Principles of Strategic Management / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
Now published in its Third Edition, Principles of Strategic Management by Tony Morden is a proven textbook that offers a comprehensive introduction to the study and practice of strategic management. This new edition covers the fundamentals of strategic analysis and planning, strategy formulation, strategic choice, and strategy implementation. It contains new material on leadership and corporate governance, and on the strategic management of time, risk, and performance. There is a new chapter on the key issue of crisis and business continuity management. The book retains the strong international flavour of its predecessors. The book is constructed in sharply focused Parts and Chapters. The text is then broken down into accessible Sections. The presentation is clear and reader-friendly. Principles of Strategic Management is ideal for use on undergraduate, conversion masters, and MBA courses in business and management. Its reader-friendly approach also makes it suitable for block-release type courses, distance-learning programmes, self-directed study, in-company training, and continuing personal professional development.
About the Author
Tony Morden is an author and lecturer in strategy and management He is the author of the Ashgate text Principles of Management, which is now available in Chinese language and Arabic editions.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction and book plan; The strategic management concept. Part 1 Concepts and Techniques of Strategic Analysis: Corporate appraisal; Financial appraisal; Sources of competitive or comparative advantage, resource management, capability, value generation, and critical success factors; Competitive analysis; Environmental analysis. Part 2 Business Planning, Risk Assessment, Forecasting, The Strategic Management of Time, and Crisis Management: The strategic management of time; Risk assessment; Business planning and forecasting; Crisis management. Part 3 Strategy Formulation, Leadership, Governance, Strategic Decision-Making, and Performance Evaluation: The concepts of mission, objective, and strategy; Business ethics, environmentalism, and social responsibility; Financial strategy and management; Strategy formulation, governance, and strategic decision-making; Planning style and strategy; Performance evaluation, performance management, and excellence; Leadership and strategy. Part 4 Strategy Choice and Implementation: Strategic Foundations: Structure, architecture, culture, and supply chain management; The strategic management of knowledge, technology, and innovation; Core competencies; Resource stretch and leverage; Competition strategy; Business Strategies: Volume and cost-based strategies; Differentiated, focus, and niche strategies; Brands, reputation, and corporate identity; Product-market development strategies; Business development strategies and strategic alliances; International Business Strategy: International business strategy; Glossary; Index.