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Strategy: Core Concepts, Analytical Tools, Readings is the newest offering from proven authors Thompson, Gamble, and Strickland. As in previous works, the authors' mainstream presentation includes the most recent research in strategy presented in a way that students can understand and apply to business cases and problems. With fewer chapters and pages than previous texts by these authors, this new first edition offers a more concise, lively, and user-friendly presentation of strategic management. Fundamental ...
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Overview

Strategy: Core Concepts, Analytical Tools, Readings is the newest offering from proven authors Thompson, Gamble, and Strickland. As in previous works, the authors' mainstream presentation includes the most recent research in strategy presented in a way that students can understand and apply to business cases and problems. With fewer chapters and pages than previous texts by these authors, this new first edition offers a more concise, lively, and user-friendly presentation of strategic management. Fundamental strengths of Thompson/Gamble/Strickland text treatments are very much evident in this first edition - a compelling presentation of Porter's Five-Forces model and globally competitive markets and first-rate coverage of strategy execution and the drive for operating excellence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072918953
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/11/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 466
  • Product dimensions: 7.94 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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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

Part I: Introduction and Overview

Chapter 1: What Is Strategy and Why Is It Important?

Part II: Core Concepts and Analytical Tools

Chapter 2: Analyzing a Company's External Environment

Chapter 3: Analyzing A Company's Resources and Competitive Position

Part II: Crafting the Strategy

Chapter 4: Crafting a Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage

Chapter 5: Competing in Foreign Markets

Chapter 6: Diversification: Managing a Set of Businesses

Part III: Executing the Strategy

Chapter 7: Building a Capable Organization

Chapter 8: Managing Internal Operations: Five Strategy-Executing Challenges

Chapter 9: Corporate Culture and Leadership

Part IV: Readings in Crafting and Executing Strategy

Section A: Crafting Strategy in Single-Business Companies

Reading 1
Strategy as Balance: From "Either-Or" to “And”

Reading 2
Has Strategy Changed?

Reading 3
A Fresh Look at Industry and Market Analysis

Reading 4
The Science, Not Art, of Business Intelligence

Reading 5
The Past and Future of Competitive Advantage

Reading 6
Sowing Growth in Your Own Backyard

Reading 7
Internationalization, Globalization, and Capability-Based Strategy

Reading 8
Judo Strategy: 10 Techniques for Beating a Stronger Opponent

Reading 9
Controlling International Expansion

Reading 10
Outsourcing: A Core or Non-Core Strategic Management Decision?

Reading 11
Why is Knowledge Management So Difficult?

Reading 12
"See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil" - Leaders Must Respond to Employee Concerns AboutWrongdoing

Reading 13
Ethical Concerns in International Business: Are Some Issues More Important Than Others?

Reading 14
Why Ethics & Compliance Programs Can Fail

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