Understanding Strategic Management


Author: Anthony Henry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199581614
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 442
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This succinct textbook takes students through the key stages of strategic management: analysis, formulation, and implementation, with an emphasis on providing students with the essential tools of analysis.

Understanding Strategic Management


Author: Claire Capon
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273694984
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 419
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A brand new introductory text in strategic management which presents the key theories and frameworks for the analysis, formulation and implementation of strategy in a concise and accessible format. The book has been written for undergraduate and postgraduate students on one-semester or short courses. It is also particularly well suited to students of e.g. engineering, computing or other non-business disciplines taking a module in business strategy.

Understanding Strategic Management


Author: Anthony E. Henry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199662479
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Page: 376
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The most complete introduction for students looking for a briefer guide to strategic management, packed with real-life examples and an emphasis on the essential tools of analysis.

Understanding Business Strategy Concepts Plus


Author: R. Duane Ireland,Robert E. Hoskisson,Michael A. Hitt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 128522499X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Discover the knowledge and tools that today's most successful firms use to build business and consistently outperform the competition when you open the latest edition of Ireland/Hoskisson/Hitt's UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS STRATEGY CONCEPTS PLUS, Third Edition. This concise, hands-on approach by recognized leaders in business strategy clearly demonstrates how solid management strategy equals the decisive, responsive action that prosperous firms use to create sustainable competitive advantage. This edition guides you, step-by-step, through creating strong strategy, planning for success, implementing responsive action, competing effectively with strategy, analyzing the environment and firm, and improving upon results. The authors clearly connect strategy concepts to the real business world, giving you the unique opportunity to examine and learn from strategy that has worked as well as strategy that has failed within familiar companies. The latest research and insights from global business leaders, extensive examples, and practical cases help equip you with the hands-on skills and career tools for your own superior performance and strategic management success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Strategic Management in the Public Sector


Author: Paul Joyce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317579801
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
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Strategic management is widely seen as essential to the public services, leading to better performance and better outcomes for the public. In fact, the private sector idea of strategic management has become so powerful in the public sector that politicians and policy makers have begun to talk about the importance of the modern state being strategic – and we may be witnessing the emergence of the Strategic State. Strategic Management for the Public Sector draws on experience and research from a range of countries and provides a theoretical understanding of strategic management that is grounded in the public sector. Drawing on the latest theory and research this text provides a fresh look at foresight, analysis, strategic choice, implementation and evaluation. This book also offers original and detailed case studies based on up to date evidence from different public sector settings, helping the reader to build on their understanding of theories and concepts presented earlier in the book. Strategic Management for the Public Sector has been written specially for managers and students taking postgraduate courses such as MBAs and MPAs. It will also appeal to individual managers and civil servants in the public sector looking for an accessible book to read as part of their own independent personal development.

Strategic Management


Author: V.S.P. Rao,V.S.P. Rao; V. Hari Krishna,Hari V. Krishna
Publisher: Excel Books India
ISBN: 9788174463463
Category: Strategic planning
Page: 710
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Designed to facilitate understanding and retention of the material presented, each chapter contains the following pedagogical features:u Opening Case: Each chapter begins with an opening case highlighting strategies and actions followed by Indian companies while trying to exploit the opportunities present in a competitive environment.u Real World Examples: Each chapter contains a number of real- world examples illustrating how a particular firm has exploited the gaps present in the environment, using its own resources to best advantage. u Terminology: Key ideas and terms that are vital to understanding strategic management have been highlighted throughout the book and explained at the end in a summarised formu References: Each chapter is also supported by carefully selected references for the benefit of readers who might be interested in exploring the topic(s) further.u Personality Profiles: Personality sketches of leading corporate heroes have also been provided at appropriate places, illustrating the manner in which they fought against heavy odds and emerged as winners in the end.u Review and Discussion Questions : Following the terminology, review and discussion questions offer an opportunity to focus on each of the key ideas illustrated at the beginning of each chapter and stimulate clear thinking.u Research Inputs: The book provides a comprehensive coverage of a vast, growing subject well-supported by a wealth of research data collected from multifarious sources.u Concluding Case: Each chapter contains a thoroughly researched and widely-acclaimed case, picked up from Business Today, relevant to the topic in question.u Student Oriented Text: The subject matter has been presented in a simple and lucid manner, keeping the unique requirements of students in mind.

Strategic Management

The Challenge of Creating Value
Author: Peter FitzRoy,James Hulbert,Professor James Hulbert,Abby Ghobadian,Tim O'Shannassy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136640398
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 704
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Students trying to navigate the strategy jungle may lose sight of the fact that strategic management is about creating value in an organization. Understanding strategic management is a core part of all business qualifications and this textbook brings a new and easy-to-follow understanding of this vital business function. In addition to walking the student through the basics of the subject, the authors provide an array of analytical tools to help facilitate a thorough understanding of strategic management. The book addresses thoroughly the impact of financial markets on a firm’s strategic capabilities, as well as looking at other challenging environmental factors. Aided by an array of student-friendly features, such as: learning objectives, 'strategic management in practice' case studies and review questions in each chapter, Strategic Management will help students to excel in their strategic management classes and better prepare them for the real business world. A comprehensive companion website, containing a wealth of supplementary materials for students and lecturers alike, is available at: http://www.routledge.com/cw/fitzroy.

Strategic Management

Awareness and Change
Author: John L. Thompson,Frank Martin
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781844800834
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 873
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Strategic management 5e is essential reading for all students of strategy at undergraduate, diploma and MBA level. Structured around a traditional analysis, formulation and implementation framework, based on a mini-case approach, and supported by unrivalled supplementary resources, John Thompson's accessible text encourages students to think about strategy through the successes and failures of real companies. In addition, the unrivalled subject coverage introduces readers to topics of contemporary interest including emergent strategy, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Essentials of Strategic Management


Author: Charles Hill,Gareth Jones
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0547194323
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Thorough yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, 2E, is a brief version of the authors’ market-leading text STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH, 8E. Following the same framework as the larger book, ESSENTIALS helps students identify and focus on core concepts in the field in a more succinct, streamlined format. Based on real-world practices and current thinking, the text’s presentation of strategic management features an increased emphasis on the business model concept as a way of framing the issues of competitive advantage. Cutting-edge research, new strategic management theory, and a hands-on approach allow students to explore major topics in management, including corporate performance, governance, strategic leadership, technology, and business ethics. In addition, a high-quality case program examines small, medium, and large companies--both domestic and international--so that students gain experience putting chapter concepts into real-world practice in a variety of scenarios. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Strategize!: Experiential Exercises in Strategic Management


Author: C. Gopinath,Julie I. Siciliano
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133953379
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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STRATEGIZE! is a perfect complement to any standard strategic management text. STRATEGIZE! allows you to try out the strategy models and concepts and get feedback regarding your understanding and application of strategic management theory. The book presents a number of experiential exercises and projects for use in and out of class. Because the exercises include thought, action, and feedback-assessment components, they promote an understanding of strategic management through comprehensive active learning. All exercises and scenarios have been thoroughly updated to provide accurate and relevant information that ensure consistency with changing strategic management concepts. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Business Strategy: Concepts and Cases


Author: R. Duane Ireland,Robert Hoskisson,Michael Hitt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 032428246X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 576
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UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS STRATEGY encourages a hands-on approach to learning with applications and features such as: experiential exercises, BizFlix video clips, and brief end of chapter cases. Further, features such as the Strategy Tool Box and Your Career provide practical tools as students embark on their own careers. After reading Understanding Business Strategy, students will not only have an understanding of modern strategic management; they will also grasp the application of these tools in their own careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Strategic Value Management

Stock Value Creation and the Management of the Firm
Author: Juan Pablo Stegmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047046710X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 298
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Innovative strategic management solutions for today's market Strategic Value Management addresses common problemsamong business managers and other professionals involved inthinking about developing and managing organizations. In it, authorJuan Pablo Stegmann integrates all strategic management andbusiness strategy into an innovative standard that introduces keymetrics to strategic management and stock value creation. He arguesthat most complex business issues can be reduced to the threedimensions of stock value creation-profits, sales growth, andcapital-that are linked to three critical strategic managementdecisions-competition, innovation, and resources. His new approachindicates that every strategy has a clear dollar metric, which canmeasure its consequences of the strategies in terms of stockvalue. Competitive and growth strategies are analyzed along witheconomic, financial, dynamic, and contingent approaches Includes a companion CD-ROM, which contains Stegmann's provenmodel for strategic management and stock value creation Ethical consequences of strategic decisions areintroduced-showing how ethics are linked to long-term stock valuecreation Explains the roots of the current financial crisis by examiningthe link between the financial world and strategic management, andproposes possible solutions For any looking to enhance their understanding of thisdiscipline, Strategic Value Management offers a newconceptual model for thinking about business strategy and its linkto stock value creation.

Strategic Management

A Stakeholder Approach
Author: R. Edward Freeman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521151740
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 292
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Re-issue of a foundational work in the field of business ethics from R. Edward Freeman.

The Paradoxical Foundation of Strategic Management


Author: Andreas Rasche
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 379081976X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 345
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At last – a systematic critique of the scientific discourse of strategic management. This fantastic book uncovers scholars' unquestioned assumptions and shows that by upholding these assumptions researchers obscure the paradoxical nature of strategic reasoning. To uncover the paradoxes of strategic management the author refers to the philosophy of Jacques Derrida. He delves into the internal contradictions that inevitably occur when theorizing about corporate strategy along the dimensions strategy context, process, and content and shows how these paradoxes can enrich future thinking about strategic problems.

Dynamic Capabilities

Understanding Strategic Change in Organizations
Author: Constance E. Helfat,Sydney Finkelstein,Will Mitchell,Margaret Peteraf,Harbir Singh,David Teece,Sidney G. Winter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405182067
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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Creating, adapting to, and exploiting change is inherently entrepreneurial. To survive and prosper under conditions of change, firms must develop the “dynamic capabilities” to create, extend, and modify the ways in which they operate. The capacity of an organization to create, extend, or modify its resource base is vital. Since the concept of dynamic capabilities was first introduced, much research has elaborated the initial idea. This important book by Constance Helfat and her team of leading scholars provides a timely focus on in-depth examples of corporate dynamic capabilities. Examining these in the different contexts of alliances, acquisitions, and management, the book gives students and researchers a succinct, up-to-date definition of dynamic capabilities and the strategic management theories around them.

Mastering Strategic Management


Author: Tim Hannagan
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137195185
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Mastering Strategic Management provides a clear and insightful exploration of the complex issues faced by managers today. Organisations face constant change as a result of competitive pressures, political changes, social developments and technological progress. Strategic management is a plan of action to enable an organisation to succeed in this changing world through the dynamic management organisation and leadership of private and public sector companies and institutions. This book describes and analyses all these issues and explains the process of meeting the needs of an organisation's customers and other stakeholders.

Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases


Author: Michael Hitt,R. Duane Ireland,Robert Hoskisson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0324316941
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 992
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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 7th edition provides the most accurate, relevant, and complete presentation of strategic management today. Each edition is thoroughly updated to include cutting edge research and trends that are shaping business strategy. The authors guide students through the strategic management process using a unique model that blends the classic industrial organizational model with the resource-based view of the firm to explain how firms use the strategic management process to build a sustained competitive advantage. Throughout the text carefully selected examples and highlights help put the ideas presented into context. The text's stunning four color design, illustrative models and figures also helps to focus students attention on the key points. In addition to the concepts portion, the text includes 35 compelling case studies or you can easily build your own case selections from premier providers such as Harvard, Ivey, and Darden. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Strategy for Action – I

The Logic and Context of Strategic Management
Author: Giorgio Gandellini,alberto pezzi,Daniela Venanzi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8847024870
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 84
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The innovative and unique feature of this book is that it does not contain theoretical concept that cannot be translated into practice. The model which introduces this volume sets the stage for addressing the major phases of the strategic management process: environmental analysis, strategy formulation and development, strategy evaluation and control. Its conceptual and operational structure is described in the first part, together with a practically oriented definition of strategy, and a brief discussion of the logic and benefits of the judgmental modeling approach to decision making. The second part critically addresses the classical approaches to the analysis of the external and internal environmental factors, which have an impact on the “functioning” of the basic model, i.e. the structural characteristics of the industry context, and the companies’ technical, organizational, financial, and human resources, including the translation into operational models of otherwise rather theoretical concepts.

Leadership and Strategic Management in Education


Author: Tony Bush,Marianne Coleman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446231062
Category: Education
Page: 96
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`This is one of very few texts to give recognition to the difficulties in large institutions and to give practical advice about the degree to which collegiality can be built into strategic planning. The authors provide an overview of all aspects of leadership within education, giving ample references within each section for more detailed study' - Mentoring and Tutoring `The book would constitute a good starting-point for anyone wishing to understand contemporary developments in educational management' - Educational Research Leadership and strategic management are both issues of central importance in raising achievement in schools and colleges and thus are at the heart of the educational debate today. This book is concerned with such major issues as: the nature of strategic management in education; the importance of vision, and mission; styles of leadership; models of educational management; and the purposes of strategic management, which here are equated with the effectiveness and improvement of the institution. It will be invaluable for students of educational management, such as those following masters degrees. It is also directly relevant to teachers and lecturers and schools of all phases and in further education colleges, particularly those who have, or aspire to, management responsibilities. The textbook is designed to be used either to accompany a taught course, or for self-study via distance-learning, thus practical and reflective activities are included.