Into the Value Zone: Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

Into the Value Zone: Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

by Ron Wood


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Into the Value Zone: Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage by Ron Wood

Into the Value Zone provides business leaders with an uncomplicated approach to evaluate their own company and the competition. Professor Ron Wood explains strategies that will help managers to create and execute initiatives that achieve sustainable results with enduring value for their clients and to manage their company's assets with efficiency. Professor Wood outlines a concise business model for managers that highlights market trends, uncovers the impact of new technologies, and enables them to see their company's placement against the competition in The Big Picture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761840206
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 03/24/2008
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Ron Wood is a Professor in the School of Management at Marist College, New York. Professor Wood has worked or consulted for firms, such as IBM, RWD Technologies, GE, and Johnson and Johnson. He has over thirty years of experience in strategic management, research and analysis, and management training.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A New Approach for Business Analysis Chapter 2 Sustaining Your Performance in the Value Zone Chapter 3 The Value Zone Hall of Fame Chapter 4 The Interconnectivity of the Elements of the Value Zone Chapter 5 Leadership—The Heart of the Value Zone Chapter 6 Building and Sustaining an Enduring Culture Chapter 7 Sustaining Profitable Growth Chapter 8 Continuous Expansion into New Markets Chapter 9 Creative and Imaginative Innovation Chapter 10 Building and Sustaining Efficient Business Chapter 11 Building and Sustaining Quality in Products and Services Chapter 12 Gain and Sustain Competitive Advantage Chapter 13 Conclusion Part 14 Appendix: Thomson Financial 25 Yr. Income Statement Part 15 Index

What People are Saying About This

Ron Williams

The book is kindred to those who wish to lead an emerging, high performance organization... I intend to use Dr. Wood's book as a bellwether for how I pursue management excellence going forward.

Jim Parish

The Value Zone is where all of us would like our companies to operate. Dr. Wood has done an excellent job at defining the Value Zone, and outlining the actions taken by key companies to get and stay in the Value Zone.

John W. Elliott

The Value Zone concept espoused by Dr. Ron Wood and the stories he shares about the companies earning Hall of Fame status make for an interesting read. The value of strong leadership for these innovative, efficient, and highly competitive companies that are engulfed in an enduring culture of the benefits of capitalism is evident as your peruse this study.

From the Publisher

...a new and creative way to assess corporate performance. The Value Zone is sure to revolutionize the way people examine strategic competitive advantage in the future.

Eric Abrahamson

In this world of quarterly earnings and myopic short-term thinking, we can easily forget that certain firms have outlived their competitors, sometimes for decades upon decades. Ron Wood, a sharp and seasoned executive, uses his experience, acumen, and academic knowledge to make a compelling case for what distinguishes the companies that will be with us in time to come, from those that won't.

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