorial system designed to test and build your understanding. MyStrategyLab provides a personalised approach, with instant feedback and numerous additional resources to support your learning. Key features include: The Strategy Experience – this immersive simulation lets you gain experience of making real strategic decisions Video case studies – see real business figures explain how they put strategy into action in their everyday work Study plan – a wealth of learning resources help you to monitor your progress and get the tips and extra information you need to master important concepts Interactive eText – take the text with you wherever you are With over one million copies sold worldwide, Exploring Strategy has long been the essential introduction to strategy for the managers of today and tomorrow. From entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals, charities to government agencies, this book raises the big questions about organisations – how they grow, how they innovate and how they change. With two new members added to the renowned author team, this tenth edition of Exploring Strategy has been thoroughly updated to enable you to understand clearly the key concepts and tools of strategic management. Exploring hot topics such as internationalisation, corporate governance, innovation and entrepreneurship, it is the most popular and accessible comprehensive introduction to strategy available. This version of the text contains just the key 15 chapters – for a book with additional case study support, you can buy the Text and Cases version. Join over 10 million students benefiting from Pearson MyLabs. This title can be supported by MyStrategyLab, an online homework and tutorial system designed to test and build your understanding. MyStrategyLab provides a personalised approach, with instant feedback and numerous additional resources to support your learning. Key features include: The Strategy Experience – this immersive simulation lets you gain experience of making real strategic decisions Video case studies – see real business figures explain how they put strategy into action in their everyday work Study plan – a wealth of learning resources help you to monitor your progress and get the tips and extra information you need to master important concepts Interactive eText – take the text with you wherever you are Please note that the product you are purchasing does not include MyStrategy Lab. Would you like to use the power of MyStrategyLab to accelerate your learning? These are the steps you need to take: 1. Make sure that your lecturer is already using the system Ask your lecturer before purchasing a MyLab product as you will need a Course ID from them before you can gain access to the system. 2. Check whether an access card has been included with the book at a reduced cost If it has, it will be on the inside back cover of the book. 3. If your lecturer is using the MyLab and you would like to purchase the product... Go to http://www.mystrategylab.com/ to buy access to this interactive study programme.

Exploring Corporate Strategy

Text & Cases
Author: Gerry Johnson,Kevan Scholes,Richard Whittington
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273731566
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 881
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Over 750,000 students worldwide have used this best-selling book to understand and explore strategic management through their academic and professional careers. Available in two versions (Text and Text & Cases), Exploring Corporate Strategy has established a reputation as a pre-eminent textbook in its field, based upon the expertise of authorship, range of cases, depth of commentary and wealth of supporting resources. The 8th edition builds on these strengths, including coverage of key topic areas in this fast-moving discipline such as internationalisation, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is written for students of Strategic Management at all levels

Fundamentals of Strategy


Author: Gerry Johnson,Kevan Scholes,Richard Whittington,Patrick Regn_r,Duncan Angwin
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292209089
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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From the author team of the market-leading text Exploring Strategy, comes a new edition of Fundamentals of Strategy. Designed to help student and business executives boost their academic and professional careers, Fundamentals of Strategy is the most concise and easy to follow overview of the fundamental issues and techniques of strategy. Fundamentals of Strategy, 4th edition · Delivers the essential concepts and techniques of strategy in a new 8 chapter structure. This allows additional space to unpack the fundamentals in depth, and at times more critically. · Revamped final chapter on ‘Strategy in action’, raising implementation issues such as organisational structure, management processes and strategic change · Covers up-to-date topics including business models, sustainability and entrepreneurial start-ups. · Engages the reader with real-world strategy problems and provides insights and strategy examples from a wide range of international organisations. · New and updated cases and illustrations featuring small and large organisations from profit and not-for-profit sectors and operating all over the world. · Links to online support material.

Exploring Strategy


Author: Gerry Johnson,Richard Whittington,Kevan Scholes
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273737025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 773
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This title includes coverage of key topic areas in this fast-moving discipline such as internationalization, mergers, innovation and entrepreneurship, and corporate strategy and diversification. It is written for students of strategic management at all levels.

Exploring Corporate Strategy

Text and Cases with Exploring Strategic Financial Management
Author: Grundy,Johnson
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780582850880
Category:
Page: N.A
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'This is a splendidly fresh and clear account of the main political events in England between the Norman Conquest and King John's Magna Carta.' Michael Clanchy FBA, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London 'Lucid and perceptive, striking an effective balance between primary andsecondary authorities, Huscroft's book is both a significant statementin its own right and an ideal introduction to other work in the field.' Professor David Carpenter, Kings College London 'Ruling England' is about the exercise of political power in England at a time of formative change in the country's history. Framed at one end by the Norman Conquest and at another by Magna Carta, it describes what happened, why and with what consequences in politics, government, law and the church. It analyses developments from a royal perspective and focuses on the policies and priorities of the English kings, the limitations of the political system within which they operated, and the efforts they made to expand their power. It explains how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in twelfth century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the humiliation

Practicing Strategy

Text and cases
Author: Sotirios Paroutis,Loizos Heracleous,Duncan Angwin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473955114
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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Lecturers/Instructors - Request a free digital inspection copy HERE Shortlisted for the 2013 Chartered Management Institute textbook award, Practicing Strategy broke new ground when it first published by focusing on the strategy-as-practice approach, which considers strategy not only as something an organisation has but something which its members do. The new edition deals with a selection of topics that have been central in recent academic debates in the strategy-as-practice area and includes 7 New chapters on topics such as Chief Executive Officers, Middle Managers, Strategic Alignment and Strategic Ambidexterity in line with developments in the field New case studies throughout including Narayana health, the turnaround of Reliant group and relocating a business school Tutor and student access to online resources inlcude additional readings, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, author podcasts and videos. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students taking advanced strategy modules and practitioners alike.

The Entrepreneurial Arch


Author: Timothy L. Faley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107074274
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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"The Entrepreneurial Arch is the result of my quest to pull all these pieces into a unified description of entrepreneurship. That description has two parts: Business Discovery and Business Execution. Each of those parts has three components. Together thesix components describe fundamental skills that every organization wishes it could enhance: * Identify emerging opportunities (and threats) * Formulate innovative business solutions around those opportunities * Assess the feasibility of those proposed businesses * Develop an actionable implementation plan from disparate and incomplete information * Identify, align and/or acquire the necessary resources needed to power the plan forward * Drive accelerated growth"--

What is Strategy - and Does it Matter?


Author: Richard Whittington
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861523778
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 151
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In this revision of his classic book Richard Whittington challenges the basic assumptions of management orthodoxy. By applying four basic theoretical approaches of strategy-making to a series of key strategic issues, Whittington demonstrates the practical implications of different theories with many examples. Students are then challenged to critically evaluate their own personal approach to strategy-making in practice. The new edition is fully updated to cover the latest issues in strategy including expanded coverage of the resource-based and knowledge-based views of the firm, and utilises new examples from the international, service and a ebusinessa sectors.

The Little Book of Big Management Theories

... and how to use them
Author: James McGrath,Bob Bates
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292200642
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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101 management theories from the world’s best management thinkers – the fast, focussed and express route to success. As a busy manager, you need solutions to everyday work problems fast. The Little Book of Big Management Theories gives you access to the very best theories and models that every manager should know and be able to use. Cutting through the waffle and hype, McGrath and Bates concentrate on the theories that really matter to managers day-to-day. Each theory is covered in two pages – telling you what it is, how to use it and the questions you should be asking – so you can immediately apply your new knowledge in the real world. The Little Book of Big Management Theories will ensure you can: Quickly resolve a wide range of practical management problems Be a better, more decisive manager who gets the job done Better motivate and influence your staff, colleagues and stakeholders Improve your standing and demonstrate that you are ready for promotion All you need to know and how to apply it – in a nutshell.

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach
Author: Martin Reeves,Knut Haanaes
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625275870
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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You think you have a winning strategy. But do you? Executives are bombarded with bestselling ideas and best practices for achieving competitive advantage, but many of these ideas and practices contradict each other. Should you aim to be big or fast? Should you create a blue ocean, be adaptive, play to win—or forget about a sustainable competitive advantage altogether? In a business environment that is changing faster and becoming more uncertain and complex almost by the day, it’s never been more important—or more difficult—to choose the right approach to strategy. In this book, The Boston Consulting Group’s Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, and Janmejaya Sinha offer a proven method to determine the strategy approach that is best for your company. They start by helping you assess your business environment—how unpredictable it is, how much power you have to change it, and how harsh it is—a critical component of getting strategy right. They show how existing strategy approaches sort into five categories—Be Big, Be Fast, Be First, Be the Orchestrator, or simply Be Viable—depending on the extent of predictability, malleability, and harshness. In-depth explanations of each of these approaches will provide critical insight to help you match your approach to strategy to your environment, determine when and how to execute each one, and avoid a potentially fatal mismatch. Addressing your most pressing strategic challenges, you’ll be able to answer questions such as: • What replaces planning when the annual cycle is obsolete? • When can we—and when should we—shape the game to our advantage? • How do we simultaneously implement different strategic approaches for different business units? • How do we manage the inherent contradictions in formulating and executing different strategies across multiple businesses and geographies? Until now, no book brings it all together and offers a practical tool for understanding which strategic approach to apply. Get started today.

Exploring Techniques of Analysis and Evaluation in Strategic Management


Author: Véronique Ambrosini,Gerry Johnson,Kevan Scholes
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135706800
Category: Business planning
Page: 284
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These articles, which are practical rather than discursive, each deal with an individual tool or technique that is useful for effective strategic management. They are fully cross referenced to the 4th edition of the textbook Exploring Corporate Strategy.

New Venture Management

The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap
Author: Donald F. Kuratko,Jeffrey S. Hornsby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315458039
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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This book offers students a comprehensive, accessible guide to launching and managing a new venture. Beginning with the planning process and continuing to marketing, financing, and growth, it gives students the insights and practical skills they need to be successful entrepreneurs. This edition’s structure aligns more logically with the venture’s lifecycle, so the reader is equipped to develop a strong business model. The authors combine updated planning exercises, end-of-chapter consultation questions, and a sample business plan with new material, including: a new chapter on ideation, the Business Model Canvas, and lean start-up that covers the latest methodology in idea generation and opportunity recognition to provide a tool for developing a business concept; a new chapter on the various pathways for creating a new venture, including setting up an online venture as well as managing the day-to-day aspects of running a business; a revised chapter on start-up capital and crowdfunding that helps students raise capital through social media; a revised chapter on managing growth through HR planning, helping students to navigate growth on a global level successfully and ethically. Students in entrepreneurship and new venture management classes will find New Venture Management a valuable resource. A companion website features an instructor’s manual, test bank, PowerPoint slides, and further resources to aid instructors and students in applying their knowledge.

Case Studies in the Traditional Food Sector

A volume in the Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing series
Author: Alessio Cavicchi,Cristina Santini
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081012608
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 376
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Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing: Case Studies in the Traditional Food Sector aims to close the gap between academic researchers and industry professionals through real world scenarios and field-based research. The book explores how consumer and sensory science has been implemented in the food industry for achieving the following strategic aims: rejuvenating product image, shaping new market places, achieving market differentiation and geographical diffusion, achieving customer loyalty, promoting traditional features of the product and defining product positioning in competitive environment. There is an emerging demand from food industry professionals and undergraduate and postgraduate students who attend business and agricultural studies courses who want to gain practical information through real cases and field-based research. This book aims to answer the following questions, amongst others: How research in the field of consumer science became relevant for marketing strategies?, Which tangible economic and financial outcomes have been obtained by the joint work of sensory scientists, researchers in marketing field and food business professionals?, and which communication methods and practices have been relevant to make the most of R&D in the food industry? Through case studies, successful examples and practices are provided, with newer inputs for further theoretical investigation given. Both current and future professionals in the food industry will gain insights that can be used in their business environment. Bridges the gap between scholars and practitioners in understanding consumers in the traditional food sector Allows scientists and professionals to make the most of R&D outcomes Advances consumer science research to address business problems in the food industry

Exploring Peace Formation

Security and Justice in Post-Colonial States
Author: Kwesi Aning,M Anne Brown,Volker Boege,Charles T Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317330854
Category: Political Science
Page: 254
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This volume examines the dynamics of socio-political order in post-colonial states across the Pacific Islands region and West Africa in order to elaborate on the processes and practices of peace formation. Drawing on field research and engaging with post-liberal conceptualisations of peacebuilding, this book investigates the interaction of a variety of actors and institutions involved in the provision of peace, security and justice in post-colonial states. The chapters analyse how different types of actors and institutions involved in peace formation engage in and are interpenetrated by a host of relations in the local arena, making ‘the local’ contested ground on which different discourses and praxes of peace, security and justice coexist and overlap. In the course of interactions, new and different forms of socio-political order emerge which are far from being captured through the familiar notions of a liberal peace and a Weberian ideal-type state. Rather, this volume investigates how (dis)order emerges as a result of interdependence among agents, thus laying open the fundamentally relational character of peace formation. This innovative relational, liminal and integrative understanding of peace formation has far-reaching consequences for internationally supported peacebuilding. This book will be of much interest to students of statebuilding, peace studies, security studies, governance, development and IR.

Governing Hybrid Organisations

Exploring Diversity of Institutional Life
Author: Jan-Erik Johanson,Jarmo Vakkuri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317222571
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 188
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Intuitively, organisations can easily be categorised as ‘public’ or ‘private’. However, this book questions such a black and white dichotomy between public and private, and seeks a deeper understanding of hybrid organisations. These organisations can be found at micro, meso and macro levels of societal activity, consisting of networks between companies, public agencies and other entities. The line between these two realms is increasingly blurred — giving rise to hybrid organisations. Governing Hybrid Organisations presents an engaging discussion around hybrid organisations, highlighting them as important and fascinating examples of modern institutional diversity. Chapters examine the changing landscape of service delivery and the nature and governance of hybrid organisations, using international examples and cases from different service contexts. The authors put forward a clear analytical framework for understanding hybrid governance, looking at strategy and performance management. This text will be valuable for students of public management, public administration, business management and organisational studies, and will also be illuminating for practising managers.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article ?What Is Strategy?? by Michael E. Porter)


Author: Harvard Business Review,Michael E. Porter,W. Chan Kim,Renée A. Mauborgne
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422172058
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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"HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment. Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads. Is your company spending too much time on strategy development--with too little to show for it? If you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization's strategy development and execution. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to: • Distinguish your company from rivals • Clarify what your company will and won't do • Craft a vision for an uncertain future • Create blue oceans of uncontested market space • Use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy • Capture your strategy in a memorable phrase • Make priorities explicit • Allocate resources early • Clarify decision rights for faster decision making"

Cite Right, Second Edition

A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More
Author: Charles Lipson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226484645
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 213
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Explains the importance of using citations; outlines the various styles, including APA, MLA, and Chicago; and offers examples for each from a wide range of sources.

Strategic Marketing


Author: Prof Todd a Mooradian Phd,Prof Kurt Matzler Phd,Prof Lawrence J Ring Phd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990542704
Category:
Page: 412
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An all-purpose approach to strategic marketing management. Because strategic marketing is the essential marketing activity, Mooradian, Matzler, and Ring provide readers with a highly applied decision-making framework and exploration of the tools that can be used to solve marketing problems.