Strategy and Capability: Sustaining Organizational Change / Edition 1

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This book helps managers and students of management to makes sense of the competing advice on how to change organisations in order to improve their effectiveness.

  • Helps managers to understand how their organisations’ performance could be improved.
  • Presents an overview of the advice on organisational improvement facing managers.
  • Classifies and evaluates various different approaches.
  • Highlights the relationships between strategy and capability.
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Meet the Author

Graeme Salaman is Professor of Organisation Studies,Director of the Business Studies programme, and Director ofProgrammes and Curriculum at the Open University Business School.He has written over 50 books and articles, including HumanResource Management: A Strategic Introduction (with John Storeyand Chris Mabey, Blackwell Publishing, 1998) and Strategic HumanResource Management (1998). He has also worked as a consultantin eight countries for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Willis,BAT, Government of Ethiopia, Fujitsu, Allianz, Ernst and Young,Rolls ROyce, Morgan Stnaley.

David Asch is Pro Vice-Chancellor Strategic ManagementPlanning and Resources at De Montfort University in Leicester. Hehas writtenover 50 articles and books, including New Economy,New Competition (2001), Managing Strategy (1996) andFinancial Planning(1996). He has worked with the seniorteams of a range of firms including Cornhill, Ernst and YoungFujitsu/ICL, and Sun Microsystems.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
About the Authors
1 How Organizations are Changing and Why 1
2 The Model: Five Ways to Improve Organizational Performance 23
3 'Fit': Fitting Organizational Structures to Business Strategy 34
4 The Resource-Based View of Strategy 65
5 Formulating Strategy 92
6 Developing Strategy 126
7 The Adaptive Organization 149
8 Summary and Conclusion 183
References 186
Index 197
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