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)

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.

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.

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

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.

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

The World Is Flat 3 0

Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1429923075
Release Date: 2007-07-24
Genre: Social Science

This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Rules for Radicals

Author: Saul Alinsky
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307756890
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Political Science

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Exploring Strategy Text and Cases

Author: Gerry Johnson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1292145129
Release Date: 2016-12-22
Genre:

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.

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown
ISBN: HARVARD:32044013659107
Release Date: 1890
Genre: Europe

Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.

Let My People Go Surfing

Author: Yvon Chouinard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101992531
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.--shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. "This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation--it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption tat is at the hear of the global ecological crisis." --From the Foreword by Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything From the Trade Paperback edition.

Data Mining for Business Analytics

Author: Galit Shmueli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118879337
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Mathematics

Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R presents an applied approach to data mining concepts and methods, using R software for illustration Readers will learn how to implement a variety of popular data mining algorithms in R (a free and open-source software) to tackle business problems and opportunities. This is the fifth version of this successful text, and the first using R. It covers both statistical and machine learning algorithms for prediction, classification, visualization, dimension reduction, recommender systems, clustering, text mining and network analysis. It also includes: • Two new co-authors, Inbal Yahav and Casey Lichtendahl, who bring both expertise teaching business analytics courses using R, and data mining consulting experience in business and government • Updates and new material based on feedback from instructors teaching MBA, undergraduate, diploma and executive courses, and from their students • More than a dozen case studies demonstrating applications for the data mining techniques described • End-of-chapter exercises that help readers gauge and expand their comprehension and competency of the material presented • A companion website with more than two dozen data sets, and instructor materials including exercise solutions, PowerPoint slides, and case solutions www.dataminingbook.com Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R is an ideal textbook for graduate and upper-undergraduate level courses in data mining, predictive analytics, and business analytics. This new edition is also an excellent reference for analysts, researchers, and practitioners working with quantitative methods in the fields of business, finance, marketing, computer science, and information technology. “ This book has by far the most comprehensive review of business analytics methods that I have ever seen, covering everything from classical approaches such as linear and logistic regression, through to modern methods like neural networks, bagging and boosting, and even much more business specific procedures such as social network analysis and text mining. If not the bible, it is at the least a definitive manual on the subject.” Gareth M. James, University of Southern California and co-author (with Witten, Hastie and Tibshirani) of the best-selling book An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R Galit Shmueli, PhD, is Distinguished Professor at National Tsing Hua University’s Institute of Service Science. She has designed and instructed data mining courses since 2004 at University of Maryland, Statistics.com, Indian School of Business, and National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Professor Shmueli is known for her research and teaching in business analytics, with a focus on statistical and data mining methods in information systems and healthcare. She has authored over 70 publications including books. Peter C. Bruce is President and Founder of the Institute for Statistics Education at Statistics.com. He has written multiple journal articles and is the developer of Resampling Stats software. He is the author of Introductory Statistics and Analytics: A Resampling Perspective (Wiley) and co-author of Practical Statistics for Data Scientists: 50 Essential Concepts (O’Reilly). Inbal Yahav, PhD, is Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She teaches courses in social network analysis, advanced research methods, and software quality assurance. Dr. Yahav received her PhD in Operations Research and Data Mining from the University of Maryland, College Park. Nitin R. Patel, PhD, is Chairman and cofounder of Cytel, Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Dr. Patel has also served as a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the Computer Society of India and was a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, for 15 years. Kenneth C. Lichtendahl, Jr., PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Virginia. He is the Eleanor F. and Phillip G. Rust Professor of Business Administration and teaches MBA courses in decision analysis, data analysis and optimization, and managerial quantitative analysis. He also teaches executive education courses in strategic analysis and decision-making, and managing the corporate aviation function.