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.

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.

The Strategy Pathfinder

Author: Duncan Angwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119995883
Release Date: 2011-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This new edition of the popular The Strategy Pathfinder updates the micro-cases of real-life problems faced by companies and executives. These micro-cases help readers to engage with the kinds of situations they will encounter in their working lives while provoking discussions about key theoretical themes. Original presentation and design makes this an essential companion for both the business-school classroom and the executive briefcase. The Strategy Pathfinder brings experienced and potential executives alike an instant guide to the concepts and techniques they need to know. An innovative introduction to strategy. Makes readers active “producers” of strategy, rather than passive recipients of received wisdom. Presents essential pathways through the strategy jungle. Each case provokes discussion about a key theoretical theme. Encourages readers to form a view themselves, and then test it against the views of others, before offering recommendations about how best to proceed. Cases are drawn from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Supported by online lecturer supplements.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Author: Catherine Truss
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199583065
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Genre: Business & Economics

This new text takes a fresh look at strategic HRM for the 21st century. The well-respected author team incorporate cutting-edge research into an eminently student-friendly format. The book is packed with case studies including a large number based on original interviews with organisations.

Reading Beyond the Book

Author: Danielle Fuller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135080372
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event organizers. The resurgence of book groups has inspired new cultural formations of what the authors call "shared reading." They interrogate the enduring attraction of an old technology for readers, community organizers, and government agencies, exploring the social practices inspired by the sharing of books in public spaces and revealing the complex ideological investments made by readers, cultural workers, institutions, and the mass media in the meanings of reading.

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

Strategic Management

Author: Robert MacIntosh
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137035462
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Strategic Management: Strategists at Work provides a practical and simple approach to developing a comprehensive strategic plan, as the authors share what they have learned through two decades of strategy work with a myriad of organisations. Focusing on the practicalities of developing strategy and presenting cutting edge theory in an accessible manner, this book delivers key insights into the strategist's role. Key benefits: • Provides a comprehensive range of templates that have been road-tested with over 400 senior managers • Includes extensive case material and interviews • Lecture slides, tutorials, and multiple choice questions available on the companion website

Accounting for Managers

Author: Paul M. Collier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119002949
Release Date: 2015-06-08
Genre: Business & Economics

"This updated and revised fourth edition of Accounting for Managers builds on the international success of the previous editions in explaining how accounting is used by non-financial managers. Emphasizing the interpretation rather than the construction of accounting information, Accounting for Managers encourages a critical, rather than an unthinking acceptance of accounting techniques. Whilst immensely valuable for planning, decision-making and control, users of accounting information need to recognize the assumptions behind, and the limitations of particular accounting techniques"--

Contemporary Strategic Management

Author: David Smith
Publisher: North American Business Press
ISBN: 0982843445
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The specific focus of the book is on the four major strategic levels of strategy. Each level is presented thoroughly with examples and applications. The analysis of the four levels, Generic, International, Corporate, and Functional strategies, provide the student with a holistic picture of how companies move forward in their highly competitive environments. The cases also allow for real world application of these topics, offering the student opportunity to connect the classroom material with the real world. This approach engrains the student with the confidence to move into their professional career. Lastly, we have provided real scholarly research from professors around the country who are providing evidence for the future direction of strategy. Although technical at times, the research articles provide robust information about current strategic thinking and approaches that further arm the student with cutting insights and application to solve real world problems.