Contemporary Strategy Analysis

Author: Robert M. Grant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119120841
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Brings together the text with an updated collection of 20+ case studies Introduces students to the core concepts and principles of strategy Combines a rigorous approach to business strategy analysis with highly relevant examples of current practice Includes access to high quality case and author video clips

Contemporary Strategy Analysis

Author: Robert M. Grant
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1557866694
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Strategic planning

This instructor's manual contains expanded material on international strategic management and total quality management, and includes new mini-cases. It has a rigorous approach to business strategy analysis. (FREE to adpters of the main text only)

The Direction of War

Author: Hew Strachan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107047853
Release Date: 2013-12-05
Genre: History

A major contribution to our understanding of contemporary warfare and strategy by one of the world's leading military historians.

Understanding Contemporary Strategy

Author: Thomas M. Kane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136622816
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: History

Understanding Contemporary Strategy provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of modern strategy. Covering all the main issues in the field, the book explores the major themes through a combination of classical and modern strategic theory, history and current practice. The book is split into three main sections: Definition and Context : including discussion of the human, technological, intelligence, ethical and grand-strategic dimensions Strategy in the Geographic Environments: land, sea, air and space Contemporary Strategic Challenges: terrorism, insurgency and nuclear strategy. Each chapter presents the reader with a succinct summary of the topic, but also provides a challenging analysis of current issues, supporting students with pedagogical features such as suggested further reading, boxed case studies and study questions. This book will be essential reading for upper-level students of strategic studies, war studies, military history and international security.

Modern Competitive Analysis

Author: Sharon M. Oster
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019511941X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Business & Economics

In her book Modern Competitive Analysis, Sharon Oster shows that combining a sound understanding of economic and managerial principles can make a striking difference in the quality of the strategic planning of any organization. Now completely updated, this third edition includes new material on game theory, added value analysis and strategic intent. Examples are drawn from modern network industries and more attention is paid to newly deregulated markets.Contents:PrefaceIntroduction and OverviewI. The Competitive Environment: Efficient MarketsIndustry AnalysisUnderstanding the Impediments to EntryGroups Within IndustriesCompeting in Global MarketsII. Inside the Organization: Competing for AdvantageOrganizational Goals: Politics and Power in the OrganizationOrganizational Structure and Strategic PlanningCorporate DiversificationVertical LinkagesMergers, Acquisitions and Strategic AlliancesIII. Rivalry: Understanding Rivalry: Game TheoryProduct Positioning and Strategic MarketingCompetitive PricingCompetitive Research and Development and InnovationRegulatory Issues in Strategic Planning IV. The Planning Process: The Strategic Planning ProcessAppendix 1. Some Case SuggestionsAppendix 2. Financial Ratio AnalysisAppendix 3. Using Statistics to Determine AdvantageAppendix 4. A Discussion of Portfolio TechniquesNotesGlossaryIndex

Strategy Builder

Author: Stephen Cummings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118707234
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Genre: Business & Economics

A visual and interactive guide to building and communicating strategies that actually work The effective conditions for selling a strategy are not that different from a public presentation or a coach seeking to get his players to change tack. For a new approach to succeed you need 'buy in'. Your stakeholders — bosses, employees, peers, government officials, and investors — are already making judgments about how much they will engage with you and your strategy within seven seconds of you beginning to explain it. They, and you, are making strategic decisions at a glance. So how do you best captivate your potential stakeholders in your strategic endeavours? The Strategy Builder will show you how. Combines a quick guide to key management frameworks with an interactive "how to adapt the model" approach Includes comments and tweets from experts around the world A visually interactive guide that puts strategy building in perspective

Foundations of Strategy

Author: Robert M. Grant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118914700
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Foundations of Strategy, second edition is a concise text aimed at both undergraduate and Masters students. Written in an accessible style with the needs of these students in mind, the latest edition has a clear, comprehensive approach, underlined by sound theoretical depth. The content has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the business environment and strategy research. Features of the text include: 10 chapters covering all the topics in a typical one-semester course. Concise and integrated treatment of strategy implementation focusing on strategy in practice. Integration of the not-for-profit sector. Opening and closing chapter case studies covering a range of real-world, global examples. Featured Example and Case Insight boxes throughout chapters to give an additional dimension to the subject matter. An extensive range of learning and teaching materials accompany this text including instructor manual, case teaching notes, test bank and PowerPoint slides, for instructors. Resources for students include self-test quizzes and glossary flashcards to check understanding. Access the full resources online at www.foundationsofstrategy.com.

Strategic Vision

Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465029556
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Political Science

By 1991, following the disintegration first of the Soviet bloc and then of the Soviet Union itself, the United States was left standing tall as the only global super-power. Not only the 20th but even the 21st century seemed destined to be the American centuries. But that super-optimism did not last long. During the last decade of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century, the stock market bubble and the costly foreign unilateralism of the younger Bush presidency, as well as the financial catastrophe of 2008 jolted America - and much of the West - into a sudden recognition of its systemic vulnerability to unregulated greed. Moreover, the East was demonstrating a surprising capacity for economic growth and technological innovation. That prompted new anxiety about the future, including even about America's status as the leading world power. This book is a response to a challenge. It argues that without an America that is economically vital, socially appealing, responsibly powerful, and capable of sustaining an intelligent foreign engagement, the geopolitical prospects for the West could become increasingly grave. The ongoing changes in the distribution of global power and mounting global strife make it all the more essential that America does not retreat into an ignorant garrison-state mentality or wallow in cultural hedonism but rather becomes more strategically deliberate and historically enlightened in its global engagement with the new East. This book seeks to answer four major questions: 1. What are the implications of the changing distribution of global power from West to East, and how is it being affected by the new reality of a politically awakened humanity? 2. Why is America's global appeal waning, how ominous are the symptoms of America's domestic and international decline, and how did America waste the unique global opportunity offered by the peaceful end of the Cold War? 3. What would be the likely geopolitical consequences if America did decline by 2025, and could China then assume America's central role in world affairs? 4. What ought to be a resurgent America's major long-term geopolitical goals in order to shape a more vital and larger West and to engage cooperatively the emerging and dynamic new East? America, Brzezinski argues, must define and pursue a comprehensive and long-term a geopolitical vision, a vision that is responsive to the challenges of the changing historical context. This book seeks to provide the strategic blueprint for that vision.

On Competition

Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422155622
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

For the past two decades, Michael Porter's work has towered over the field of competitive strategy. On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition brings together more than a dozen of Porter's landmark articles from the Harvard Business Review. Five are new to this edition, including the 2008 update to his classic "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy," as well as new work on health care, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and CEO leadership. This collection captures Porter's unique ability to bridge theory and practice. Each of the articles has not only shaped thinking, but also redefined the work of practitioners in its respective field. In an insightful new introduction, Porter relates each article to the whole of his thinking about competition and value creation, and traces how that thinking has deepened over time. This collection is organized by topic, allowing the reader easy access to the wide range of Porter's work. Parts I and II present the frameworks for which Porter is best known--frameworks that address how companies, as well as nations and regions, gain and sustain competitive advantage. Part III shows how strategic thinking can address society's most pressing challenges, from environmental sustainability to improving health-care delivery. Part IV explores how both nonprofits and corporations can create value for society more effectively by applying strategy principles to philanthropy. Part V explores the link between strategy and leadership.

Blue Ocean Strategy Expanded Edition

Author: W. Chan Kim
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781625274496
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.

Business Ethics

Author: Gael McDonald
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107674059
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Business Ethics will equip students with the strategies necessary to analyse and improve the broad scope of business ethics today.

Competitive Advantage

Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416595847
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Contemporary Business 15th Edition

Author: Louis E. Boone
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781118475850
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Boone and Kurtz, Contemporary Business 15th Edition delivers solutions at the speed of business.Solutions designed to help you improve critical thinking—from the Boone and Kurtz Student Case Videos to the Weekly Updates news blog—will get students thinking, talking, connecting and making decisions—at the speed of business.Experience a textbook program that supports your goals to stimulate curiously, show relevance, promote creativity and prepare students for what’s ahead, in their academic and business careers.