The Cores of Strategic Management

The Cores of Strategic Management

by Katsuhiko Shimizu

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415886994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/17/2011
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Katsuhiko (Katsu) Shimizu is a Professor of Organization Theory and Strategic Management at Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University in Japan. Previously, he served University of Texas at San Antonio for ten years. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and MBA from Tuck school at Dartmouth College. His research has been published in various top journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies. He is serving the editorial review boards for Academy of Management Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of International Management.

Table of Contents

Main topics

1. Prologue

2. What is strategy?


  1. 3Cs
  2. Strategy is about strengths
  3. Trade-off

Mini-case

McDonald’s

3. External Environment Analysis


  1. Industry
  2. Five-force Analysis
  3. Switching Costs

4. Internal Environment Analysis


  1. Tangible vs. Intangible Resources
  2. Economies of Scale
  3. Vertical Integration vs. Outsourcing

Mini-case

Southwest Airlines

5. Business-Level Strategy


  1. Cost Strategy
  2. Vale Strategy
  3. First Mover Advantages vs. Disadvantages
  4. Recap

Mini-Case

Starbucks Coffee

6. Corporate-Level Strategy


  1. Why Diversification?
  2. Diversification and Synergy
  3. Risks of Synergy

Mini-Case

Gateway

7. M&A, Alliances, and International Strategy


  1. M&A and Alliances
  2. International Strategy

Mini-Case

Daimler-Chrysler

8. Leadership and Decision Making


  1. Courage
  2. Decision Making and Biases
  3. Decision Change

9. Strategy Implementation


  1. Strategy Implementation

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