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.

Contemporary Strategic Management

Author: Robert M. Grant
ISBN: 1118362551
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Business planning

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake -Napoleon Bonaparte Most of my success has come down to basic concepts and good preparation -Mark Bouris If you don't have a competitive advantage, don't compete -Jack Welch The 2nd edition of CSM: Aus Perspective takes Robert Grant's razor sharp focus on competitive advantage and applies it in a concise, engaging and accessible format for students in Australia, New Zealand and our neighbouring region. By eschewing excessive theoretical models, the adapting author team have refined the 2nd edition to present clear, comprehensive coverage of core topics and concepts in business strategy. With a focus on globalisation, ethics, sustainability and the rise of social media, the 2nd edition contests real world examples and insightful grounding theory with equal aplomb. The diversity of the new accompanying cases attests to the philosophy of the Australasian edition. From the evolution of Facebook to the grounding of Qantas; the ferocity of Australian supermarket wars to controversial Chinese bids for NBN contracts, students will relish the opportunity to analyse all types of organisations 7F 13 including the public sector 7F 13 with a view to strategically defining their own professional futures.

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.

Building an Entrepreneurial Organisation

Author: Simon Mosey
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317505945
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurship is often focused on understanding new ventures, but the entrepreneurial flame is required in growing organisations too. This textbook examines how organisations can become more entrepreneurial to achieve sustainable growth. The authors show how entrepreneurship can be used to address crisis points of growth within small firms and to overcome the limitations of stagnation within large firms. By integrating entrepreneurship and innovation management, the book presents a framework to diagnose entrepreneurial behaviour within existing firms. Drawing upon research and reflecting practice across a range of industries, from football, through Silicon Valley, to the retail sector, it includes insights from leading practitioners. The authors build an understanding of entrepreneurship in context to provide diagnostic tools to help organisations make entrepreneurship central to their culture. This unique text is therefore useful reading for business students from advanced undergraduate to executive education.

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

A Contemporary Look at Business Ethics

Author: Ronald R. Sims
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781681239569
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A Contemporary Look at Business Ethics provides a ‘present day’ look at business ethics to include the challenges, opportunities and increased need for ethical leadership in today’s and tomorrow’s organizations. The book discusses current and future business ethics challenges, issues and opportunities which provides the context leaders and their organizations must navigate. The book includes an in?depth look at lessons learned about the causes of unethical behavior by examining a number of real?world examples of ethical scandals from around the world that have taken place over the past few decades. The analysis of the various ethical scandals focuses on concepts like ethical versus unethical leadership, received wisdom, the bottom?line mentality, groupthink and moral muteness, all of which contribute to the kind of organizational culture and ethical behavior one finds in an organization. The book discusses ethical decision making in general and the increased role of religion and spirituality, in confronting unethical behavior in contemporary organizations. The book also takes an in?depth look at the impact ethical scandals have on employees and more specifically the psychological contract and person?organization ethical fit with the goal of identifying, along with other things, what leaders can do to restore relationships with employees and rebuild the organization’s reputation in the eyes of various stakeholders.

Cases in Contemporary Strategy Analysis

Author: Robert M. Grant
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1405111801
Release Date: 2003-07-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Used in conjuction with the best-selling text Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 4th edition, this collection of new cases represents a continuing commitment to examining current business theory in the context of real business situations. New, in-depth international cases, with a focus on today’s technological advances. Can be used alongside the best-selling textbook Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 4th edition or as a stand-alone text due to its broad view. Cases include Madonna, The U.S airline industry, Wal-Mart, On-line broking strategies, Laura Ashley, Daimler, the Virgin Group, Eastman Kodak, Harley Davidson, The Royal Dutch/Shell Group, the Virgin Group and others.

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.

Understanding Contemporary Strategy

Author: Thomas M. Kane
ISBN: 0415461669
Release Date: 2012
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.

Customer Relationship Management

Author: Roger J. Baran
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317419334
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: Business & Economics

This book balances the behavioral and database aspects of customer relationship management, providing students with a comprehensive introduction to an often overlooked, but important aspect of marketing strategy. Baran and Galka deliver a book that helps students understand how an enhanced customer relationship strategy can differentiate an organization in a highly competitive marketplace. This edition has several new features: Updates that take into account the latest research and changes in organizational dynamics, business-to-business relationships, social media, database management, and technology advances that impact CRM New material on big data and the use of mobile technology An overhaul of the social networking chapter, reflecting the true state of this dynamic aspect of customer relationship management today A broader discussion of the relationship between CRM and the marketing function, as well as its implications for the organization as a whole Cutting edge examples and images to keep readers engaged and interested A complete typology of marketing strategies to be used in the CRM strategy cycle: acquisition, retention, and win-back of customers With chapter summaries, key terms, questions, exercises, and cases, this book will truly appeal to upper-level students of customer relationship management. Online resources, including PowerPoint slides, an instructor’s manual, and test bank, provide instructors with everything they need for a comprehensive course in customer relationship management.


Author: Larry Bossidy
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780307591463
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Genre: Business & Economics

The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job Larry Bossidy is one of the world’s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together they’ve pooled their knowledge and experience into the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today. After a long, stellar career with General Electric, Larry Bossidy transformed AlliedSignal into one of the world’s most admired companies and was named CEO of the year in 1998 by Chief Executive magazine. Accomplishments such as 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13 percent or more didn’t just happen; they resulted from the consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business. Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a “vision” and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. The leader’s most important job—selecting and appraising people—is one that should never be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy personally makes the calls to check references for key hires. Why? With the right people in the right jobs, there’s a leadership gene pool that conceives and selects strategies that can be executed. People then work together to create a strategy building block by building block, a strategy in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition. Once the right people and strategy are in place, they are then linked to an operating process that results in the implementation of specific programs and actions and that assigns accountability. This kind of effective operating process goes way beyond the typical budget exercise that looks into a rearview mirror to set its goals. It puts reality behind the numbers and is where the rubber meets the road. Putting an execution culture in place is hard, but losing it is easy. In July 2001 Larry Bossidy was asked by the board of directors of Honeywell International (it had merged with AlliedSignal) to return and get the company back on track. He’s been putting the ideas he writes about in Execution to work in real time.