From the author team of the market-leading text Exploring Strategy, comes a new edition of Fundamentals of Strategy. Designed to help student and business executives boost their academic and professional careers, Fundamentals of Strategy is the most concise and easy to follow overview of the fundamental issues and techniques of strategy. Fundamentals of Strategy, 4th edition · Delivers the essential concepts and techniques of strategy in a new 8 chapter structure. This allows additional space to unpack the fundamentals in depth, and at times more critically. · Revamped final chapter on ‘Strategy in action’, raising implementation issues such as organisational structure, management processes and strategic change · Covers up-to-date topics including business models, sustainability and entrepreneurial start-ups. · Engages the reader with real-world strategy problems and provides insights and strategy examples from a wide range of international organisations. · New and updated cases and illustrations featuring small and large organisations from profit and not-for-profit sectors and operating all over the world. · Links to online support material.
Developed for students on short courses in strategy for example, doing an initial course at undergraduate, postgraduate or post-experience level, or studying strategy as part of a wider degree in the arts, sciences or engineering, this book focuses on the analysis and formulation of strategy.
Fundamentals of Strategic Management emphasizes strategy in action, exposing students to real-world examples, practical applications, and strategic theory. Designed specifically for business majors enrolled in the undergraduate capstone course, this brief text takes a clear, concise approach to strategic management and incorporates material from practitioner sources such as Harvard Business Review and Business Week. The author poses a central question—"What makes a business successful?"—to form the basis of discussion for each chapter. One chapter is devoted entirely to corporate governance and social responsibility; coverage of these timely issues is also integrated throughout the program. Boxed examples, end-of-chapter continuing cases, and diagrams and models enhance students' understanding of management concepts. Strategy in Practice boxes highlight real-world examples of successful initiatives employed by organizations such as Intel and Colgate-Palmolive, as well as the challenges encountered by companies such as Levi Strauss and Sears. Throughout the text, models and diagrams reinforce the author's "strategy in action" approach and provide a visual representation of key concepts. A glossary supports students as they encounter new terms in the text and prepare for exams. Two chapter-ending continuing cases help students connect topical coverage to authentic issues in the workplace: Southwest Airlines (in Chapters 2 through 5) and Pepsi-Cola (in Chapters 6 through 10). End-of-chapter Discussion Questions and Projects aid student comprehension and promote critical thinking about the topics presented in each chapter. A robust supplements package provides a wealth of learning and teaching resources for students and instructors, including Micromatic, a strategic management simulation, and a variety of cases in the HMXChange Business Case Database.
The main purpose of this book is to be used for the higher education ofundergraduates in Business Administration and Management and othersimilar degree courses who have an interest in subjects related toManagement and Strategy, and who are studying the syllabus in English.The text is especially recommended for short courses, and has beenadapted to the teaching methods proposed by the European HigherEducation Area (Bologna Process).It is also of use as an introduction to the subject for post-graduatestudents on courses at universities, business schools and similarinstitutions, in subjects related to Strategy, as well as a requiredreference tool for all those professionals and business executives whofrom a practical perspective assume a predominantly applied view ofbusiness and are responsible for managing and advising firms.Through this three-pronged approach, the book is an introductoryhandbook that covers the more salient issues and problems that makeup the theoretical corpus of the management model referred to asStrategic Management.www.guerrasynavas.com
A straightforward and practical guidebook, Fundamentals of Strategic Planning for Healthcare Organizations explores the basic principles of planning and maps out key routes for expanding companies in need of specific decision-making procedures. This allows readers to generate their own ideas for developing strategic plans tailored to the individual needs of their companies. The worksheets, client surveys, and other comprehensive planning documents the book provides from actual healthcare organizations are valuable aids to this developmental stage. Fundamentals of Strategic Planning for Healthcare Organizations points the way to implementing a reliable structural framework for effective strategic health care planning. It advocates methods and models that are at once practical and theoretically sound. Presenting each step necessary to the development of a competent strategic plan, this book enables managers in small and large healthcare organizations to maximize performance in any kind of environment. It keeps astride the developments in a rapidly changing industry as it moves beyond strategic plan development to plan implementation, plan evaluation, and plan control. The book's step-by-step approach facilitates systematic analysis of healthcare delivery models and the roles of marketing, communications, and internal and external factors in the planning process. For motivated self-starters striving to steer the course of their organizations in a rapidly changing industry, the book's presentation of the following topics will be beneficial: situation analysis performance objectives setting mission definition strategy selection operational plans development plan management Fundamentals of Strategic Planning for Healthcare Organizations illustrates the practical elements of strategic planning and considers the logic behind them. By doing so, this book acts as both a primer for the novice and a reference source for managers with more experience. Readers will find themselves turning to it again and again for its practical, “hands-on” advice.
Foundations of Strategy, Second Edition is a concise text aimed at both undergraduate and Masters students. Written in an accessible style with the needs of these students in mind, the latest edition has a clear, comprehensive approach, underlined by sound theoretical depth. The content has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the business environment and strategy research. Features of the text include: 10 chapters covering all the topics in a typical one-semester course. Concise and integrated treatment of strategy implementation focusing on strategy in practice. Integration of the not-for-profit sector. Opening and closing chapter case studies covering a range of real-world, global examples. Featured Example and Case Insight boxes throughout chapters to give an additional dimension to the subject matter. An extensive range of learning and teaching materials accompany this text including instructor manual, case teaching notes, test bank and PowerPoint slides, for instructors. Resources for students include self-test quizzes and glossary flashcards to check understanding. Access the full resources online at www.foundationsofstrategy.com.
You understand the basic concepts of game design: gameplay, user interfaces, core mechanics, character design, and storytelling. Now you want to know how to apply them to the strategy game genre. This focused guide gives you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the strategy game genre and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.
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.
Strategic Program Bootstrapping for Business Innovation and Change
Author: Motoh Shimizu
Publisher: Project Management Institute
Category: Business & Economics
Fundamentals of Program Management: Strategic Program Bootstrapping for Business Innovation and Change deals with this issue in a new and innovative way. The book is a core subset of a larger, highly successful book previously published in Japan. Its purpose is to provide a linkage between strategy and project management through programs, and to offer a framework for integrating strategy, programs, and projects. To date, this critical linkage has not been well understood and has usually been left to the personal knowledge and expertise of project managers engaged in actual tasks.
The Oxford Handbook of Strategy covers the key subject areas and issues currently under discussion in the field of strategy. It unites a team of contributors who are all authorities on the topic of their chapter. The handbook will be of considerable value to researchers, graduate students, and teachers whose interest in the subject area has advanced beyond that of the traditional textbooks, and to managers and consultants who seek an authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date discussion of the fundamentals of strategy. Chapters examine six key areas: Approaches to Strategy, Strategic Analysis and Formulation, Corporate Strategy; International Strategy; Strategies of Organizational Change; and Strategic Flexibility and Uncertainty.
Strategy is about creating a plan to differentiate your business from the competition and to gain a competitive advantage. This book is about the fundamentals of strategic planning for the small business owner and his or her leadership team. Strategic planning is an essential process for every size business. While large businesses may have more resources and time to devote to strategic planning, small businesses have the advantage of being close to their stakeholders and the ability to move quickly.
The globalization of the competitive landscape has forced companies to fundamentally rethink their strategies. Whereas once only a few industries such as oil could be labeled truly global, today many-from pharmaceuticals to aircraft to computers-have become global in scale and scope. As a consequence, creating a global competitive advantage has become a key strategic issue for many companies. Crafting a global strategy requires making decisions about which strategy elements can and should be globalized and to what extent.