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Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage:  Concepts and Cases,9780073530420
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This is the 17th edition with a publication date of 3/9/2009.
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Thompson, Strickland and Gambles', CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY, 17e presents the latest research findings from the literature and cutting-edge strategic practices of companies have been incorporated to keep step with both theory and practice. The chapter content continues to be solidly mainstream and balanced, mirroring both the best academic thinking and the pragmatism of real-world strategic management. Known for its cases and teaching notes, CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY, 17e provides an unparalleled case line up. (1) 22 of the 26 cases are brand new or extensively updated for this edition, (2) The selection of cases is diverse, timely, and thoughtfully-crafted and complements the text presentation pushing students to apply the concepts and analytical tools they have read about. (3) Many cases involve high-profile companies. (4) And there's a comprehensive package of support materials that are a breeze to use, highly effective, and flexible enough to fit most any course design.

Table of Contents

Concepts and Techniques for Crafting and Executing Strategy
Introduction and Overview
What Is Strategy and Why Is It Important?
Leading the Process of Crafting and Executing Strategy
Core Concepts and Analytical Tools
Evaluating a CompanyG++s External Environment
Evaluating a CompanyG++s Resources and Competitive Position
Crafting a Strategy
Five Generic Competitive Strategies
Which One to Employ?
Supplementing the Chosen Competitive Strategy: Other Important Strategy Choices
Strategies for Competing in Foreign Markets
Diversification: Strategies for Managing a Group of Businesses
Ethical Business Strategies, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Sustainability Section D: Executing the Strategy
Building an Organization Capable of Good Strategy Execution
Managing Internal Operations: Actions That Promote Good Strategy Execution
Corporate Culture and Leadership: Keys to Good Strategy Execution
Crafting Strategy in Single-Business Companies
Whole Foods Market in 2008G++Vision, Core Values, and Strategy
Costco Wholesale Corp. in 2008G++Mission, Business Model, and Strategy
JetBlue Airways: A Cadre of New Managers Takes Control
Competition in the Golf Equipment Industry in 2008
Competition in the Movie Rental Industry in 2008: Netflix and Blockbuster Battle for Market Leadership
Dell, Inc. in 2008G++Can It Overtake Hewlett-Packard as the Worldwide Leader in Personal Computers?
Apple, Inc. in 2008
Panera Bread Company
RogersG++s Chocolates
Nucor CorporationG++Competing Against Low Cost Foreign Imports
Competition in Video Game Consoles
NintendoG++s Strategy for the WiiG++Good Enough to Beat Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3?
Corona Beer
GoogleG++s Strategy in 2008
The Challenges Facing eBay in 2008G++Time for Changes in Strategy?
Loblaw Companies Limited: Preparing for Wal-Mart Supercenters
Research in Motion: Managing Explosive Growth
Crafting Strategy in Diversified Companies
Adidas in 2008: Has Corporate Restructuring Increased Shareholder Value?
PepsiCoG++s Diversification Strategy in 2008
Executing Strategy and Strategic Leadership
Robin Hood
Dilemma at DevilG++s Den
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in 2008G++ManagementG++s Initiatives to Transform the Company and Curtail Wal-Mart Bashing
Southwest Airlines in 2008: Culture, Values, and Operating Practices
Shangri-La Hotels
Strategy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
E. & J. Gallo
Detecting Unethical Practices at Supplier Factories: The Monitoring and Remediation Challenges
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