Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases / Edition 15

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Thompson, Strickland and Gambles', CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY, 15e presents the latest research findings from the literature and cutting-edge strategic practices of companies have been incorporated to keep step with both theory and practice. Scores of new examples have been added to complement the new and updated Illustration Capsules. More chapter-end exercises have been included. The result is a text treatment with more punch, greater clarity, and improved classroom effectiveness. But none of the changes have altered the fundamental character that has driven the text’s success over the years. The chapter content continues to be solidly mainstream and balanced, mirroring both the best academic thinking and the pragmatism of real-world strategic management. Known for its cases and teaching notes, CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY includes a case line—up that will spark student interest and generate lively classroom discussions. A truly appealing lineup of 33 diverse, timely, and thoughtfully-crafted cases complements the text presentation. Many cases involve high-profile companies, and all are framed around issues and circumstances tightly linked to the content of the 13 chapters, thus pushing students to apply the concepts and analytical tools they have read about. And there's a comprehensive package of support materials that are a breeze to use, highly effective, and flexible enough to fit most any course design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073270388
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/16/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 15
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.58 (d)

Meet the Author

A.J. (Lonnie) Strickland received a BS in Math and Physics from the University of Georgia, an MS in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a PhD from Georgia State university. He currently holds the rank of Professor of Strategic Management in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama. He has done extensive consulting and research work. In recent years, he was honored with the Outstanding Professor Award for the Graduate School of Business, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for the University of Alabama.

John E. Gamble is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Management in the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama. His teaching specialty at USA is strategic management and he also conducts a course in strategic management in Germany, which is sponsored by the University of Applied Sciences in Worms.

Dr. Gamble's research interests center on strategic issues in entrepreneurial, health care, and manufacturing settings. His work has been published in various scholarly journals and he is the author or co-author of more than 50 case studies published in an assortment of strategic management and strategic marketing texts. He has done consulting on industry and market analysis for clients in a diverse mix of industries.

Professor Gamble received his Ph.D. in management from the University of Alabama in 1995. Dr. Gamble also has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Alabama.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Concepts and techniques for crafting and executing strategy 1
1 What is strategy and why is it important? 2
2 The managerial process of crafting and executing strategy 18
3 Evaluating a company's external environment 48
4 Evaluating a company's resources and competitive position 94
5 The five generic competitive strategies : which one to employ? 132
6 Supplementing the chosen competitive strategy : other important strategy choices 160
7 Competing in foreign markets 194
8 Tailoring strategy to fit specific industry and company situations 230
9 Diversification : strategies for managing a group of businesses 266
10 Strategy, ethics, and social responsibility 316
11 Building an organization capable of good strategy execution 358
12 Managing internal operations : actions that promote good strategy execution 388
13 Corporate culture and leadership : keys to good strategy execution 414
Pt. 2 Cases in crafting and executing strategy 451
Sect. A Crafting strategy in single business companies
Sect. B Crafting strategy in diversified companies
Sect. C Executing strategy and strategic leadership
Sect. D Strategy, ethics, and social responsibility
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