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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, CONCEPTS AND CASES Eighth Edition, is a comprehensive Strategic Management text that combines impeccable scholarship; cutting-edge research; a sophisticated and practical global focus; and the most thorough, up-to-date, and relevant business examples and cases available. Now, this seminal business text is enhanced by the addition of powerful new media and technology resources, including an updated video program, CengageNOW online teaching tools, and the Business and Company Resource Center (BCRC)—a complete electronic business library. The highly respected authors, all active teachers and experts in the strategic management field, use a unique model that blends classic industrial organization with a resource-based view of the firm to explain how real-world businesses use strategic management to build a sustained competitive advantage. The text includes current and relevant examples to provide context for key concepts, outstanding figures and models to illustrate key points, and a case study section containing engaging and exemplary cases that cover a broad range of critical issues confronting mangers today.
Part I: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT INPUTS. 1. Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness. 2. The External Environment: Opportunities, Threats, Industry Competition, and Competitor Analysis. 3. The Internal Organization: Resources, Capabilities, Core Competencies, and Competitive Advantages. Part II: STRATEGIC ACTIONS: STRATEGY FORMULATION. 4. Business-Level Strategy. 5. Competitive Rivalry and Competitive Dynamics. 6. Corporate-Level Strategy. 7. Acquisition and Restructuring Strategies. 8. International Strategy. 9. Cooperative Strategy. Part III: STRATEGIC ACTIONS: STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION. 10. Corporate Governance. 11. Organizational Structure and Controls. 12. Strategic Leadership. 13. Strategic Entrepreneurship. Part IV: CASES.