Crafting & Executing Strategy: Text and Readings / Edition 17

Crafting & Executing Strategy: Text and Readings / Edition 17

by Arthur Thompson, A. J. Strickland III, John Gamble
     
 

ISBN-10: 0077247698

ISBN-13: 9780077247690

Pub. Date: 01/26/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Thompson, Strickland and Gambles’, CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY, 17e 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. The chapter content continues to be solidly mainstream and balanced, mirroring both the best academic thinking and

Overview

Thompson, Strickland and Gambles’, CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY, 17e 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. The chapter content continues to be solidly mainstream and balanced, mirroring both the best academic thinking and the pragmatism of real-world strategic management.

An attractive collection of 20 readings that amplify important topics in managing a company’s strategy-making, strategy-executing process is included in this Text and Readings version to provide students with a taste of the literature of strategic management before tackling cases or simulation projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780077247690
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/26/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: Concepts and Techniques for Crafting and Executing Strategy
Section A: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 1: What Is Strategy and Why Is It Important?
Chapter 2: Leading the Process of Crafting and Executing Strategy
Section B: Core Concepts and Analytical Tools
Chapter 3: Evaluating a Company’s External Environment
Chapter 4: Evaluating a Company’s Resources and Competitive Position
Section C: Crafting a Strategy
Chapter 5: Five Generic Competitive Strategies—Which One to Employ?
Chapter 6: Supplementing the Chosen Competitive Strategy: Other Important Strategy Choices
Chapter 7: Strategies for Competing in Foreign Markets
Chapter 8: Diversification: Strategies for Managing a Group of Businesses
Chapter 9: Ethical Business Strategies, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Sustainability
Section D: Executing the Strategy
Chapter 10: Building an Organization Capable of Good Strategy Execution
Chapter 11: Managing Internal Operations: Actions That Promote Good Strategy Execution
Chapter 12: Corporate Culture and Leadership: Keys to Good Strategy Execution
Readings
1.
Can You Say What Your Strategy Is?
2.
Enabling Bold Visions
3.
Location, Location: The Geography of Industry Clusters
4.
Identifying Valuable Resources
5.
The Battle of the Value Chains: New Specialized versus Old Hybrids
6.
Playing Hardball: Why Strategy Still Matters
7.
Hitting Back: Strategic Responses to Low-Cost Rivals
8.
Limited Potential Niche or Prospective Market Foothold? FiveTests
9.
Value Innovation: A Leap into the Blue Ocean
10.
Racing to Be 2nd: Conquering the Industries of the Future
11.
Globalization Is an Option, Not an Imperative. Or, Why the World Is Not Flat
12.
The Challenge for Multinational Corporations in China: Think Local, Act Global
13.
How to Win in Emerging Markets
14.
Why Is Synergy So Difficult in Mergers of Related Businesses?
15.
Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Good People Behave Badly in Organizations
16.
Competing Responsibly
17.
The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution
18.
Some Pros and Cons of Six Sigma: An Academic Perspective
19.
Linking Goals to Monetary Incentives
20.
The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

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