Strategy is often the capstone class in a business education - dealing with the big questions of what companies decide to do - innovate, diversify, acquire or even to employ a range of these strategies.
Benefitting from an international author team, the latest edition of this textbook stands out in its global perspective. With an emphasis on value creation, integration of financial considerations alongside coverage of areas that are often missed in competitor texts, such as financial implications for strategy, corporate governance and business ethics. The book also integrates a wide range of in-depth case studies, including Siemens AG, Intel, the Volkswagen Group, PerkinElmer and the Tata Group.
Supplemented by a wide range of cutting edge online case studies and other internet resources, this text will provide students and their instructors with everything they need to succeed in this tough environment.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
The late Peter Fitzroy was Emeritus Professor of Strategy at Monash University, Australia.
James M. Hubert is R.C. Kopf Professor of International Marketing at Columbia University, USA.
Timothy O'Shannassy is Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, Australia.
Table of Contents
Part I: Strategic Management Concepts 1. Managing Strategically: Strategic management in practice – News Corporation 1.1. Introduction 1.2. What determines firm success? 1.3. The concept of the firm 1.4. Dynamics of change 1.5. Strategic management process model 1.6. Changes affecting strategic management 1.8. Summary 2. Strategy Process and Practice: Strategic management in practice – Intel 2.1. Introduction 2.2. Strategy work 2.3. Strategy workers 2.4. Shaping strategy 2.5. The creation of value for stakeholders 2.6. Tools of strategic analysis 2.7. Business models 2.8. Communication of strategy within and across organizations 2.9. Summary Part II: Strategic Analysis 3. External Analysis: The business environment: Strategic management in practice – GE / Alstom merger 3.1. Introduction 3.2. The remote environment 3.3. The industry environment 3.4. The business unit environment 3.5. Multi-industry competition 3.6. Summary 4. External Analysis: The financial environment: Strategic management in practice – Travelodge 4.1. Introduction 4.2. The Two markets in which firms compete 4.3. Financial markets 4.4. Equity markets 4.5. Debt markets 4.6. Cost of capital and firm valuation 4.7. Risk management and derivatives 4.8. Summary 5. Internal Analysis: Managing capabilities, costs and knowledge: Strategic management in practice – ARM Holdings 5.1. Introduction 5.2. Resources 5.3. Resources and capabilities 5.4. Capabilities and competitive advantage 5.5. Dynamic capabilities 5.6. The value chain 5.7. Cost drivers 5.8. Knowledge and intellectual capital 5.9. Summary Part III: Strategy Development 6. Creating Future Direction: Strategic management in practice – Volkswagen Group 6.1. Introduction 6.2. Vision 6.3. Values 6.4. Mission 6.5. Objectives 6.6. An integrative example 6.7. Summary 7. Business-level Strategy: Strategic management in practice – Tata Group 7.1. Introduction 7.2. The changing product / market environment of the business 7.3. Internal analysis for developing strategy 7.4. Developing business level strategy 7.5. Where to compete 7.6. How to compete 7.7. Business growth 7.8. Summary 8. Corporate-level Strategy: Strategic management in practice – Thomas Cook Group 8.1. Introduction 8.2. Elements of corporate strategy 8.3. Creating future direction 8.4. Style of the centre 8.5. Managing the corporate portfolio 8.6. Diversification 8.7. Financial decisions 8.8. Managing strategic risk 8.9. Summary 9. Managing Innovation and the Dynamic Scope of the Firm: Strategic management in practice – Legrand SA 9.1. Introduction 9.2. Key considerations in innovation 9.3. Managing the dynamic scope of the firm 9.4. Managing the dynamic scope – internal development 9.5. Managing the dynamic scope – mergers and acquisitions 9.6. Managing the dynamic scope – hybrid approaches 9.7. Managing the dynamic scope – divestments, spin-offs and restructuring 9.8. Summary Part IV: Strategy Implementation 10. Leading Organizational Change: Strategic management in practice – Whitbread 10.1. Introduction 10.2. Characteristics of organisational change 10.3. The change process 10.4. Leadership 10.5. Summary 11. Designing Organizational Architecture: Strategic management in practice – PerkinElmer 11.1. Introduction 11.2. Structure 11.3. Processes and process management 11.4. Human resources 11.5. Summary Part V: Assessing Strategic Performance 12. Measuring Organizational Performance: Strategic management in practice – Global automobile industry 12.1. Introduction 12.2. Performance measures 12.3. Developing a performance measurement system 12.4. Measuring business level performance 12.5. Corporate performance measures 12.6. Summary 13. Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility: Strategic management in practice – Siemens AG 13.1. Introduction 13.2. The modern corporation 13.3. The governance model 13.4. Shareholders and boards 13.5. Management and boards 13.6. The role of directors and the board 13.7. Board operations 13.8. Global governance approaches 13.9. Corporate social responsibility 13.10. Summary
What People are Saying About This
‘With a plethora of current examples, ranging from rock bands to multinational corporations from all sectors, this textbook ties theory and international practice together exceptionally well. This is a must-read core text for students and academics involved in strategy formulation and strategic management.’
Chris Liassides, Academic Director, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, UK
‘This text can truly help managers expand their understanding to make better business decisions. We will be using his book as an essential tool for the executive education programs we conduct throughout the world.’
Mary Abbazia, Managing Director, Impact Planning Group
‘Highly original and insightful, this book will be invaluable to postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in strategic management. The authors use an accessible style and bring a remarkable range of resources including updated case studies to enliven and enrich their discussion.’
Dr. Andrew Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
‘A well crafted strategic management teaching resource and a welcome update. The text has a nice balance between theory and practice, and connects in an accessible way to major issues, debates and trends in the subject area.’
Tim O'Shannassy, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
‘FitzRoy, Hulbert, and Ghobadian have written a superbly comprehensive and up-to-date book, reflecting the latest scholarly insights and practical wisdom about strategy. This extremely readable and engaging book is loaded with examples from a wide array of industries and regions. If you want to become a more thoughtful and successful strategist, you should read this book.’
Donald C. Hambrick, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
‘Writing a great Strategy text is like cooking a five-star meal – and just as difficult. Many authors take similar ingredients and produce bland, insipid offerings: as the glazed look and mimetic thinking of legions of business students will attest. In contrast, Fitzroy, Hulbert and Ghobadian are master-chefs taking classic ingredients and adding new and unexpected ideas to produce an invigorating feast. Strategic Management: The Challenge of Creating Value is more than food for thought, it offers a rare prize: differentiated thinking.’
Dr. Pierre Berthon, Bentley University, USA
'The three Professors of Strategic Management have combined to write a comprehensive and accessible guide to their field. The text is always to the point. It follows the subject through in a clear and helpful way. It brings it to life with a number of well chosen and sometimes challenging examples... It offers a savvy combination of professional solid analysis and realistic accounts of how problems can blow up in the most strategic of companies. You will find there the usual ways of valuing, analysing and making judgements, but you will also find a healthy scepticism about individual techniques.'
John Redwood, Conservative Member of Parliament for Wokingham, UK