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Overview

Overview: The 18th edition of Crafting and Executing Strategy represents one of our most important and thoroughgoing revisions ever. The newest member of the author team, Margie Peteraf, led a thorough re-examination of every paragraph on every page of the 17th edition chapters. The overriding objectives were to inject new perspectives and the best academic thinking, strengthen linkages to the latest research findings, modify the coverage and exposition as needed to ensure squarely on-target content, and give every chapter a major facelift. While this 18th edition retains the same 12-chapter structure of the prior edition, every chapter has been totally refreshed. And 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, this edition provides an unparalleled case line up of 28 cases. (1) 25 of the 28 cases are brand new or extensively updated for this edition, (2) The selection of cases is diverse, timely, and thoughtfully-crafted and complements the text presentation pushing students to apply the concepts and analytical tools they have read about. (3) Many cases involve high-profile companies. (4) And there&#39s a comprehensive package of support materials that are a breeze to use, highly effective, and flexible enough to fit most any course design.

Thompson 18e, your best case scenario!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073530420
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/9/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 17
  • Pages: 1184
  • Sales rank: 889,780
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 4.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2010

    anonymous's review posted March 2010 is a phoney - the 18th edition had not even been written by then.

    This book has been improved significantly over prior editions and is worth taking another look at. It's clearer, more accessible to students, and truer to the underlying research than others now on the market.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2010

    Worst Textbook I've Ever Used

    This book is poorly edited and complicates simple concepts. Complete sentences are rewritten verbatim within a paragraph of each other. Surprising to see this even for a book that takes a simple concept and reiterates it repeatedly albeit with different words. The book is unclear, useless, overpriced and is a waste of hard earned money. This is absolutely the worst textbook that I have ever used.

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