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 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.

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.

The Strategic Planning Process

Understanding Strategy in Global Markets
Author: Marios Katsioloudes,with Arpi K Abouhanian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317623169
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 406
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Strategic management is a field that has diversity in approach and scope, but relative homogeneity in pedagogy. This book, a refreshed edition of its successful predecessor, brings something different to the field, by concisely introducing it with a focus on doing business in the Middle East and North Africa. Supplemented by online case studies and other resources, the reader is exposed to a plethora of concepts, theories, practical implications, and experiential exercises in the strategic management process. The updated text explores key regional issues, including the "Arab Spring", economic recession, corporate social responsibility, the role of women in business and the rise of emerging economies. The reader is encouraged to look at the world in light of the challenges many organizations are facing around the globe. Features like "Stop and Think Critically" and "Focus" points throughout each chapter encourage and inspire a thoughtful reading of the text. This is a book designed to aid undergraduate and graduate students, as well as managers in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. The authors guides the reader through both new and ongoing issues in the field of strategic management, and allow them to foster a greater understanding of this ever-developing field.

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.

Global Strategic Management


Author: Philippe Lasserre
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137584602
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 510
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of Lasserre’s popular textbook is a user-friendly introduction to planning and making decisions for businesses on a global scale. It features numerous case studies and examples of established international companies and of SMEs looking to grow their international presence. Global Strategic Management blends academic rigour and a practical approach to provide a comprehensive guide to understanding strategic management in a global environment. Written by a world-renowned professor of strategy and international business from one of the world’s leading business schools, this new edition confirms Global Strategic Management as one of the most accessible, engaging texts on the market, one which students find easy to learn from and actually enjoy reading. This fully-updated fourth edition includes: • New and expanded coverage of BRICs, ‘born global’ firms, Corporate Social Responsibility and the underground econo my • More on e-business and the role of the internet in global business • A brand new video feature with business leaders explaining the practical implications and implementation of issues covered in the text • Genuinely global in scope and approach: over 40 mini-cases and examples cover emerging economies in Africa, Latin America and the Far East as well as established firms worldwide • Perfect balance between theory and the real world of business: numerous up-to-date examples that illustrate principles and support learning throughout The strong pedagogical framework from the previous edition remains, including: - Learning objectives - Mini cases, with questions, and shorter examples - Summary and key points - Learning assignments - Key words – with an end-of-book glossary - Web resources – providing links to useful websites - References and further reading Please visit the companion website at : www.palgravehighered.com/lasserre-gsm-4e for online resources including self-assessment questions, mini-case questions, PowerPoint presentations, and useful weblinks, as well as new video interviews with leading business people across the world. Philippe Lasserre is Emeritus Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He is an established authority in the field of international business and strategy, with over forty years’ experience in teaching, research and consulting in strategic management and international business. He has authored many books in these areas, and has held visiting professorships in Singapore, China, the US and Australia.

The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital


Author: David A. Klein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136355936
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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The fourth in the readers' series Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy, The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital analyzes the link between the strategic and operational roles of intellectual capital in the organization. The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital is the perfect resource for the growing number of companies pursuing a strategic approach to managing their intellectual capital and harnessing and leveraging their knowledge, experience, and expertise more systematically to attain a competitive advantage.

Strategic Management Dynamics


Author: Kim Warren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470060670
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 696
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Award winning author Kim Warren presents his new book: Strategic Management Dynamics – a complete framework in the field of Strategic Management. Strategic Management Dynamics builds on, and goes substantially beyond the existing strategy textbooks with its focus on understanding and managing how organisations perform over time. Based on simple but powerful underlying principles, the book both lays out a comprehensive approach to strategy analysis, design and delivery, and connects with established frameworks in the field. In Strategic Management Dynamics Kim Warren provides a valuable teaching resource, which can be used as a core textbook to bring strategy to life. With numerous examples from different sectors, the book is supported by a rich variety of simulation–based learning materials that are essential if strategy principles are to be experienced, rather than just discussed. For those who have already learned about strategy, this book provides an important update and extension of their knowledge. Key Features: Many simulation models to demonstrate dynamics principles in strategy as well as in marketing, human–resource management, R&D, operations management and other functions ideal for class exercises and assignments. A detailed worked example built up from chapter to chapter, illustrating the key frameworks of strategy dynamics analysis. Extensive discussion of established strategy frameworks, adapted to demonstrate implications for how organisations perform over time. Numerous academic and managerial references as useful supplements in degree courses and executive education. End–of–chapter questions and exercises, supported by detailed worksheets.

Strategic Management in the Media

Theory to Practice
Author: Lucy Küng
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473988128
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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'Küng’s book stands out for its focus on concepts, drivers, and dynamics. Its scope and learning are brilliant and dazzling. This updated edition will be a source of insight for students and a tool for industry veterans who seek the perspective of academia.' – Eli Noam, Columbia Business School 'A landmark contribution to scholarship, Küng’s excellent book provides an empirically rich and analytically sharp-sighted guide to contemporary organizational strategies in a complex and dynamic media environment.' – Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow 'In the age of relentless technological disruption, unlimited distribution and non-professionalization, media firms are more dependent than ever on strategic management. Küng articulates the dimensions of media industries to account for an ever-increasing array of challenges and strategies.' – David Craig, University of Southern California In this Second Edition of a book many found invaluable for research and teaching, including myself, Küng accomplishes a challenging task: to preserve all the best qualities of the First Edition while both extending the scope and deepening understandings about strategic management theory in application to media industries.' – Gregory Ferrell Lowe, University of Tampere With the media industries facing unprecedented change and challenge from top to bottom, it has never been more vital to understand the elements of strategy and how they apply to media organizations. This new edition: Shows innovation, disruption and strategic adaptation in action, with a stronger focus on a case-based approach Takes readers deep into case studies on BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Netflix, the New York Times and the BBC Explains strategic theory and concepts with insight and clarity Shows how to understand change and decision-making within media organizations. This is the essential guide to change and management in the media industries – ideal for students of media studies, media economics and media management.

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 Management


Author: Richard L. Daft,Dorothy Marcic
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305502213
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 752
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Prepare for management success with this engaging survey of modern management practice. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 10E, seamlessly integrates classic management principles with today's latest management ideas to create a current market-leading text that you will find captivating. Acclaimed authors Richard Daft and Dorothy Marcic cover management and entrepreneurial issues within small to midsize companies, where you are most likely to begin your career, as well as within larger global enterprises. You'll gain valuable insights into real contemporary business as you examine today's best management practices. This text helps you establish and build on practical skills with engaging examples and numerous skill-building and application exercises in every chapter. Using a streamlined format, this edition takes a close look at how change demands innovation and how innovation requires forward-thinking, flexible leaders and organizations. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 10E, provides everything you need to become a successful manager who seizes business opportunities and leads change. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Michael Porter

The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy
Author: Joan Magretta
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422160599
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 236
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Examines and explains the revolutionary business frameworks of Michael Porter, with examples to illustrate and update Porter's ideas for achieving and sustaining competitive success.

Strategic Management


Author: Richard Lynch
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292211431
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 704
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Strategic Management is a core strategy textbook, covering all the major topics particularly from a global perspective. It delivers comprehensive coverage of the subject in an easy-to-read style with extensive examples and a range of free support material that will help you learn actively and effectively. This eighth edition of Strategic Management builds on proven strengths ... · over 70 short case studies to provide easily accessible illustrations of strategy in practice and additional cases available online to provide more in-depth examples of recent strategic decisions involving Sony, Apple and industry sectors · a continuous contrast between prescriptive and emergent views of strategy to highlight the key debates within the discipline · emphasis on practice throughout with features to help you turn theory into practice · major international strategy cases from Europe, Africa, China, India, Middle East and the Americas · clear exploration of the key concepts · comprehensive, logical structure to guide you through this complex subject · Specialist chapters on public/third sector strategy, green strategy and sustainability, entrepreneurial strategy and international and global strategy New for the eighth edition: - Dynamic capabilities and resource renewal explored in a revised and updated chapter - Emergent strategy completely revised in two new chapters, one focusing on innovation, and technology and the other exploring knowledge and learning - New material on innovation and strategy in uncertain environments - Case studies from large and small organisations from Google, Spotify and Cadbury to Snapchat, Uber and green energy companies with 14 new cases and many cases updated This new edition also includes a wealth of free, online, open-access learning resources. Use these materials to enhance and test your knowledge to improve your grades. Online resources include web based cases with indicative answers, chapter based support material, long cases and multiple-choice questions. Richard Lynch is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management at Middlesex University, London. He is an active researcher, lecturer and consultant, particularly in the area of global strategy and sustainable strategy.

Risky Strategy

Understanding Risk to Improve Strategic Decisions
Author: Jamie MacAlister
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472926064
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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What is risk? Is it a real danger or just an opportunity in disguise? Can it be out-manoeuvred or is it something to be embraced and worked with? When companies are developing their business strategies, risk may be mentioned in passing (and even then, frequently misunderstood) but is rarely seen as a key component of the strategic decision-making process. This can lead to unforeseen complications – strategy is all about making decisions that concern an uncertain future and so risk should play a significant role in that process. The handling or understanding of risk is often delegated to specialists and much of what is written about risk is, due to its complexity, inaccessible to the majority of senior managers. Risky Strategy aims to make the consideration of risk more accessible and understandable and, in doing so, develop a common language and understanding for recognising and handling it. Based on research carried out by Ashridge Business School, as well as case studies of the strategic decision-making process in action, Jamie MacAlister takes the subject out of the textbooks and brings it engagingly to life. Drawing on lessons from Apple to Procter & Gamble, from Napoleon to Nelson, from Roger Federer to Sir Alex Ferguson, and from Pythagorus to Sir Isaac Newton, Risky Strategy provides a new and dynamic perspective on risk, demonstrating how and when to take the right risk, and knowing how to recognise the common risks that can derail even the most well-planned projects.

Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management

Organizing for Innovation and Growth
Author: David J. Teece
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019954512X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 286
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How do firms grow? How do firms compete? An influential answer to these fundamental questions of business strategy lies in the concept of dynamic capabilities. David Teece provides a clear statement of his ideas, and a framework for managers wishing to assess their organization's strategy.

Strategic Management

A Critical Introduction
Author: Richard Godfrey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317812719
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 196
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Regularly considered to be the cap-stone course on any business or management degree, strategy has developed into a wide-ranging and sometimes overwhelming field of study. However, in recent years the theory of strategy has come under increasing scrutiny for its perceived failures and detachment from real world practice. With an engaging and conversational tone, this new concise textbook offers an accessible and timely review of the theory and practice of strategic management, explored from a more critical perspective. In a refreshing change from much of the literature, Richard Godfrey takes a wider view of strategy, incorporating insights from the worlds of sociology, psychology and history to highlight the complexity and plurality at the heart of the discipline. The book also incorporates a number of extensive case studies on contemporary business strategy from the likes of Apple, Nike, Zara and IKEA. Written for both an undergraduate and postgraduate audience, the book challenges a number of underlying assumption and beliefs about strategy and seeks to add clarity and context to the field.

The Quintessence of Strategic Management

What You Really Need to Know to Survive in Business
Author: Philip Kotler,Roland Berger,Nils Bickhoff
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662484900
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 113
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This book provides practitioners with a basic understanding of strategy and the process of strategic management. Using academic foundations and best practices from business life, the authors present the most important strategy tools and how they interact. The book gives a concise overview over the focal areas and considerations of strategy in practice. It enables managers to analyze and interpret business information with regard to the underlying strategic notions. A hands-on introduction to strategic management by leading marketing authority Philip Kotler, top management consultancy founder Roland Berger, and strategy expert Nils Bickhoff.

Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education

Improving Instructional Practice and Student Learning in Schools
Author: Allan R. Odden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136858261
Category: Education
Page: 264
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Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what has become labeled as "talent and human capital." Grounded in extensive research and examples of leading edge districts, this book shows how the entire human resource system in schools—from recruitment, to selection/placement, induction, professional development, performance management and evaluation, compensation, and career progression—can be reformed and restructured to boost teacher and principal effectiveness in ways that dramatically improve instructional practice and student learning. Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education guides educators towards putting more effective teachers, teacher leaders, and principals in the country’s schools—especially in poverty-impacted urban and rural communities—equipping those teacher and principals with instructional and leadership expertise, and rewarding and retaining those who are successful in attaining these objectives. Drawing from cases, experiences, and deliberations from a national task force, this book outlines a comprehensive framework for how to transform current human resource management practices into authentic, strategic talent management systems in order to improve student achievement.

Strategic Financial Management Casebook


Author: Rajesh Kumar
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128093528
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 604
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Strategic Financial Management Casebook strategically uses integrative case studies—cases that do not emphasize specific subjects such as capital budgeting or value based management—to provide a framework for understanding strategic financial management. By featuring holistic presentations, the book puts readers into the shoes of those responsible for the world’s largest wealth creators. It covers strategies of growth, mergers and acquisitions, financial performance analysis over the past decade, wealth created in terms of stock returns since its listing in stock market, investment and financial decisions, cost of capital, and corporate valuation. In addition, the casebook also discusses corporate restructuring activities undertaken by each company. Each chapter follows a template to facilitate learning, and each features an Excel-based case analysis worksheet that includes a complete data set for financial analysis and valuation. Introduces a conceptual framework for integrating strategy and finance for value creation Emphasizes the roles of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and risk management in value creation Encourages an analysis of investment, financing, and dividend decisions Examines non-financial factors that contribute to value

Mastering Strategic Management


Author: Tim Hannagan
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230629709
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.