Strategy by Stewart R. Clegg; Jochen Schweitzer; Andrea Whittle; Christos PitelisProviding a fresh perspective on strategy from an organizational perspective through a discursive approach featuring key theoretic tenets, this text is also pragmatic and emphasizes the practices of strategy to encourage the reader to be open to a wider set of ideas, with a little more relevance, and with a cooler attitude towards the affordances of the digital world and the possibilities for strategy's futures. The key areas of Strategy take a critical stance in the new edition, and also include areas less evident in conventional strategy texts such as not-for-profit organizations, process theories, globalization, organizational politics and decision-making as well as the futures of strategy.
Call Number: 658.4012 CLE
Publication Date: 2019
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The Strategy Pathfinder by Stephen Cummings; Duncan AngwinReal-world strategic management practice in an interactive micro-case format The Strategy Pathfinder presents an innovative, dynamic guide to strategic thinking and practice. Using real-world case examples from companies like Apple, the BBC, Hyundai, LEGO, McDonalds, Nike and SpaceX to illustrate critical concepts, this book enables readers to actively participate in real-world strategy dilemmas and create their own solutions. Strategy Pathfinder's 'live' micro-cases provoke discussion about business models, value creation, new ventures and more, while its complimentary instructional content introduces you to the best 'classic' and new tools of strategic management. Rather than passively reproducing past and current ideas, Strategy Pathfinder encourages strategic thinkers to learn by doing. The book is designed to help the reader to develop a clear understanding of key concepts while shifting your thought processes towards real strategic action and innovation by enabling you to: Use strategy theories and frameworks to engage in analytical and creative discussions about key strategic issues facing real companies today Form strategic views for yourself, and test them against the views of others Effectively make and communicate recommendations based on solid strategic analysis that stand up to scrutiny from multiple stakeholders Become an active producer of new strategic ideas rather than a passive receiver of past wisdom This third edition has been updated with new chapters and cases to reflect the latest, cutting-edge issues in strategic thinking and practice. And the updated companion website offers students, instructors and managers more resources to facilitate understanding, interaction and innovation. As an active learning experience, The Strategy Pathfinder 3rd Edition engages the reader in the work of strategy practitioners. By arming you with the empirical research you need, and the best strategic management theories and frameworks to better analyse situations you're likely to encounter or already facing in your career, The Strategy Pathfinder teaches you how to improve your strategic thinking and practice, and develop your own strategic pathways for the future.
A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about International Business by George Cairns; Martyna SliwaThe Second Edition of International Business includes recent impacts on international business such as the financial crisis, Brexit and the changing political landscape, Chinese steel prices and the Panama Papers revelations. It includes two new chapters on understanding people and organizations in International Business as well as coverage of recent international reports from Amnesty, Oxfam and the World Bank. Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the 'Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap' series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way. Suitable for students of International Business, professionals working in global organizations and anyone curious about the workings of the international business world.
Strategic Management for Tourism Hospitality and Events by Nigel EvansStrategic Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Eventsis the must-have text for students approaching this subject for the first time. It introduces students to fundamental strategic management principles in a tourism, hospitality and events context and brings theory to life by integrating a host of industry-based case studies and examples throughout. Among the new features and topics included in this third edition are: New and fully updated international case studies from both SMEs and large-scale businesses integrated throughout to show the various applications of strategic management theory. More extensive combined sector case studies on relevant topics such as Airbnb are also included at the end of the book for seminar work. New content on relevant topics such as big data, artificial intelligence, political external environment, social media and e-marketing, sustainability and CSR, absorptive capacity, and innovation. Web support for tutors and students providing explanation and guidelines for instructors on how to use the textbook, as well as supplementary exercises, case studies and video links for students. This book is written in an accessible and engaging style and structured logically with useful features throughout to aid students' learning and understanding. It is an essential resource for tourism, hospitality and events students.
Call Number: 910.684 EVA
Publication Date: 2019
Contemporary Strategy Analysis by Robert M. GrantThe updated new edition of the market-leading strategic analysis textbook, addressing the emerging challenges that businesses face in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment In Contemporary Strategy Analysis, expert strategist and lecturer Robert M. Grant equips management students and working professionals with the concepts, frameworks, and techniques needed to make better strategic decisions. Designed to be accessible to readers from different backgrounds and with varying levels of experience, this classic textbook combines a rigorous approach to business strategy with real-world examples of current practice and highly relevant case studies personally written by the author. Contemporary Strategy Analysis focuses on the essential tasks of strategy, showing readers how to use the tools of strategy analysis to identify, analyze, and exploit the sources of superior business performance to secure competitive advantage. The eleventh edition examines the role of strategy in a world reshaped by the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses a wide range of trending topics -- such as the corporate social responsibility movement and environmental, social, and governance innovation -- presented alongside fully integrated business models and up-to-date examples of business model innovation. Perfect for undergraduate and MBA students of business, Contemporary Strategy Analysis has also proven influential with consultants, executives, and others engaged in the strategic direction of a modern enterprise.
Globalization in Question by Paul Q. Hirst; Simon Bromley; Grahame Thompson'Globalization' is one of the key concepts of our time. It is used by both the right and the left as the cornerstone of their analysis of the international economy and polity. In both political and academic discussions, the assumption is commonly made that the process of economic globalization is well under way and that this represents a qualitatively new stage in the development of international capitalism. But is there in fact such a thing as a genuinely global economy? Globalization in Question investigates this notion, providing a very different account of the international economy and stressing the possibilities for its continued and extended governance. The new edition of this best-selling text has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account new issues which have become salient in the period since the first and second editions were published. Several new chapters have been added and others combined or re-written to assess the growing supra-national regionalization of the international economy, the emergence of India and China as new super-powers, and the possibilities for the continued governance of the global system. A new author has been added to strengthen the analytical embrace of the book given the untimely death of Paul Hirst in 2003. Globalization in Question's third edition is a continuing intervention into current discussions about the nature and prospects of globalization. The book has far-reaching implications which will be of interest to students and academics in a number of disciplines including politics, sociology, economics and geography, as well as to journalists and policy-makers.
Call Number: 337 HIR
Publication Date: 2009
The Strategy Process by Joseph Lampel; Henry Mintzberg; James Quinn; Sumantra Ghoshal'There are two people, and only two, whose ideas must be taught to every MBA in the world: Michael Porter and Henry Mintzberg.' – Forbes Magazine nbsp; The Strategy Process is a truly original and authoritative strategy textbook. The author team of Mintzberg, Lampel, Quinn and Ghoshal introduce a richness of theory and practice into this text, offering an ideal introduction for those who want to develop a deep understanding of strategy. nbsp; Now into its fifth edition, this text does not shy away from the complexity of strategy but rather seeks to illuminate where it can and encourage debate and reflection at every turn. It shows that strategy is intimately connected with organizational politics and individual management styles, and is firmly grounded in the real world rather than pushing pure theory. nbsp; As well as offering a comprehensive overview of the huge body of academic knowledge in this area, The Strategy Process encourages a practical perspective through 36 substantial case studies. From modern multinationals to the battlefields of 19th century Europe, this book shows that strategy is everywhere, and understanding it is essential.
Call Number: 658.401 LAM
Publication Date: 2014
Strategic Management by Richard LynchThe 9th edition of this comprehensive core textbook builds on its global perspective and approachable written style, as it explores the key concepts within a clear and logical structure. Lynch guides you through 19 chapters, with updated case studies and pedagogy that support the modern business and management student from start to finish. Continuous contrast between prescriptive and emergent views of strategy highlights key debates within the discipline, whilst an emphasis on the practical throughout the book helps you turn theory into practice
Call Number: 658.4012 LYN
Publication Date: 2022
Strategy Safari by Henry Mintzberg; Bruce Ahlstrand; Joseph Lampel"Henry Mintzberg's views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys." The Observer "My favourite management book of the last 25 years? No contest. The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning." Tom Peters, managment guru Strategy is the most prestigious but also the most confusing part of business. Managers are constantly bombarded with new jargon and the latest fads promising the magic bullet for every strategic problem. The world of strategy can seem to be an impenetrable jungle. Strategy Safari presents a powerful antidote to the dilemma of needing to know about strategy and yet not being able to find any comprehensible guidelines. This revised edition is a comprehensive, colourful and illuminating tour through the wilds of strategic management. In this provocative, jargon-free and extremely readable guide, top strategy authors Mintzberg, Ahlstrand & Lampel clearly set out and critique each of the ten major schools of strategic management thinking to help you grasp what you really need to know. Take the strategy safari - your business will thank you for it.
Strategic Management Accounting by Keith Ward* Challenging and provocative book * Shows how management accounting techniques can be integrated into the strategic decision making process * Extensive use of practical examples from a variety of contexts.An introduction to business strategy for management accountants, financial accountants or managers with an accounting orientation. The book places management accounting clearly within the context of strategic management of the business. Offers qualified accountants a sound introduction to strategic management, and with practical examples and mini-cases provided throughout, this book is comprehensive yet concise. Keith Ward addresses strategic management accounting as a continuous process of analysis, planning and control. Management accounting is about supplying the right information to the right people at the right time, and this can only be expressed in the context of the business strategy and strategic plan. The implementation of appropriate management accounting systems to complement different strategies is discussed in detail. Applications and examples include multinational organizations, non-profit organizations and varying organizational structures. Finally the author covers methods of using management accounting for strategic advantage.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012
What Is Strategy and Does It Matter? by Richard WhittingtonIn this revision of his classic book Richard Whittington challenges the basic assumptions of management orthodoxy. By applying four basic theoretical approaches of strategy-making to a series of key strategic issues, Whittington demonstrates the practical implications of different theories with many examples. Students are then challenged to critically evaluate their own personal approach to strategy-making in practice. The new edition is fully updated to cover the latest issues in strategy including expanded coverage of the resource-based and knowledge-based views of the firm, and utilises new examples from the international, service and 'ebusiness' sectors.